June 2016 Review

June 2016 marks a continued slowing in the mining claim activity on public land. Last month experienced a greater number of closed claims (516) compared to activated claims (298), a reverse of the trend in June of 2015 when 754 claims were opened and 168 claims were closed.  Unlike most of the major mining states, Arizona experienced an uptick in total active claims compared with the year before (35).  Whereas, Nevada may have an annual decrease in active claims but the month of June experienced a singular uptick compared with June 2015 (95).

*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.

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