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    Jan 2016
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    Mining claim fees

    Hi everyone, I bought some mining claims in Idaho on the Middle Fork Boise River a few months ago. I just paid a nice big fee to BLM online. About 1200 dollars worth. My question is this all I have to Pay? Or do I have to also pay the County? Thanks, I'm new at this claim fee thing.

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    Mar 2012
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    oh man...

    This is why buying a claim when you don't know how to locate and stake one your self can be a huge problem.

    No, offense to you Mac .. it's just not a good idea.

    Yes, you do have to record at the county a notice of intent to hold if you paid maintenance fee's or if it is your first year filing a small miner waiver.

    You can file a maintenance fee (small miner) waiver if you have ten claims or less. $15 bucks per claim.

    Then perform $100 worth of labor "assessment work" per claim. Within the assesment year the waiver is for. So, $ 15 bucks per claim is a lot less than $1200 bucks in maintenance fee's.
    But, for the sake of honor and integrity don't lie about performing your labor. Considering you don't live in the state your claims are in.

    So, you bought seven claims? Please don't say you bought claims totaling more than 20 acres EACH as an individual...

    Let us know if you have anymore questions. we will do our best to help.

  4. #4
    Jan 2016
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    Well, I'll be honest with you. I got around 135 acres total. I won them on ebay. I didn't believe that it was legit so I called the BLM office in Idaho and they told me it was in fact legit. I have the quick claim deed and a bunch of other paperwork that the owner sent me. It was from their parents estate. I dont think they were to happy because it went really cheap. The claims are about 2 miles or so south of Atlanta Idaho. That's why I didn't locate or stake it out. My boys and I went out there in early July to look at what I had got myself into. We located them and played around a little bit and yes, we did find color. Really small stuff. There were people dredging on other spots close by. So yeah, I got 7 claims on a lucky bid and I paid the fees today online. Typed in the serial numbers and whatnot.



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