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					                               A GUIDE TO STAKING MINING CLAIMS

                                                    Table of Contents


1. What is a Mining Claim? ..................................................................................... 1

2. Mining Claim Boundaries .................................................................................... 2

3. Claim Tags ........................................................................................................ 3

4. Claim Posts ....................................................................................................... 4

5. Preparation ....................................................................................................... 5

6. Tools of the Trade .............................................................................................. 6

7. General Staking Information ................................................................................ 7

8. Staking in Designated Areas ................................................................................ 8

9. Staking Lands Open for Less than 24 Hours ........................................................... 9

10. Staking A Single-Unit Claim (Lands Open More than 24 Hours) ............................... 10

11. Staking A Multiple-Unit Claim............................................................................ 11
        a) Some Configurations of a Multiple-Unit Claim

12. Staking with a Helper ....................................................................................... 13

13. Use of Line Posts ............................................................................................. 14

14. Witnessing Claim Corners .................................................................................. 15
        a) Witnessing One Claim Corner
        b) Witnessing Two Claim Corners
        c) Witnessing Onto Inaccessible Surface Rights

15. Use of Common Posts ....................................................................................... 18

16. Irregularly Shaped Claims ................................................................................. 19
         a) Tying Onto Surveyed and Unsurveyed Boundaries
         b) Water Boundaries

17. Staking in Subdivided Townships ....................................................................... 21
        a) Line Post Tag Inscriptions on Irregular Boundaries

18. Applying to Record a Mining Claim ..................................................................... 23
        a) Examples of Completed Forms

19. MNDM Contacts ............................................................................................... 36


This guide summarizes the regulations of the Mining Act of Ontario as of March 1999 with respect to the staking and
recording of mining claims. It is intended for information only and is not a legal document. The complete regulations
appear in the Mining Act RSO / RRO 1990 as amended. For a detailed explanation of these requirements please contact
the Provincial Mining Recorder. For a copy of the Act and Regulations, please contact Publications Ontario, 50 Grosvenor
Street, Toronto ON M5A 1N8. Telephone: 1-800-668-9938.
1. WHAT IS A MINING CLAIM?



In Ontario, Crown lands are available to             The following pages and illustrations are
prospectors for mining exploration. A licensed       intended to help you understand what the
prospector must first stake a “mining claim” to      Ontario Mining Act requires you to do to properly
gain the exclusive right to prospect on Crown        stake out a mining claim.
land.
                                                     While many situations you will encounter are
A mining claim is a square or rectangular area of    covered in the examples, you should also read
open Crown land or Crown mineral rights that a       the most recent Mining Act and Regulation for
licensed prospector marks out with a series of       full reference. Please note that for ease of
claim posts and blazed lines. A claim can range      reference, the examples provided have been
in size from 16 hectares (a 1-unit claim) to 256     simplified. Often the staking of your claim will
hectares (a 16-unit claim).                          be made more complex by geography; existing
                                                     surface rights, patents, leases or claims; or
The sketch in Figure 1 shows mining claims as        adjacent boundaries of lands not open for
they could appear on a claim map available for       staking. You are advised to review the claim map
purchase from the Provincial Recording Office or     in advance and consult with your local Mining
via the Internet. While each mining claim may        Lands Consultant or the Provincial Mining
look simple and straightforward on a map, the        Recorder if you are unsure of any aspect of
process of staking out a claim is fairly involved.   claim staking.




Figure 1
                                                                                                     1
2. MINING CLAIM BOUNDARIES
           Staking Regulation, Section 8 (4-6)



Mining claims are staked in a square or             smaller trees) or pile loose rock rubble into
rectangular shape with boundaries running           cairns. Failure to mark out your claim properly
north, south, east and west astronomically. Your    can lead to problems such as:
compass will need to be set using the magnetic
declination shown on topographic maps. After a      •   Boundary conflicts when someone over stakes
claim post is erected, a clearly marked trail           your claim;
(claim line) is established, leading to where you   •   Disputes that could lead to the loss of your
intend to erect the next corner or line post. A         claim and investment; or
proper claim line is one that is easy to spot and   •   Increased legal survey costs if you take your
to follow. The usual method for marking claim           claim to lease.
boundaries is with an axe to cut blazes into
trees and to cut underbrush. There is an            Coloured flagging tape is NOT a substitute for
exception to this rule in areas designated by       blazing. Flagging tape is not durable and tends
the Minister (see Staking in Designated Areas on    to disintegrate and break down within a year or
page 8). Blazes are cut into two sides of a tree    two. Your local Mining Lands Consultant or
and face the direction of the line. If trees are    Provincial Mining Recorder can advise you when
not available, you must erect pickets (cut from     it is appropriate to use flagging tape.




