A placer claim is a parcel of land located or granted for placer mining. A claim also includes any ditches or water rights used for mining the claim and all other things belonging to or used in the working of the claim for mining purposes. A placer claim is a rectangular plot of ground. All angles of a claim must be right angles, except in the cases where a boundary line of a previously located claim is adopted as common to both locations. The length of a regular placer claim from post one to post two is 500 feet along a baseline. Co-discovery claims must not exceed 1250 feet each, and single discovery claims must not exceed 1500 feet. The Placer Mining Act is available at http://www.gov.yk.ca/legislation/acts/plmi.pdf Visit http://www.emr.gov.yk.ca/mining/placermining.html for detail on how to stake, record and maintain a Placer Claim.