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Mining Claim Owners in Kern County

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The hardrock mining industry owns gold, silver, and other precious metals and minerals beneath an estimated 41,463 acres of U.S. public land in Kern County, acquired for as little as $0.84 per acre and held in perpetuity for a yearly rental fee as low as $0.62 an acre. Under a 132-year-old law originally intended to spur development of the West, an industry dominated by a handful of multinational corporations pays no federal royalties, and leaves behind a landscape of dramatically diminished value, scarred with tunnels, pits, and toxic waste piles.

Mining Claim Owners 1-20 of 615: (ranked by acres claimed)

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  Company/IndividualHeadquartersNumber of ClaimsAcreage ClaimedDate(s) Filed
1 Glamis Gold LTD World HQ in Canada 185 3,901 1896 to 2003
2 Susan Santiago Las Vegas, NV 17 2,720 2002 to 2003
3 John Santiago Sr Las Vegas, NV 11 1,760 2002
4 Fredrick Utz Webster, NY 11 1,760 2002
5 Alphonse Santiago Las Vegas, NV 11 1,760 2002
6 Marlene Utz Webster, NY 11 1,760 2002
7 John Santiago III Las Vegas, NV 11 1,760 2002
8 Marcus Moore Las Vegas, NV 10 1,600 2002 to 2003
9 Leilani Moore Las Vegas, NV 10 1,600 2002 to 2003
10 David Moore Las Vegas, NV 10 1,600 2002 to 2003
11 Mike Moore Las Vegas, NV 10 1,600 2002 to 2003
12 Kevin Moore Las Vegas, NV 10 1,600 2002 to 2003
13 Deborah Utz Webster, NY 10 1,600 2002
14 Joseph M Simon Simi Valley, CA 10 1,500 1989 to 1994
15 Gary Moore Las Vegas, NV 9 1,440 2002 to 2003
16 Lisa Santiago   9 1,440 2002
17 Golden Queen Mining Mojave, CA 67 1,322 1934 to 1990
18 Lee B Boyle Simi Valley, CA 8 1,200 1993 to 1994
19 Grant S Lyddon Saratoga, CA 8 1,140 1994
20 Pierre M Bourgeix Santa Monica, CA 7 1,120 1994
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Some of the claimants in this table may be in partnership with other individuals or companies with a claim to the same land.

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