Written by Michele Brawn (email)
It is the penal code that if presented to any law enforcement officer that will allow & require him to make an arrest on claim jumping.
Once the Sheriff OR whoever is on site with you, you may be required to make a citizen's arrest & he will haul the party to jail.
Every person who steals, takes, carries away, or attempts to take, steal, carry away, from ANY mining claim: including panning, sluicing, dredging, undercurrent, riffle box, tunnel, or sulfurate machine, another's gold dust, almalgam, or quicksilver; guilty of grand theft, & is punishable by imprisonment as a felony in this state PRISON & EXTENSIVE FINES.
It is in YOUR best interest not to claim jump.