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Hahm International Inc

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Hahm International Inc is one of 92,125 beneficiaries of a 132-year-old federal mining law that gives away precious metals, minerals, and even the title to the land itself for less than $10 an acre. Hahm International Inc owns the minerals under an estimated 555 acres of claimed land giving Hahm International Inc more total land holdings (claims and patents) than 94.5% of all other mining interests.


PO Box 1323
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Partners Include

Levand Steel & Supply Corp

Information on subsidiaries and parent companies shown here represents our best estimate of corporate structure at the time of this website release, and are drawn from various publicly available sources. Please report any noted omissions and errors to EWG with a credible source or citation. Thank you.

Overview of Ownership

 ClaimsPatentsMining Plans & Notices
Number25 0 0
Estimated Acreage555 0 0

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Source: EWG analysis of US BLM data.

Examples of Mines

These mines are owned by Hahm International Inc, its subsidiaries, or its parent company.

Name of MineLocation of MineMine StatusMetal MinedMap Link
Silverlake MineSan Bernardino County, CAClosedIron ore-

Source: EWG analysis.



Like all U.S. claimholders, Hahm International Inc acquired ownership of precious metals and minerals on U.S. public land for about $2 per acre, and maintains possession of the claim with a small per-acre fee, typically $5 each year. Hahm International Inc pays no royalties to the federal government for metals and minerals mined from this land.

For Hahm International Inc:

Claims by State.

StateNumber of ClaimsEstimated AcreageDate(s)
California 255552001 - 2002
U.S. Total 255552001 - 2002

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Source: EWG analysis of US BLM data.

Source: EWG analysis of Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Records 2000 (LR2000) data system. For claims, acreages are estimated based on maximum allowable size of claims. For patents, acreages are taken directly from the LR2000 database where available, and are estimated based on maximum allowable size of claim that preceded the patent where acreages are not noted in LR2000. All notices are assumed to be five acres in size, and the size of plans are calculated directly as the size of the land represented by the legal land description in the LR2000 database. The acreages we estimate through these methods would tend to overestimate the actual amount. We welcome corrections here, and would welcome a federal data management system that included the acreages involved in these important federal land transactions.