Territory reserved for staking and buffer zone (staking parks)
Territory reserved for staking is generally located in unsurveyed territory and Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
The boundaries of claims are indicated in the field by staking posts. Staked claims are approximately positioned on the map of mining titles. The boundaries in the field prevail, except if they have been confirmed by a document regarding title boundaries and correctly reproduced on the map of mining titles.
Staking parks consist of parcels of land on which claims are staked, as well as a surrounding buffer zone. The buffer zone protects claims approximately situated on the map of mining titles.
New staked claims do not expand the staking park.
As long as the boundaries of staked claims have not been confirmed by the claim holders and correctly reproduced on the map of mining titles, the buffer zone surrounding the staked claims will be maintained.
For claims staked in surveyed territory according to the rules for staking in unsurveyed territory, the staking park ends at the boundary of the surveyed land and the rules relating to territory reserved for staking apply.
Claims that are staked on the basis of original survey or the cadastre do not constitute a staking park.