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03-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Just curious: how do they go about marking the corners of a sub-surface claim, like those found off of the Nome beach? Do they use marker buoys, a stacked-pile of rocks under water, or what? And how do they post owner's name, address, claim information, etc, on the NE "corner" without getting the paperwork wet/destroyed?

03-12-2013, 12:30 PM
From what I recall seeing on the 'Scott Meisterhiem Show' (Bearing Sea Gold), GPS coordinates seemed to be the more precise method. Just guessing.

03-13-2013, 10:18 AM
Ya from what Ive seen they give you gps coordinates and a map.

03-14-2013, 10:19 AM
So they don't actually mark the corners with anything? Just a "GPS coordinate" noted on the state/fed paperwork? Not even a buoy? It just sounds way too easy to locate an underwater claim...like talk about "paper-staked"...who would know that you were never there? :confused:

03-14-2013, 12:21 PM
From what Ive seen of it,its real sloppy the way they are doing things.Im sure this will improve in the future.If they put out buoys to mark every claim there would be buoys everywhere.As of now the claim owner is responsible for watching their own claims and recording and reporting any shysty activity.And they do watch.Like a hawk!