mineral rights

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mineral rights

The right to take things beneath the soil. One may sell land and mineral rights separately from each other,which works a severance of the interests.In some states,sand,gravel,and clay are not considered minerals, even if they exist below the surface. One frequently contentious issue is whether a grant of mineral rights includes the ability to take them by strip mining or other open-air operations,such as quarrying.(The answer differs from state to state and also depends on the precise language of the deed.)

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He had prospered well, and Barker had first met him in California, where they had become partners in a successful mining claim at a place called Benito Canon.
Online mining claim registration would benefit the province's mining sector by encouraging prospecting, claim registration and exploration, key to the future development of new mines.
Of the 320 acres of the mining claim, Heter plans to work on 17 acres.
Bowman, has also carried out mining claim boundary surveys, control surveys and grids for Nuinsco's Cameron Lake Gold Deposit.
The project consists of 143 mining claim units located 100 kilometres south of the city.
Royal Gold has a 20 percent net profits royalty interest in the South Pipeline Project, an approximately 4,000 acre mining claim position in the Cortez district, located in the Crescent Valley, Lander County, Nev.
For example, fees from mining claim recordation have already dropped an estimated $40 million this year, meaning less money for the federal government.
An area covering 5 hectares have been explored, out of the total 20 hectares of the Project CDO mining claim, and the Gold Team is evaluating several other adjacent gold mining claims for possible future development.
In addition, to complement the security measures put in place, such as installation of fences in high security areas, and purchase of high-powered firearms for use by a well-trained security force, among others, we shall soon install a video surveillance system within the Project Cagayan de Oro mining claim.
Summary: National Agency for Mining Patrimony (ANPM) launched an invitation to tender concerning 36 mining claims for the exploration and exploitation of industrial minerals in 21 provinces, the agency told APS on Wednesday.
The failure of Congress to reform the nation's 135-year-old mining law has left communities in Oregon and throughout the West vulnerable to a modern-day gold rush of new mining claims on federal land.

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