                Figure 2


               A proper claim line is one that is easy to spot and to follow.
2
3. CLAIM TAGS
       Staking Regulation, Sections 15-17



                                            Claim Corner Post Tags (sold in sets of four) are
                                            affixed by nails to each corner post. The number
                                            (4) in the top right-hand corner of the tag at
                                            left indicates which corner post the tag is to be
                                            placed on. The lower number (1237510)
                                            identifies your claim on a claim map and in the
                                            records of the Provincial Mining Recorder after it
                                            is accepted for recording. Tag material is
                                            aluminum or another metal alloy.

                                            The tags are always placed as follows:

                                            No. 1 on the northeast corner post;
                                            No. 2 on the southeast corner post;
                                            No. 3 on the southwest corner post; and
                                            No. 4 on the northwest corner post.

                                            Claim Line Post Tags are affixed to all line
                                            posts. The claim number, distance and direction
                                            from the last corner post erected is inscribed or
                                            scratched into the coating of the tags. An extra
                                            fine ballpoint pen or a sharp nail can be used to
                                            mark the tags.




                                            Line Post Tags are available in round and
                                            rectangular formats and are made of red
                                            anodized aluminum foil.




    Figure 3




                                                                                            3
4. CLAIM POSTS
                 Staking Regulation, Section 14



Claim posts are used to establish the boundaries             post is used, it should be erected in a stone
of your mining claim. Every claim post used for              cairn.
staking a mining claim must stand 1.2 metres
above the ground when erected; be squared or                 Corner posts are erected at the four main
faced on four sides for 30 centimetres from the              corners. Line posts are erected at 400-metre
top; and be squared or faced for 10 centimetres              intervals along the perimeter of the mining
across each side.                                            claim and at points where the boundaries change
                                                             direction. Witness posts are used to reference
The post can be constructed from a standing                  corners where it is not possible to erect a post
tree, commercial timber or a loose post. A post              (i.e. when a claim covers water).
constructed from a standing tree (stump post) is
preferable. A loose post, however, is unavoidable            NOTE: You must erect newly constructed claim
when there is no standing timber of proper size              posts each time you stake. You cannot use an
near the spot where you must establish a corner              old post. See page 18 for a description of when
or in areas where special staking rules apply,               common posts can be used.
i.e. areas designated by the Minister. If a loose
                                           30 cm
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                                                                                                             10 cm
                                                                                            10 cm
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          Figure 4




4
5. PREPARATION



Don’t forget to get a prospector’s licence.         In addition to equipping yourself properly, you
Application forms are available on the Internet     must be in good physical condition and have a
and the licence can be purchased from the           plan for your day’s work that is based on your
Provincial Recording Office. You must be at least   skill and abilities. Of equal importance is a
18 years of age to obtain a prospecting licence     thorough knowledge of wilderness first aid and
in Ontario and you must provide identification      survival skills. When asked how long it would
with your birthdate and signature.                  take to become a good claim staker, one old
                                                    prospector replied, “It will take you one year to
The illustrated examples that follow on pages 9 -   learn how to stake a claim and five years to
22 are simplified explanations of the process of    learn how to walk in the bush.” When staking
staking a mining claim. Please bear in mind,        your first claims, expect to take a full day to
however, that staking is far from a “walk in the    stake one 16-hectare claim.
park”. Equip yourself properly by bringing the
following:                                          Also remember that the Mining Act requires that
                                                    all staking must be completed as a continuous
•   Good sharp axe and a file to sharpen it;        action. Continuous action is defined as staking
•   Compass with declination settings (bringing     that is completed with no significant
    a spare is also recommended);                   interruption. The length of acceptable
•   Small emergency first aid kit;                  interruptions may vary from case to case,
•   Supply of high energy food;                     depending on circumstances. You cannot,
•   Maps enclosed in a waterproof bag;              however, start a claim one weekend, return to
•   Nails for use in attaching claim tags           your day job and complete staking the next
    (1” nails are the most commonly used);          weekend.
•   Watch; and
•   Waterproof notebook and pencils.                Remember:
                                                    • Equip yourself properly.
Carrying a good notebook is essential. You will     • Be in good physical condition.
need to keep track of the date and time you         • Plan your work to match your skills and
erected a post, the metal tag numbers of claims        ability.
you tied onto, and the distances at which your      • Be familiar with wilderness first aid and
claim line crosses a stream, river, road, etc.         survival skills.
                                                    • Complete all staking as a continuous
                                                       action.
                                                    • Always let someone know where you are
                                                       going and when you plan to return.
                                                    • Take your time and do a good job.




