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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The Committee should come out with a draft document for the National Conference to consider and this must address related issues including surface rights, revenue retention in host communities, local content and equity participation, environmental management, compensation, community employment and empowerment, land restoration etc.
(TSX-V: VERT) ('Vertical' or 'the Company') is pleased to announce the acquisition of additional surface rights claims, from an arm's length vendor, surrounding the Company's advanced stage St-Onge Wollastonite Project located approximately 90 kilometres northwest of the city of Saguenay in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec.
Target: 107 gross producing wells and related surface rights
Ownership of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are the subject of a legal battle over whether they are part of a property's surface rights or mineral rights.
The contract has been signed to acquire up to a 90 percent interest in and to certain mineral properties, together with the surface rights, mineral rights, personal property and permits associated therewith situated in the Watson Lake Mining District in southeast Yukon.
In its ruling, the state Supreme Court also established for the first time that groundwater rights are - like mineral rights - dominant over surface rights. That means severed groundwater owners now have an explicit, and expansive, right to access the surface tract with or without striking a contract with or compensating the surface owner.
25, Transition, which bills itself as a "project generator," picked up 1,100 hectares of leased and patented mining and surface rights and 7,591 hectares of mining claims, including the Lockerby East and West Graham deposit located on the south range of the Sudbury basin.
6 seam in Saline and Hamilton counties, as well as leases and surface rights previously owned by CONSOL.
As part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Chickaloon Moose Creek Native Association; Knikatnu, Inc.; Ninilchik Natives Association, Inc.; Salamatof Native Association, Inc.; Seldovia Native Association, Inc.; and Tyonek Native Corporation own surface rights to some lands within the Susitna-Watana Hydro project area; CIRI owns sub-surface rights.
If the gas only determination is granted by the AOGCC the Endeavour will move onto the Cosmo location on the granting of a surface rights use permit by the Department of Natural Resources ("DNR").
The Prime Minister also provided clarification regarding a governmental decree cancelling a prior decree granting Kumtor certain surface rights in relation to the project.
The fresh capital will be funnelled into mine development, including upgrading of infrastructure, raising the number of exploration drills and purchasing prospective mineral and surface rights, the company said.