Provides background and analysis on the General Mining Law of 1872, which grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals on public domain lands and allows them to stake a claim on that deposit. Examines proposals to reform the law and related legislative activity.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Mining on Federal Lands