                                                                                                        5
6. Tools of the Trade



                                             Sharp axe




                                      70 - 75 cm handle
                                         - 1 kg head




                                                                                 Tags

                        with
                        declination
                        setting




    Compass

                                                               Sturdy boots



                                                              Graphite pencil
                                                              (large head)




                                  Nails
                                  1” common or
                                  roofing nails                and graphite lumber crayon
                                  can be used to               for post inscriptions
    Up-to-date claim map
                                  attach tags to posts
     from the Provincial
      Recording Office.
       You should also use
     topographic maps and
       aerial photographs.




                                                          Notebook, to keep a record of
               Watch                                      dates, times, distances, etc.
Figure 5
                        Don’t forget to get a prospector’s licence.
6
7. GENERAL STAKING INFORMATION



Most good mineral prospects are not found in a       topographic maps which may have more detail
park-like setting. Your staking activities will be   on roads. Scales vary; the 1:20,000, 1:50,000
affected by rough terrain, extra thick bush,         and 1:100,000 scales are most useful. Many
swamps, deep snow, local magnetic anomalies          outdoor and camping equipment suppliers will
that draw your compass off, or bugs that are         have these maps as well as aerial photographs
especially fierce. Welcome to the life of a          for sale or available through special order.
prospector.                                          Timber companies working in the area may also
                                                     have maps that show their most recent haul
For the above reasons and many more, you will        roads and access trails. Be sure to note the
never stake a claim which is perfectly square.       magnetic declination (the variation between
Being perfectly square, however, is not              true north and magnetic north) for the area you
necessarily the measure of a good mining claim.      plan to stake. This will be needed in the field to
A good claim is:                                     stake astronomic north, south, east and west
                                                     boundaries.
•   One that is accurately shown on the sketch
    that you submit to the Provincial Mining         Topography: Each time you come to a lake,
    Recorder;                                        river, stream, road, railway, highway and any
                                                     other physical feature, you can confirm or
•   As close as possible to the size and shape
                                                     correct the location of your mining claim. Use
    you intended to stake; and
                                                     these features to establish your start point and
•   Well-marked and easy to find.                    try to “tie onto” (record the distance to) other
                                                     known features as you go along. Surveyed
All of which is possible to do if you prepare        corners for a township line or private property
yourself properly.                                   can also be used in this manner. Always record
                                                     this information in your field notebook and show
Even for an experienced prospector, the best         it on your Application to Record sketch.
efforts using a compass for direction and pacing
for distance are not always enough to ensure a       Measurement: Counting your steps (pacing) is
good accurate claim. Short of hiring a               often inaccurate when you encounter hilly
professional staker to do it for you, please         terrain or dense bush. Instead, use a hip chain
consider the following:                              for measurement. These devices are available at
                                                     outdoor supply stores and are worn at the waist.
Maps: Get the best maps available. In addition       The unit uses a thin thread wound over a
to the most current claim map from the               counter to measure off distance as you walk. If
Provincial Recording Office, you should also buy     you are up on the latest technology, look into
                                                     the use of a global positioning system (GPS).




                                                                                                      7
8. STAKING IN DESIGNATED AREAS



Special provisions apply in designated areas to      •   Flagging, painting, pickets or monuments
protect environmentally sensitive lands. These           (stone cairns) shall not be used to mark the
areas have been designated by the Minister of            shoreline perimeter of an area being staked.
Northern Development and Mines and are
identified on claim maps. Verify your location       •   Claim posts, witness posts and line posts
with the Provincial Recording Office to confirm          shall be set back from the shoreline
if the land you plan on staking is within a              perimeter of an area being staked so that
designated area. If staking in a designated area,        they cannot be seen from the water.
be sure to follow the provisions listed below:
                                                     •   No standing trees of any type in the area
•   If there are standing trees in the area that         being staked shall be cut, pruned or
    is being staked, trees on the perimeter of           delimbed for staking purposes.
    that area shall not be blazed, and the
    perimeter shall be clearly marked by securely    •   There shall be no claim posts, witness posts,
    affixing durable flagging tape to the trees or       line posts, line blazing or any other
    by painting them on two sides in the                 evidence of staking on islands within a
    direction of travel.                                 designated area.

