Mineral Rights GIS Data

Julia Rock filed this request with the Nevada Department Of Conservation And Natural Resources of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Julia Rock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- All GIS data and/ or records pertaining to mineral rights on land within the state, including but not limited to private mineral rights, state mineral rights, federal mineral rights, and tribal mineral rights.
- All guides/ reports related to this data produced in the past two years.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Julia Rock

From: Department of Environmental Protection

Dear Julia Rock,

We received your public record request on 7/24/19. We have reached out for some direction for your request. The Nevada Division of Minerals provided the answers below.

GIS data pertaining to mineral rights on lands within the State for

1. Private mineral rights - I am not aware that exists in any kind of database or GIS file. It would have to be researched individually by private land parcels in county courthouses. Mineral rights on private land are generally appurtenant to the property, unless they were reserved by previous owners. Each parcel would need to have a title search done to determine this. This is what mineral landmen do for a living.
2. State Mineral Rights - I can only direct you to State Lands on this, not sure if they keep data on this, but Nevada has few State Trust lands so it would not be much in total acreage.
3. Federal Mineral Rights - The Division of Minerals maintains an open-data web site that can be searched for current unpatented mining claims within the State. The Division mines the data from the BLM LR2000 database quarterly to update this site:
* NDOM open-data web site: http://data-ndom.opendata.arcgis.com/
* BLM Lr2000 database: https://reports.blm.gov/reports.cfm?application=LR2000
There is no fee for using the NDOM Open-data web site, it is free for public use and shapefiles can be downloaded from the site.

1. Tribal Mineral Rights - I am not aware that such a data file exists. They should contact the 27 individual Native American Tribes or the Department of Indian Affairs or Interior on this request.

Shanon Pascual
Administrative Assistant III
Administrative Services
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001
Carson City, NV 89701
(O) 775- 687-9304 | (F) 775-687-5856


From: Julia Rock

Thanks! In response to 2, please do direct me to State Lands!

From: Nevada Department Of Conservation And Natural Resources


Above is the link to State Lands.

Shanon Pascual