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What is staking?
Staking is the process where a person marks out an area of land where they want to explore for minerals.How is it done currently?
A person must put up four corner posts each with a separate mineral claim tag affixed to it with important data etched on the tag. Boundary posts must also be erected every 500 meters and witness posts may be used in lieu of legal corner posts due to dangerous terrain or water.
The claimant must submit the application to record along with a sketch
outlining the property not later than 60 days from completion of the staking
What challenges does this present?
A potential for conflicting claims if two people attempt to stake the same area in whole or in part at the same time.
There are four provinces in Canada that have moved to an online system. There are two more moving toward the online system.