King v. Amy & Silversmith Mining Co. - 152 U.S. 222 (1894)
U.S. Supreme Court
King v. Amy & Silversmith Mining Co., 152 U.S. 222 (1894)
King v. Amy and Silversmith Mining Company
Argued December 14-15, 1893
Decided March 5, 1894
152 U.S. 222
The side lines of the location of a lode claim, under Rev. Stat. § 2322, are those which run on each side of the vein or lode, distant not more than 300 feet from the middle of such vein.
A line in such a location which does not run parallel with the course of the vein, but crosses it, is an end line.
When, in making such a location, the claimant calls the longer lines, which cross the vein, side lines, and the shorter lines, which do not cross it, end lines, this court will disregard in its decision the mistake of the locator in the designation of the side and end lines and will hold the locator to the lines properly designated by him, as it cannot relocate them for him.
The cases is stated in the opinion.