Mining Forms and Publications

The following forms and publications are available for downloading at no charge.

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  • Publications are in pdf or html format (where noted).

State of Nevada Mining Forms and Publications

Annual Status and Production Reports (see Mine Registry Forms)
Digging Deep Into Mining - Mining Operations & Mining Scams handout
Major Mines of Nevada (MMON) Publications - 2012updated graphic; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008 ; 2007 ; 2006;2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998; 1997; 1996; 1995; 1994; 19931992; 1991; 1990; 1989.
Major Mines, Oil Fields, and Geothermal Plants Maps (MMOFGP) - 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007 ; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998.
Mine Registry Forms 
Mineral-and Energy-Resource Potential Publications page (html)  
Mining Claim Filing Requirements in Nevada
Mining Claim Procedures 2002 from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mining Claim Forms -
  1. The mining claim forms on this site meet the 7/1/2003 new formatting requirements of the Nevada county recorder offices. 
  2. As of 7/6/2007, all forms have been re-updated with the added requirement of a "no personal information as defined by NRS 603A.040" statement. As of 8/17/2007, the Affidavit and Notice of Intent to Hold and both Affidavits of Annual Assessment Work have been re-updated with minor text changes in the Notary Public text.**  
  3. As of 11/29/2007, all forms, excluding the Affidavits and Map Filing form, have been updated with the "Signature line" removed and the word 'undersigned' has been replaced with 'locator'.  Only the affidavits require a signature.  The affidavits have the following line added: "A total number of _____ claims is being filed with this document."
  4. As of 7/23/2008, the "Signature line" which was removed from all forms, excluding the Affidavits and Map Filing form, on 11/29/2007 has now been reinstated at the request of the Nevada county recorder offices.
  5. As of 4/15/2009, updated any forms requesting the 'Meridian' with the Nevada meridian of 'MDB&M' (Mount Diablo Base and Meridian).  Meridian field was added to the "Map Filing Form."
  6. As of 1/19/2010, update the format.  No changes in content.
Modern Mining Reclamation...part of Nevada's future Brochure: PDF file size 3.6M
Net Proceeds of Minerals (from the Department of Taxation) - 2012-13New Item Graphic; 2011-12; 2010-11; 2009-10; 2008-09; 2007-08
    (This report can be found on the Department of Taxation's Website at
Nevada Active Mines and Energy Producers Map 2014; file size 15.49M
Nevada Agencies Involved with Mining
Nevada Economy 2013: The Role of the State's Mining Industry
Nevada Mineral and Energy Resource Exploration Surveys (NMERESs) - The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) carries out a survey of companies exploring for metals, industrial minerals, geothermal energy, and oil and gas in Nevada. The Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources and the Nevada Division of Minerals commissioned and funded the survey. The impact of mineral and energy production on the Nevada economy is fairly well known; however, the impact of exploration is poorly understood due to limited data. A goal of the survey was to gather data to better assess the impact of exploration on Nevada’s economy. The focus of the survey was to collect data on expenditures and the number employees involved in exploration. The survey also requested companies to break down their expenditures by category, as well as to rate the relative impact of various factors on their exploration programs. - 2011; 2011 Summary; (2010 or older; see NESRs below)

Nevada Exploration Survey Reports (NESRs)
- On a yearly basis, the Nevada Division of Minerals conducts the Nevada Exploration Survey of companies engaged in mineral exploration in Nevada. The purpose of the survey is to determine the level of current and projected exploration activity, and to determine what factors are influencing those levels of activity. - (2011 and newer; NMERESs above); 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998; 1997; 1996; 1995; 1994.

Nevada Exploration Survey Report Forms - Survey forms used in Word (.doc) format. - 2012
Nevada Minerals Industry Fact Sheets (NMIFSs) - 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; no 2007; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003; 2002; 2001; 2000; 1999; 1998; 1997; 1996; 1995; 1994; 1993; 1992.
Nevada Mining and You (out of print)
Open Excavation Signs (paper only) (only available via ORDER FORM)
State and Federal Permits Required Before Mining or Milling Can Begin (10/27/2010)
Summary of Mining Claim Filings (by County) FY2009-2011 
(NOTE:  FY=Fiscal Year - July through June)
Update on Production and Exploration Activity in Nevada -
(link to NBMG website; very large files)
2011; 2010; 2009
; 2008; 2007; 2006; 2005; 2004; 2003

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