mining claim

noun

Definition of mining claim

: a tract of land having access to a vein or lode of valuable minerals supposed to exist below and definitely located on its surface by a miner with the right to occupy and mine in the manner and under the conditions prescribed by law usually involving discovery and the filing of legal notice

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“Mining claim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mining%20claim. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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