VIRGINIA CITY — Comstock Mining Inc. announced Sept. 12 that it has added 472 acres of claims contiguous to its claims in the Dayton/Spring Valley areas by acquiring 30 unpatented Lode claims, including lands that were previously held by Kona Gold, in the southern part of the Comstock District.
“The efficient locating, staking and filing on the new claims expand an already impressive land position in a historic world-class mineral district,” said Corrado De Gasperis, executive chairman and CEO. “We now control well over 10 square miles with our land position.”
The annual maintenance fees are administered by the Bureau of Land Management and include the company’s 2,266 acres of private, patented claims, as well as 6,345 acres of unpatented claims including lode claims and combined equals 8,611 of total acres. With the addition of the 30 new claims comprising 472 acres, the company now controls 6,817 acres of unpatented claims and 9,083 total acres. The filing fees associated with the newly acquired claims was $12,277, which included paying for last year’s and 2017-2018 intent to hold fees to the BLM.
Comstock Mining is a producing, Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District. The company has expansive mining claims with exploration, development and operating permits throughout a historic world-class district featuring a production-ready platform.