Definitions: Mineral & Placer Titles

Mineral Titles

Minerals

  • means an ore of metal, or a natural substance that can be mined, that is in the place or position in which it was originally formed or deposited or is in talus rock, and includes

(a) rock and other materials from mine tailings, dumps and previously mined deposits of minerals,

(b) dimension stone, and

(c) rock or a natural substance prescribed under section 2 (1),

but does not include

(d) coal, petroleum, natural gas, marl, earth, soil, peat, sand or gravel,

(e) rock or a natural substance that is used for a construction purpose on land that is not within a mineral title or group of mineral titles from which the rock or natural substance is mined,

(f) rock or a natural substance on private land that is used for a construction purpose, or

(g) rock or a natural substance prescribed under section 2 (2)

Mineral Claim

  • means a claim to the minerals within an area which has been located or acquired by a method set out in the regulations and includes a claim to minerals recorded under one of the former Acts

Mining Lease

  • means a mining lease issued under section 42 and a legacy mining lease

 

Placer Titles

Placer Minerals

  • means ore of metal and every natural substance that can be mined and that is either loose, or found in fragmentary or broken rock that is not talus rock and occurs in loose earth, gravel and sand, and includes rock or other materials from placer mine tailings, dumps and previously mined deposits of placer minerals, but does not include a mineral substance or the substances described in paragraphs (d) to (g) of the definition of "mineral" in this section

Placer Claim

  • means a claim to the placer minerals within an area which has been located or acquired by a method set out in the regulations

Placer Lease

  • means a placer lease issued under section 45 and a legacy placer lease