•   If there are standing trees in the area being
    staked, the perimeter of the area being
    staked shall not be marked by the cutting of
    underbrush.




8
9. STAKING LANDS OPEN FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS
            Staking Regulation, Section 10 (2)



Quite often when areas of high interest come                         •   Only the recording licensee can erect, tag
open to staking, two or more parties may                                 and inscribe the posts.
compete for the same area. To keep order in the
                                                                     •   The date and time you start and the date
competition, the Mining Act has rules for staking
                                                                         and time of completion must be inscribed on
which specifically apply to the first 24 hours
                                                                         the No. 1 post.
that the land is open. These rules must be
strictly adhered to.                                                 •   Helpers may blaze claim lines but only after
                                                                         the lands are open and the staking has
The area of land shown as an example in Figure                           commenced.
6 has just been opened to staking. For a claim
                                                                     •   Helpers may construct “loose” claim posts
staked in the first 24 hours that the land is
                                                                         but must not erect, tag or inscribe these
open:
                                                                         posts.
•    Staking must not begin before 8:00 am                           •   A helper may NOT construct a stump post as
     Standard time (for the time zone you are in)                        that constitutes “erecting” a post.
     on the day the land comes open for staking.
                                                                     NOTE: Multiple unit claims staked in the first 24
•    Staking must be started at the No. 1 (NE)
                                                                     hours are also subject to these rules. Typical line
     corner post and then proceed in a clockwise
                                                                     post inscriptions for multiple unit stakings are
     direction ending back at the No. 1 corner.
                                                                     shown on pages 11, 14, 18 and 19.


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                                                                                                 to START and
                                                                                         1
                                                                                                 FINISH staking
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                                                                                                                               9
10. STAKING A SINGLE-UNIT CLAIM
           (Lands open more than 24 hours)
                Staking Regulation, Sections 2 (1, 4-8), 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16


If the area to be staked has been open for more                 No. 3 corner. The boundary is marked with
than 24 hours, you may start staking at any                     enough blazes to ensure that it is easily spotted
corner or line post and proceed in either a                     by others.
clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. In
Figure 7, a prospector is staking a single-unit                 The No’s 3, 4 and 1 posts are erected, tagged
(16-hectare) claim, starting at the No. 2                       and inscribed as shown and the staker completes
(southeast) corner. After the No. 2 corner post is              the staking at the No. 2 corner. The No. 2 post is
erected, it is tagged and inscribed with the                    then inscribed with the date and time that all of
prospector’s name, license number and the date                  the required work for staking the claim has been
and time. The prospector is staking in a                        completed.
clockwise direction by proceeding west to the




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10
11. STAKING A MULTIPLE-UNIT CLAIM
           (Lands open more than 24 hours)
                Staking Regulation, Sections 2 (1, 4-8), 8, 9, 10 (1), 13, 14 and 15


In the multiple-unit mining claim shown in                                          direction and distance from the last corner post.
Figure 8, a single staker started at a line post on                                 Even though the claim can be staked in a
July 12 and then completed at the No. 2 (SE)                                        clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, tags
corner the following day. Line posts are erected                                    are still to be placed on the post faces as
at 400-metre intervals along the boundaries.                                        shown. Acceptable claim configurations for a
Line tags are affixed to the line posts and                                         multiple-unit claim are shown on the following
inscribed with the claim number and the                                             page.




                                                                          POST
                                                                        LOCATION
                                                                       400m east
                                                                       of no. 4
                                                                       corner
                                                                        CLAIM NO.
                                                                        1234567
                                    4                                                                                                                   1
                          1234567                                      East face                                                            1234567

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                                                                                                                             400m
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                                                      of no. 3                                           CLAIM NO.
                                                      corner                                          1234567
                                                           CLAIM NO.
                    East face                          1234567                                      South face                        South face
                                                    North face
                                                                       You may start
                                                                       staking at a
                    Lost                                               line post
                                                                                                                      400m
                                           470m




                                                     POST
                                                                                               POST

                    Lake                           LOCATION
                                                  350m north
                                                  of no. 3
                                                                                             LOCATION

                                                                                        800m south
                                                  corner                                of no.1 corner
                                                   CLAIM NO.
                                                   1234567
                                                                                             CLAIM NO.
                                                                                            1234567                                                         road
                                                  North face                                South face                                     r o ad
                                                      POST
                                                    LOCATION
                                                   400m west                                                                                        2
                                                                                                               400m
                                    350m




                      3                            of no. 2
                                                   corner                                                                                1234567
            1234567
                                                    CLAIM NO.

