Friday, 21 August 2009 00:49

Mining Claim Fee Deadline: September 1st

slide4.pngSacramento – The Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday the deadline for filing annual mining claim fees is Tuesday, September 1. The hundreds of mining claimants throughout the region who wish to hold on to mining claims on federal public lands through 2010 must pay a $140 maintenance fee or file a maintenance fee waiver certificate. “Unless the appropriate forms are filed by the deadline, miners risk the loss of their claims,” said BLM Acting State Director Jim Abbott. “The Information Access Center is available to answer questions regarding any concerns on filings and maintaining of active claims.” BLM’s Sacramento Information Access Center, located at 2800 Cottage Way in Sacramento is open for payment or filings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Mailed fees and forms can be sent to the same address and must be postmarked before midnight, September 1. Each payment must be accompanied by a list of the claim names and BLM serial numbers for which the maintenance fee is being paid. For more information on the filing deadline, the claim fee or the small miner waiver, call the BLM Information Access Center at (916) 978-4400. Staff Report This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.