Stake your prospecting lease into claims

You must stake placer claims inside the boundaries of your prospecting lease. Stake along the same location line used to stake the lease. Plant 2 posts in the ground for each claim.

You do not need to stake the entire lease. Any part of the lease you do not stake as placer claims will become available for others to stake. You cannot re-stake the lease area you do not stake to placer claims for 1 year.


You can stake your lease into placer claims if:

  • the lease has not ended before the claims are staked;
  • you've made the expenditures required by your approved work program;
  • the claims are staked by the prospecting lease owner; and
  • all the claims are recorded at the same time.

If the lease is owned by a corporation, a director listed on the corporate registry can stake the placer claims. You can also have another person stake if you have registered a power of attorney with the district Mining Recorder's Office before staking.


You must stake the placer claims by 11:59 p.m. on the expiry date of your lease.

You must have your claims recorded in the district Mining Recorder's Office within the travel time period for placer claims.

Record your placer claims

  1. Once you've performed your work, complete an Affidavit of Expenditure form. It verifies you've met the work requirement.
  2. Submit your form to the district Mining Recorder’s Office.
  3. Stake your claims as you would for placer claims. You must meet many requirements to stake your claims correctly. Before you go out to stake, carefully read our:
  4. Record the claims as you would other placer claims. Do so within the travel time allowed.