One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘A prospecting Reward Claim might be marked off within fourteen days from reporting the discovery.’
- ‘He was asked by the others to make the journey to Coolgardie to apply for 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.’
- ‘I'll get the usual Government reward of five thousand pounds for the discovery and I can peg out my reward claim.’
- ‘He shall not be entitled to a reward claim nor to a greater area of ground than an ordinary claim.’
- ‘The discoverers had applied for the reward claim.’
- ‘He'd taken out a fair quantity of gold and had gone to Hobart to apply for a reward claim.’
- ‘A prospector discovering payable gold and neglecting to report it not be entitled to a reward claim.’
- ‘This reward claim was granted in 1903 and has been worked spasmodically till the present.’
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