To maintain our claim rights, we must work them, and have records to prove it. To that end we ask that you make use of this Claim Use Form. If the BLM questions us as about the use of our claims, or wants to close one of our areas to prospecting, we want to be able to produce records showing that our claims are being used regularly. Email makes reporting claim use easy.
To email this form, simply highlight/copy/paste the entire text into an email message. Then edit the message as needed and send it to our Claims Committee Chairman, Joe Johanek. His eMail address is Joe4409@aol.com.
CLAIM USED: DATE USED:
TOTAL PEOPLE AND TIME ON THE CLAIM:
(How many people prospected, or worked to restore the land, and the number of hours spent.)
(Blue Italic explanatory text like this can be easily deleted from the email.)
TYPE OF WORK DONE:
(Prospecting, land restoration, filled holes, trash removal, etc.)
PLEASE RATE THE EASE OF ACCESS:
(On a scale from 1-easy through 8-very difficult.)
BY WHAT TYPES OF VECHLES IS THE CLAIM ACCESSIBLE?
(Car, SUV, pickup truck, 4x4, minivan, motor home?)
(Were the markers in place, knocked down, or not readable? Did you look for them?)
WERE THE DIRECTIONS ACCURATE?
(If not, please give new directions and provide a map if possible.)
(Such as a dredge, high-banker, sluice, dry-washer or metal detector. Also mention the type of gold you found: nuggets, pickers, flakes or flour gold. If it was a gem claim, what gems did you find?)