A key role of the International NatGold Council is to educate governments on the extensive advantages of adopting NatGold™ legislation, ensuring a beneficial outcome for all involved. This legislation is vital for maintaining the NatGold industry’s monetary integrity, guaranteeing a stable, long-term, and inflation-proof ecosystem.

NatGold legislation enhances existing mining laws, offering an alternative to the unsustainable, sole focus on production. It allows companies within the existing mining framework to transition their titles—whether for exploration or exploitation—to a NatGold title program. Titles converted into NatGold mining titles gain perpetual-like protection and are ineligible for production permits but can be tokenized and exchanged for NatGold coins, a process initially pioneered by the New York-based OroEx Corp., underscoring their instrumental role as the exclusive tokenizer in the NatGold ecosystem.

Implementing NatGold legislation is straightforward and critical for developing a strong NatGold industry based on integrity. The NatGold Council promotes several legislative proposals, with four key policies standing out:

First, mining titles issued by governments for periods like 20 or 30 years enable companies to explore and utilize subsurface mineral rights. However, to ensure NatGold coins—backed by certified gold resources—remain a dependable value store, the supporting asset must not have an expiry date. Money should not have a shelf life similar to perishable goods.

Second, traditional mining titles often come with ongoing maintenance fees and, if production occurs, royalties. Eliminating these fees is essential to protect NatGold’s monetary integrity. This would compel tokenizers to issue new coins for fees, risking dilution of the strict one-to-one ratio of NatGold coins to certified gold resources. Thus, to uphold monetary integrity, all ongoing State fees must be discontinued.

Third, only titles certified by the National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, as established by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), should be eligible for the program. This NI 43-101 gold resource certification, accepted by all major international stock exchanges, signifies the utmost standard of reliability in the traditional global gold mining and financial sectors. It is trusted by mining financiers worldwide for its rigorous accuracy and consistency in auditing and verifying the existence of gold resources.

Lastly, it’s crucial that NatGold mining titles are transferable internationally to a designated NatGold tokenizer, facilitating their conversion into NatGold coins. This ensures the worldwide growth of the marketplace.

By enacting NatGold legislation and creating a NatGold title program as an optional, non-production-based title registration, governments will introduce a groundbreaking win-win NatGold mining option. This initiative will generate green jobs in exploration and reclamation, yield taxes from untapped gold deposits, activate dormant investment capital, and contribute to a more sustainable, healthier planet, potentially establishing a more equitable monetary system for all.

U.S. Patented Land Claims: A Tokenization Exception

In the evolving landscape of the NatGold industry, the opportunity for tokenization—a process converting physical gold resources into digital NatGold coins—finds a unique foundation in the U.S. Patented Land Claims system. This system, established in the mid-19th century, offers a notable exception to modern legislative constraints, providing a vital pathway for the digital mining of gold through tokenization.

Historical Genesis and Evolution

The origin of U.S. Patented Land Claims dates back to the General Mining Act of 1872, designed to promote the exploration and extraction of mineral resources on public lands. This legislation allowed individuals and companies to claim and, upon proving the discovery of valuable minerals, receive a patent (title) from the government, transferring ownership of both surface and subsurface rights to the claimant. These patented claims were issued by the General Land Office, the predecessor to today’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

For over a century, this system facilitated the acquisition of land for mining purposes, fostering the development of the American West. However, in response to growing environmental concerns and the recognition of the public value of remaining federal lands, Congress enacted a moratorium in 1994. This moratorium significantly curtailed the issuance of new mineral patents, though it grandfathered existing claims that had met all requirements before its enactment.

Privately Held Assets with Comprehensive Rights

A distinguishing feature of U.S. Patented Land Claims is their status as privately held assets. Unlike public lands where mining rights may be leased or licensed, ownership of a patented claim includes both surface and subsurface mineral rights. This dual ownership enables the holder to fully control the exploration, development, and extraction of mineral resources on the property.

Transferability, Perpetuity, and Financial Advantages

Critically, these land claims are fully transferable, allowing them to be bought, sold, or passed to heirs, thus providing a stable platform for investment and development. Their perpetuity ensures that once granted, the claims do not expire, and ownership does not revert to the government. This feature is particularly advantageous for the NatGold industry, as it secures the integrity and continuity of title transfers necessary for the tokenization process.

Moreover, the financial obligations associated with patented land claims are minimal. Owners are subject to property taxes, which are often remarkably low—frequently just a few hundred dollars annually—further enhancing their attractiveness as assets for tokenization. An additional benefit of these titles is their severability, meaning one can legally separate the subsurface mineral rights from the surface rights. By doing so, one can eliminate the property taxes altogether, which is a requirement for tokenization into NatGold coins.

A Cornerstone for the NatGold Industry

The unique characteristics of U.S. Patented Land Claims—historical pedigree, private ownership of mineral rights, transferability, and financial pragmatism—position them as an invaluable cornerstone for the burgeoning NatGold industry. In a landscape seeking innovative pathways to marry traditional gold mining with digital economies, these claims stand as testaments to a legacy of resource utilization that now paves the way for the future of digital asset creation and the tokenization of natural resources into NatGold coins.


While U.S. Patented Land Claims offer a ready avenue for tokenization within the NatGold industry, assuming the existence of certified gold resources, the window for obtaining Patented Land Claims has effectively closed. To cultivate a truly global NatGold market, there is a pressing need for NatGold legislation that can accommodate the digital mining of all certified gold resources. Such legislation is pivotal for the United States at both federal and state levels and is crucial for all countries, aiming to foster a cohesive, globally recognized standard for the NatGold industry.

NatGold is built on legislative integrity. NatGold is the future of money.