mining claim

Definition of "mining claim"
  1. A right to dig for metal ore or minerals on specified public lands, established by filing a request that outlines the property with the relevant government agency
How to use "mining claim" in a sentence
  1. The company staked a mining claim over an area rich in gold.
  2. He filed a mining claim after finding a potential diamond site on public lands.
  3. Their mining claim was disputed by local environmental groups.

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