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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The proposed Mining Amendment Act, 2015, would enable the online registration of mining claims as well as a modernized electronic mining lands administration system.
25 square miles of mining claims in the Yerington mining district, Nevada.
These new claims are situated between some of the 59 unpatented mining claims already acquired by Highlands, making them central to the company's area of interest and important to defining the extent of the potential in-situ mine.
The addition of the land package that is adjacent to the company's present 154 acres of patented mining claims, is intended to greatly improve the company's surface lands for any future mining operations.
A new report by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group says there are more than 50,000 active mining claims on federal land near Western cities and towns, an increase of nearly 50 percent since 2003.
Rather than shooting at one another to get the richest veins, miners developed rules to determine what one had to do to establish a claim and maintain it, and a peaceful means of allocating mining claims evolved.
According to Dave Shaver, chief of the geological resources division in the Natural Resources Program Center of the National Park Service (NPS), more than 4,000 abandoned mining claims exist within units of the park system--an estimated 1,200 alone in Mojave National Preserve in California--with more than 11,000 underground openings, 33,000 disturbed sites, and S,000 miles of access roads.
The North Pipes Super Project on the Arizona Strip (Mohave County, Arizona) consists of 356 federal lode mining claims in numerous target zones or "breccia pipes" believed to host uranium and other metals.
and Highlands has received an assignment covering 100% of 26 unpatented mining claims in Grand County, Utah covering approximately 537 acres, the company said.
Murgor") to acquire a 100% interest in the Benoist property consisting of 98 mining claims.
Willow Creek Enterprises Inc (OTCBB: WLOC), an exploration-stage company, has expanded its Hercules Project mining claims.
Summary: Twenty-five new mining claims for the exploration and exploitation of mineral substances, worth about DZD 172 million, were granted by the National Agency of Mining Resources (ANPM)

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