Definition of reward claim in English:

reward claim

noun

Australian
historical
  • A piece of mining land awarded as a bonus to a prospector who discovers commercially valuable gold deposits in a new area.

    ‘he is entitled to a reward claim in addition to the ordinary claim’
    • ‘The discoverers had applied for the reward claim.’
    • ‘He shall not be entitled to a reward claim nor to a greater area of ground than an ordinary claim.’
    • ‘This reward claim was granted in 1903 and has been worked spasmodically till the present.’
    • ‘He was asked by the others to make the journey to Coolgardie to apply for a reward claim.’
    • ‘I'll get the usual Government reward of five thousand pounds for the discovery and I can peg out my reward claim.’
    • ‘He'd taken out a fair quantity of gold and had gone to Hobart to apply for a reward claim.’
    • ‘A prospecting Reward Claim might be marked off within fourteen days from reporting the discovery.’
    • ‘A prospector discovering payable gold and neglecting to report it not be entitled to a reward claim.’
    • ‘Their reward claim was granted them by the warden at Southern Cross.’
    • ‘The plaintiffs' predecessors were, therefore, clearly entitled to a reward claim.’