Mining Information

Plat maps are now offered online.
To search the Plat maps you will need to:
1) Click "Recorder's Document Index"
2) Accept Disclaimer Content
3) Click "Document Search-Web" at the bottom
4) Enter recording start and end date as "01/01/1901"
No other fields require being filled out. Plat maps are named after the Township and Range they are located. All plat maps with new claims are updated the first week of every month.

With this service now being offered online we do not require an extra copy of a new mining map or certificate of locations to be sent in with the originals. If you require a conformed copy of the mining map, that will be an additional $2.00 charge per page. 

Mining Map requirements:
"The size of each sheet must be 8 1/2 by 14 inches or 24 by 36 inches. Any 8 1/2- by 14-inch sheet must be capable of being photocopied. Any 24- by 36-inch sheet must be a mylar print or other material capable of being reproduced by standard means". NRS 517.040

The map scale must be no smaller than 500 feet to the inch (that is, a claim 1,500 feet long must be shown with a length of at least 3 inches on the map). The map must show the position of the location monument and the claim-boundaries in relation to other claims, and establish numbers for the claim boundary monuments. A single map may be used for more than one claim, but each claim should be labeled with its name. Figure 5 is an example of a map that would meet those requirements. All claim maps are to be prepared in a similar manner.

The map description should also state the township and range and, if possible, the section and quarter section in which the claim and the landmark are situated. It is also desirable to have the following information on the map: the type of claim (lode or placer), the date of location of the claim, the name and post office address of the locator, the county, the type of monuments used, the bearing and distance between monuments, the scale of the map, and a north arrow (true or magnetic). The claim map is a public record. The County Recorder cannot refuse to accept a map unless he or she can affirmatively show that the map does not accurately reflect the location of all the claims.

Signature Requirements:
Affidavit of intent to hold are required to have a notarized signature.
Certificate of locations are required to have an original signature.

Lander County Recorder's mining fees: 

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