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                                                                                    Your finish time
    North face                                                                      is to be on a                               West face
                                                                                    corner post
Figure 8

                                                                                                                                                               11
11. STAKING A MULTIPLE-UNIT CLAIM



a) Some Configurations of a Multiple-                           rectangular and cannot exceed a length to width
Unit Claim                                                      ratio of 4:1. In certain instances, claims that
           Staking Regulation, Section 2 (1,7)                  are irregular in shape (i.e. not square or
                                                                rectangular) may be allowed. Examples of
A multiple-unit claim must be square or                         irregular claims may be found on pages 19 - 22.




Acceptable claim configurations

            4                         1         4                    1                 4              1

                                                                                            4 units
                       16 units                                                             64 ha.
                       256 ha.                         12 units
                                                       192 ha.                        3               2
                       maximum
                       claim size


             3                        2         3                    2
                                                                                             4    1

                                      1
                                                                                  2 units
            4
                                                      3 units                     32 ha.
                       8 units                        48 ha.
                       128 ha.                                                               3    2
                                                      4                   1

            3                         2               3                  2


            4 units                             4                                                         1
            64 ha.
                                                          16 units       maximum 4:1 ratio and
            4                         1                                  maximum claim size
                                                          256 ha.
                  maximum 4:1 ratio
            3                         2         3                                                         2




Unacceptable claim configurations
            5 units
            80 ha.
            ratio 5:1
            4                               1

            3
                          yp4               2
                                                    exceeds 4:1 ratio




                                 p4
            4                                                                 1
                 18 units                 exceeds 4:1 ratio
                               y
                 288 ha.
                 ratio 4.5:1              and maximum claim size
            3                                                                 2




Figure 9



12
12. STAKING WITH A HELPER
            (Lands open more than 24 hours)
               Staking Regulation, Sections 9 and 10 (1)


When staking lands that have been open for                     that he or she erects. The corner post
more than 24 hours, an unlicensed helper may                   inscriptions include the name and license
blaze the lines and construct loose posts. A                   number of the prospector who erected the post.
helper who is a licensed prospector, however,                  Archie Ross is the recording licensee and would
can erect, tag and inscribe posts.                             apply to record the claim. He is responsible for
                                                               the actions of any helpers.
In Figure 10, two licensed prospectors work
together. The first prospector erects the No. 2                NOTE: If the land had been open for less than 24
post and then blazes a line west while the                     hours, the recording licensee must erect,
second prospector blazes a line north. They                    inscribe and tag all posts. See Staking Lands
complete the claim at the No. 4 (NW) corner.                   Open for Less than 24 Hours on page 9.
Each prospector tags and inscribes the posts




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Figure 10

                                                                                                                             13
13. USE OF LINE POSTS
            For boundaries where the erecting of line posts is not practical
              Staking Regulation, Section 13 (1)


Line posts with tags must be erected on both                           Line post tags are inscribed with the claim
shores of Blue Lake because the 400-metre                              number, direction and distance from the last
interval falls within the lake. In this example,                       corner post erected. Line posts may be erected
Blue Lake is a non-designated area. If Blue Lake                       on either side of Wolf Mountain if it cannot be
were in a designated area, line posts would need                       safely traversed. Line posts, however, are not
to be set back from the shoreline so as not to be                      required on either side of Eagle Lake because the
visible from the water.                                                400-metre interval is not in the lake.




