83.1. Except with respect to a claim held on a parcel of land situated in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, the holder of a claim obtained by staking, held on a parcel of land staked in a lot of 500 hectares or less and situated in a township or seigniory or in a block formerly subject to a mining lease or mining concession, may apply to the Minister for the conversion of the staked claim into a map designated claim.
The application for conversion must be filed using the form supplied by the Minister and contain the information prescribed by regulation.
The claim obtained by conversion shall replace the converted claim from the date of issue of the certificate of registration of the claim converted into a map designated claim. The map designated claim shall be deemed to exist from the same date as the converted claim; the unexpired portion of the term of the claim and the rights and obligations of the claim holder during the term of the claim shall remain unchanged.