Decisions of the Commissioner of the General Land Office and the Secretary of the Interior: Under the United States Mining Statutes of July 26, 1866, July 9, 1870, and May 10, 1872 : with Appendix of Circulars and Forms
A.L. Bancroft, 1874 - 351 pages
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accordance acres adverse claim affidavit aforesaid agricultural allowed appears application for patent approved authorized boundaries California certificate character citizens City claimant Colorado Commissioner contained copy County course court customs decision DEPARTMENT deposits described diagram district dollars east embraced enter entitled entry evidence exist extent fact feet filed further GENTLEMEN give given gold grant ground improvements instructions interest INTERIOR issued LAND OFFICE letter limits lines March mineral lands mining act mining claims mining company necessary notice original parties period persons placer placer claim plat portion possession pre-emption premises proceedings proof proper public lands published quartz question reason record reference Register and Receiver regulations respectfully returned rules Secretary silver situated sixty statute suit surface survey surveyor taken Territory thereof tion township tract tunnel United valuable vein or lode Washington WILLIS DRUMMOND
Page 10 - All valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States and those who have declared their intention to become such...
Page 297 - ... Whenever, by priority of possession, rights to the use of water for mining, agricultural, manufacturing, or other purposes, have vested and accrued, and the same are recognized and acknowledged by the local customs, laws, and the decisions of Courts, the possessors and owners of such vested rights shall be maintained and protected in the same; and the right of way for the construction of ditches and canals for the purposes herein specified is acknowledged and confirmed...
Page 10 - ... no location of a mining claim shall be made until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of the claim located.
Page 12 - ... shall post a copy of such plat, together with a notice of such application for a patent, in a conspicuous place on the land embraced in such plat previous to the filing of the application for a patent...
Page 3 - ... citizens of the United States and those who have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law,, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.
Page 11 - All records of mining claims hereafter made shall contain the name or names of the locators, the date of the location, and such description of the claim or claims located by reference to some natural object or permanent monument as will identify the claim.
Page 236 - The register of the land office, upon the filing of such application, plat, field notes, notices, and affidavits, shall publish a notice that such application has been made, for the period of sixty days, in a newspaper to be by him designated as published nearest to such claim; and he shall also post such notice in his office for the same period.
Page 278 - Upon the failure of any one of several coowners to contribute his proportion of the expenditures required hereby, the coowners who have performed the labor or made the improvements may, at the expiration of the year, give such delinquent coowner personal notice in writing or notice by publication in the newspaper published nearest the claim for at least once a week for ninety days, and...
Page 57 - Among the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality — properties by which a perpetual succession of many persons are considered as the same, and may act as a single individual.
Page 285 - States surveyor-general that five hundred dollars' worth of labor has been expended or improvements made upon the claim by himself or grantors ; that the plat is correct, with such further description by such reference to natural objects or permanent monuments as shall identify the claim, and furnish an accurate description, to be incorporated in the patent.