                                                                                                                  POST
                                                                                                                LOCATION

                                                                               Mountain                       320m west
                                          POST                             olf
                                        LOCATION                          W                                   of No.1
                                      1210m west                                                                CLAIM NO.
                                      of No.1                                                                  1234569
                                       1234569
                                        CLAIM NO.                                                                East face
                                       1234569
                                      East face
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                                                   390m                                                  320m
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                                                                                                                         400m
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                                                                                         POST
                                                                                       LOCATION

                                        LP                                           930m north                 LP
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                                                                                                                     270m




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                                                                                       CLAIM NO.
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14
14. WITNESSING CLAIM CORNERS
               Staking Regulation, Section 12



Occasionally, a corner of the claim you intend to               post is located on the west boundary where this
stake will fall within a body of water. The act of              staking is completed.
referencing a corner location to a point where it
is impractical to erect a post is called                        In addition to the witnessed distance inscribed
witnessing.                                                     on both posts, these posts must also bear the
                                                                same inscription as required for corner posts as
                                                                well as the letters “WP”.
a) Witnessing One Claim Corner
                                                                NOTE: Because the second witness post does not
When witnessing a single claim corner into a                    have a corner tag, we recommend that a line
lake in the situation illustrated in Figure 12, two             post tag be used to display the claim number
witness posts (WP’s) must be erected. The first                 and the witnessing information (rather than
witness post is located on the south boundary                   inscribing the wood of the post). The tag
which also happens to be the start point of this                inscription is more durable and the tag more
particular staking. The No. 3 claim corner tag is               visible as a marker. This is not currently a
affixed to the first witness post erected and                   requirement of the Mining Act but it is an
referenced as per the post inscription - 200                    acceptable practice.
metres west into Pickle Lake. The second witness



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                                                                                                                        15
14. WITNESSING CLAIM CORNERS



 b) Witnessing Two Claim Corners                             locations into Red Lake. In Figure 13, only one
                 Staking Regulation, Section 12              witness post is required for each corner that
                                                             falls within the lake. Witness posts must be
In this example, two claim corners are                       erected on the claim boundary as close to the
established by posts witnessing the intended                 true corner as practical.




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16
14. WITNESSING CLAIM CORNERS



c) Witnessing onto Inaccessible                      A prospector should always be concerned when
   Surface Rights                                    there are other existing rights on the lands to be
        Staking Regulation, Section 12               staked. The Mining Act provides that you may
                                                     have to compensate a surface rights holder for
As shown in the previous two examples, the           damages caused. You must also provide notice to
witnessing of claim corners is necessary when        a surface rights holder before you begin any
the erection of posts at an intended corner is       assessment work. If you are about to stake
not possible or practical. Witnessing is allowable   patented surface rights and are unclear about
in Figure 14 below because the surface rights are    your obligations, please call the local Mining
being used. Instead of cutting trees within the      Lands Consultant or Provincial Mining Recorder.
boundary of the farmer’s fence, the staker has
used commercial 4” X 4” lumber for posts.



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                                                                                                                17
15. USE OF COMMON POSTS
                         Staking Regulation, Sections 17 and 18



Figure 15 illustrates the staking of two mining                                                                only permissible if the claims in question are
claims, where posts of one claim are used as                                                                   recorded at the same time by the same licensed
common posts in the staking of another. This is                                                                prospector.




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18
16. IRREGULARLY SHAPED CLAIMS



a) Tying onto Surveyed and                                      In Figure 16, it is permissible to stake your
   Unsurveyed Boundaries                                        eastern boundary by tying onto (following the
            Staking Regulation, Sections 2,                     same boundary line as) existing mining patents,
            3 and 13 (2)                                        a mining lease and a claim. You must erect line
                                                                posts at the 400-metre interval and at the
Mining claims must be staked as a square or                     surveyed corner where the boundary changes
rectangle. This is necessary to keep the                        direction. The remainder of the claim must
accumulation of claims in unsurveyed territory                  conform to the requirements of the claim staking
as orderly as possible. Occasionally, you may find              regulations. If you encounter situations more
that the ground open to be staked is an irregular               unusual than this and you are not sure where
shape. This would be an area in between or                      posts are to be placed, contact the Mining Lands
adjacent to other mining claims, mining leases                  Consultant or the Provincial Mining Recorder for
and patents, or other lands not open to be                      advice.
staked.




                                                                                   122m               mining
                                              4                   LP                LP       1        patent
                                                        400m           400m




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                                                                  POST




                                                                                           365
                                                 400m




                                                                LOCATION
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                                                                                                                    19
16. IRREGULARLY SHAPED CLAIMS



b) Water Boundaries                                  east of where the No. 3 post would later be
            Staking Regulation, Sections 3           established. The claim was completed at the No.
            (1, 4-6) and 8 (7)                       2 corner. Because the land under Lake Superior
                                                     is not open to staking, no blazing or line posts
This claim is a staking of lands adjacent to one     are required to mark the natural shoreline
of the Great Lakes (which are not open for           boundary between the No. 2 corner and the
staking). The claim was started at a line post,      starting line post.




