3863.1 Placer mining claim patent applications: General.§ 3863.1 Placer mining claim patent applications: General.
(a) The proceedings to obtain patents for placer claims, including all forms of mineral deposits excepting veins of quartz or other rock in place, are similar to the proceedings prescribed for obtaining patents for vein or lode claims; but where a placer claim shall be upon surveyed lands, and conforms to legal subdivisions, no further survey or plat will be required. Where placer claims cannot be conformed to legal subdivisions, survey and plat shall be made as on unsurveyed lands.
(b) The price of placer claims is fixed at $2.50 per acre or fractional part of an acre.
(c) An applicant for a placer mining claim patent must pay fees as described in § 3860.1.[35 FR 9758, June 13, 1970, as amended at 70 FR 58880, Oct. 7, 2005]