Noyes v. Mantle
127 U.S. 348 (1888)

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Noyes v. Mantle, 127 U.S. 348 (1888)

Noyes v. Mantle

No. 242

Argued and Submitted April 19, 1888

Decided April 30, 1888

127 U.S. 348

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE TERRITORY OF MONTANA

Syllabus

When the location of a mineral lode or vein, properly made, is perfected under the law, the lode or vein becomes the property of the locators or their assigns, and the government holds the title in trust for them.

Where a location of a vein or lode of mineral or other deposits has been made under the law, and its boundaries have been specifically marked on the surface so as to be readily traced, and notice of the location has been recorded in the usual books of record within the district, that vein or lode is "known to exist" within the meaning of that phrase as used in Rev.Stat. § 2333, although personal knowledge of the fact may not be possessed by the applicant for a patent for a placer claim.

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