surface rights


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surface rights

The right to use and modify the surface of land. Normally, one who has mineral rights may make use of the surface in furtherance of those rights,but may not destroy the value of the surface.

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These new land acquisitions bring the current mineral rights and exploration holdings of Duluth Metals to approximately 18,656 acres and 13,990 acres of surface rights, making it the largest mineral rights holder of prospective copper-nickel-PGM lands in Minnesota.
In Arkansas, mineral rights are considered part of the sale with surface rights unless they have been specifically reserved.
The Surface Rights Board in Alberta is a provincially created administrative tribunal with the power to order, and set the terms and conditions of, entry onto the surface of the land in order to access the subsurface.
Thus, the surface rights to the Grand Canyon might be permanently restricted to recreational and wilderness purposes.
It's not unusual, for example, to own the mineral rights to a piece of land without owning the surface rights.
Len Danard, President & CEO stated "We are very pleased to acquire the White Claim to add to our portfolio of crown granted mineral claims and surface rights held by the Company.
Contract award: constitution of surface rights to design, construction and operation of the public car park of quinta das pedras.
Excellon sued the Ejido to terminate the surface rights agreement ("SRA") in respect of the surface rights to 1,100 hectares of exploration ground west of the La Platosa Mine and for various damages relating to the illegal blockade of the mine last year.
The relationship between surface rights holders and mineral rights holders has sometimes been a tense one, but a series of changes being proposed for the Ontario Mining Act may change that.
With the law allowing surface right owners to redeem severed mineral rights certified to the state land commissioner's office, county assessors have seen quite a few surface rights owners trying to get them to assess mineral rights to the last known or sometimes unknown owners.
TSX-V: ORM) (the "Company") announced that it has negotiated a long-term lease for use of surface rights at its San Lucas Property ("San Lucas") with the Ejido (governing authority for the village and surrounding lands).
But there is another argument about access to drilling rights on "traditional lands" that actually more closely resembles the surface rights that non-natives exercise over their farms and other property.