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Nevada Revised Statutes Title 46. Mines, Minerals, Oil and Gas § 517.040. Map:  Specifications;  filing;  distribution;  use of filing fee

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1. Within 90 days after posting the notice of location, the locator of a lode mining claim shall prepare two copies of a map of the claim on a scale of not less than 500 feet to the inch, which sets forth the position of the monuments in relation to each other and establishes numbers of the boundary monuments. If the land has been surveyed by the United States, the description must be connected by courses and distances to an official corner of the public land survey. If the land has not been surveyed by the United States or if official corners cannot be found through the exercise of due diligence, the description must be tied by courses and distance to a natural landmark or a readily identifiable artificial landmark which is customarily shown on a map, including, without limitation, a bench mark or the point at which two roads intersect. The description must also state the township and range, and if the lands are surveyed lands, the quarter section and section in which the landmark and the mining claim are situated. The locator is not required to employ a professional surveyor or engineer, but each locator shall prepare a map which is in accordance with the locator’s abilities to map and properly set forth the boundaries and location of the locator’s claim. The size of each sheet must be 8 1/2 by 14 inches or 24 by 36 inches. Any 8 1/2- by 14-inch sheet must be capable of being photocopied. Any 24- by 36-inch sheet must be a mylar print or other material capable of being reproduced by standard means.

2. Within 90 days after the posting of the notice of location, the locator shall file both copies of the map with the county recorder in the county in which the claim is located together with a filing fee of $15 for each claim whose boundaries and location are set forth on the map.

3. Using the proceeds of these filing fees, the county:

(a) Shall establish and maintain, in accordance with the regulations of the Division, a map of the mining claims in the county that must accurately record the location of all mining claims filed after July 1, 1971;

(b) Shall purchase and maintain the necessary equipment used in establishing, maintaining and duplicating the map;  and

(c) May use any remaining money for any purpose determined by the county recorder.

The map is a public record.

4. The county recorder shall not refuse to accept a map submitted by a locator unless the county recorder can affirmatively show that the map submitted does not accurately reflect the location of all the claims.

5. The county recorder shall send one copy of the locator's map and one copy of the certificate of location to the county surveyor as soon as practicable after its receipt.

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