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Figure 17




20
17. STAKING IN SUBDIVIDED TOWNSHIPS
              Staking Regulation, Sections 5, 6 and 7



This sketch illustrates proper post placement for                                          former mining location AB1 are included in the
claims staked in a surveyed township. Claim                                                stakings by projecting lot or concession lines.
1193761 is a typical staking of a 320-acre lot.                                            Line posts erected along the west limit of claim
Claim 1193762, however, is an irregular shape                                              1193762 will require some unusual inscriptions
caused by patented mining location AB2 which                                               to indicate direction and distance from the No. 4
interrupts the normal township layout. Line                                                corner. The inscription method is illustrated in
posts for claims staked in a surveyed township                                             three examples shown on Figure 19 on the
are required to be erected at 400-metre intervals                                          following page.
and at all points of subdivision. White Lake and




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              CON
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  Figure 18




                                                                                                                                                                           21
17. STAKING IN SUBDIVIDED TOWNSHIPS



a) Line Post Tag Inscriptions on Irregular Boundaries
       Staking Regulation, Sections 5, 6, 7, 15 and 16




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                                                                                                            LP        1
                                                                           LP

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 Figure 19




22
18. APPLYING TO RECORD A MINING CLAIM



Once you have completed staking your claim, it      •   Make sure your staking dates and times are
is time to put your field notes to work and             the same as those on the claim posts.
complete an Application to Record Staked Mining
Claim(s) form available on the Internet or at any   •   Draw your claim sketch to scale. It should
Mining Lands Consultant office or the office of         have the same shape as it does in the field.
the Provincial Mining Recorder.                         Indicate the magnetic declination set on
                                                        your compass.
Completion of your application to record a claim
is, in many ways, the most important part of the    •   Show all other mining claims and private
staking process. The Provincial Recording Office        property that you have tied onto and the
uses the information you provide to create a            location of any buildings or improvements
claim record and to plot your claim’s location on       encountered.
provincial claim maps. There is not much point
in doing a good job in the field if information     •   Show all topography that you have crossed
on the application form is incomplete or                (roads, rivers, lakes, streams, powerlines,
inaccurate or if the application is not filed on        gas pipelines, etc.).
time. On pages 24 - 35, three completed forms
are provided as examples. Here are basic points     •   Get your application and fees into the
to keep in mind:                                        Provincial Mining Recorder or the Mining
                                                        Lands Consultant for the area your claim is
•   Fill out and sign the form in ink after you         staked in, within 31 days from the date
    have completed staking.                             staking was completed.




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            Ned Ryan
            435 James St. South, Thunder Bay ON, P7B 6S7

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            Val Caron, Ontario P3E 7S7     705-555-1111                 320597




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               1927 Claybelt Lane                                              316598

               Sudbury, Ontario P3E 7S9                                  705-670-5844




                         Thunder Bay                                  Big Twp G 797



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                  1070 Rycon Drive                                                                  996056

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                       1972 Lasalle Blvd., Sudbury Ontario P7E 9X9
                               Sudbury                                                  Hunter Twp G 7778



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19. MNDM CONTACTS

Regional Resident Geologist’s and District Geologist’s    Mineral Development Officers in the Mines and
offices provide advice and information on local           Minerals offices in Kenora, Thunder Bay, Sudbury and
geology, mineral exploration opportunities and            Timmins promote advanced exploration and new mine
activities, and public access to geological data,         development and assist mining industry clients
industry assessment files, mineral deposits               through the permitting process for their projects.
information and diamond drill core.
                                                          Claim maps are available for viewing via the Internet.
Mining Lands Consultants in the Mines and Minerals        Internet access is available at all Mining Lands
offices in Red Lake, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie,       Consultant’s offices and the District Geologist’s
Timmins and Kirkland Lake provide Mining Act              offices in Kenora and Sioux Lookout. All regional
services, answers to technical inquiries, access to the   Mines and Minerals offices are over-the-counter sales
Mining Lands claim information via the Internet, and      outlets for publications which report on work
the sale of claim tags and prospector’s licences.         performed in their region.



