A claim is a parcel of land located or granted for hard rock 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 claim is a rectangular plot of ground that does not exceed 1,500' X 1,500'. 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 Quartz Mining Act is available at http://www.gov.yk.ca/legislation/acts/qumi.pdf Visit http://www.emr.gov.yk.ca/mining/mineral_tenure_commissioners_land_yukon.... for detail on how to stake, record and maintain a Quartz Claim.