April 2016 Review

April continues a monthly trend of decreased activity in 2016 as compared to 2015. There were over 2,000 fewer mining claims authorized last month compared to April 2015.  Nevada continues to experience the greatest amount of activity across the states, with 61 staked and 33 abandoned claims over the month of April. Esmeralda, Nevada accounts for 51 of the 61 staked claims. While, Elko, Nevada accounts for 21 of the 33 abandoned claims in Nevada.

*These reports are summarizing mining claims on public land overseen by the Bureau of Land Management and do not encompass sales or transfers occurring on private land.