MNDM Contacts                       Web site: www.gov.on.ca/MNDM/MINES/mmdhpge.htm

Kenora                                                    Sudbury
Suite 104                                                 Level B3 933 Ramsey Lake Road
810 Robertson Street                                      Sudbury ON P3E 6B5
Kenora ON P9N 4J2                                         District Geologist                   (705) 670-5735
District Geologist                    (807) 468-2813      Mineral Development Officer          (705) 670-5827
Mineral Development Officer           (807) 468-2926      Provincial Mining Recorder           (705) 670-5742
Kirkland Lake                                             Thunder Bay - North
10 Government Road East                                   Thunder Bay - South
Kirkland Lake ON P2N 1A2                                  Suite B002, 435 James Street South
Regional Resident Geologist           (705) 568-4516      Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S7
Mining Lands Consultant               (705) 568-4521      Regional Resident Geologist        (807) 475-1331
Red Lake                                                  Mining Lands Consultant            (807) 475-1311
Box 324 Ontario Government Building                       Mineral Development Officer        (807) 475-1746
Red Lake ON P0V 2M0                                       Timmins
Regional Resident Geologist       (807) 727-3272          Ontario Government Complex
Mining Lands Consultant           (807) 727-3284          P.O. Bag 3060, Highway 101 East
Sault Ste. Marie                                          South Porcupine ON P0N 1H0
70 Foster Drive Suite 200                                 Regional Resident Geologist          (705) 235-1615
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 6V8                               Mining Lands Consultant              (705) 235-1600
District Geologist                    (705) 945-6931      Mineral Development Officer          (705) 235-1628
Mining Lands Consultant               (705) 945-6925
                                                          Toronto
Sioux Lookout                                             Room M2-17, MacDonald Block
Box 3000 Queen and Fourth                                 900 Bay St.
Sioux Lookout ON P8T 1C6                                  Toronto ON M7A 1C3
District Geologist                    (807) 737-2037      Toll-free inside Ontario             1-800-665-4480
Southern Ontario                                          District Geologist                   (416) 314-3800
P.O. Bag Service 43, Old Troy Rd.
Tweed ON K0K 3J0
Regional Resident Geologist           (613) 478-3161
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Mines and Minerals Division                           Provincial Recording Office
                                                      (Sudbury)
At the Willet Green Miller Centre in Sudbury,
customer service functions with a province-wide       At the Provincial Recording Office in Sudbury,
focus include: publication sales, Mines Library,      customer service functions with province-wide
access to ERLIS, the Internet, assessment files       focus include: sale of claim maps for the
and geoscience information.                           province, claim tags and prospector’s licences;
                                                      access to the Internet client services; filing of
                                                      all documents pursuant to the Mining Act;
Publication Sales                                     payment of all fees as noted in the Mining Act;
                                                      provision of information associated with staking
All Mines and Minerals publications are available     and interpretation of the Mining Act.
for sale at the Publication Sales office located in
the Willet Green Miller Centre in Sudbury. The        Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Publication Sales office also handles all             Willet Green Miller Centre
telephone, mail and fax orders.                       933 Ramsey Lake Road, Level B3
                                                      Sudbury ON P3E 6B5
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines            Toll-free tel:    1-888-415-9845
Willet Green Miller Centre                            Tel:              (705) 670-5742 (local calls)
933 Ramsey Lake Road, Level A3                        Fax:              (705) 670-5681
Sudbury ON P3E 6B5                                    Toll free fax:    1-877-670-1444
Toll-free tel:    1-888-415-9845
Tel:              (705) 670-5691
Fax:              (705) 670-5770
E-mail:           pubsales@ndm.gov.on.ca
Website:
 www.gov.on.ca/MNDM/MINES/PUB/mmdpube.htm


Provincial Information Centre
(Toronto)
At the Mines and Minerals Information Centre in
Toronto, customer service functions with
province-wide focus include: publication sales,
library, access to ERLIS, the Internet,
assessment files and geoscience information.

Mines and Minerals publications of a provincial
interest and of work performed in the Southern
Ontario region are available for sale at the Mines
and Minerals Information Centre.

Mines and Minerals Information Centre
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Room M2-17, Macdonald Block
900 Bay St.
Toronto ON M7A 1C3
Toll-free tel:   1-800-665-4480
Tel:             (416) 314-3800 (local calls)
Fax:             (416) 314-3797
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