May 2016 Review

May 2016 experienced a striking decrease in staked claims (102) compared to May 2015 (993). This is paired with an uptick in abandoned claims (283) to result in a month with a net decrease of 280 mining claims.  Box Elder, Utah stands out with 296 abandoned claims this month—compared to 382 abandoned claims in all of the USA.

*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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