The hardrock mining industry owns gold, silver, and other precious metals and minerals beneath an estimated 2,508,276 acres of U.S. public land in Nevada, resources worth millions of dollars a year, 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.
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|Company/Individual||Headquarters||Number of Claims||Acreage Claimed||Date(s) Filed|
|61||A D Ramel||1||21||1907|
|63||Wallace L Kurtz||Sparks, NV||7||145||1907 to 1979|
|64||Hem Co||Winnemucca, NV||10||191||1907 to 1980|
|65||SLH Co||Elko, NV||173||3,732||1907 to 1993|
|66||Royal Gold Inc||Denver, CO||225||4,806||1907 to 1998|
|67||Gladys E Clifford||Tonopah, NV||12||248||1909 to 1980|
|68||Marguerite Boscovich||Tonopah, NV||15||310||1909 to 1980|
|69||William Roy Clifford||Tonopah, NV||17||351||1909 to 1980|
|70||Roy E Clifford||Tonopah, NV||17||351||1909 to 1980|
|71||Adelaide Silver Mine||Canon City, CO||1||21||1910|
|72||J R Nichols||1||21||1910|
|74||John R Huckaby||Fallon, NV||7||420||1910|
|75||James M Huckaby||Clarks Summit, PA||7||420||1910|
|76||C Joyce Paulson||Fallon, NV||7||420||1910|
|77||Robert Gee||Fallon, NV||5||103||1911 to 1919|
|78||Nevada Rawhide Mining||Cheney, WA||5||103||1911 to 1919|
|79||Sun Oil Co||Dallas, TX||7||145||1911 to 1969|
|80||Pioche-Ely Mines Inc||Dallas, TX||32||661||1911 to 1946|
Some of the claimants in this table may be in partnership with other individuals or companies with a claim to the same land.