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
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up mining claim? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).