2Canadian A person who makes a mining claim.
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- By the end of 1898 roughly 30,000 prospectors had gone barging into the Klondike region, which would give up more than $22 million of its golden booty in 1900 alone - $733.33 for every claim staker and sand sifter in the joint.
- To stake a claim, a staker must have a prospecting licence.
- On boundary posts write (preferably in pencil): the letters "BP"; the name of the claim; the name of the staker; and the time and date the post was located.