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Revised Statutes of Newfoundland 1990


CHAPTER L-4

AN ACT RESPECTING THE RESERVATION AND DISPOSITION OF CERTAIN LANDS IN LABRADOR

Analysis

1. Short title

2. Reservation of mines and minerals

3. Power to issue licences, leases and grants

Schedule


Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Labrador Lands Reservation Act.

RSN1970 c195 s1

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Reservation of mines and minerals

2. All mines, minerals and quarry materials in and under the areas of Labrador more particularly described in paragraphs (a) to (d) of the Schedule are reserved and the provisions of the Quarry Materials Act and the Mineral Act shall not apply, so long as the lease, licence or holding in relation to the areas set out in the Schedule continues to exist.

1981 c63 s1

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Power to issue licences, leases and grants

3. (1) The Lieutenant-Governor in Council may for those periods and upon those terms and conditions that he or she may consider appropriate issue

(a) licences to explore, investigate and develop all minerals or kinds or classes of minerals or leases entitling the lessees to win and get any of the minerals, or both the licences and leases;

(b) the licences or leases of surface lands, timber or water power that may be reasonably necessary for or in connection with exploration, investigation, development or mining done under a licence or a lease issued under paragraph (a);

(c) licences, leases or grants of surface lands, timber or water powers, exclusive of minerals that may be present, required for any purpose,

out of the lands in relation to which the mines, minerals and quarry materials are reserved under section 2 and the Lieutenant-Governor in Council may make those agreements with persons respecting those minerals, surface lands, timber or water powers that appear to him or her to be desirable for the development of the resources of the province.

(2) Nothing in this section shall be considered to affect the rights conferred on or acquired by a person or company under the Act No. 41 of 1938 entitled "An Act for the Confirmation of an Agreement between the Government and Labrador Mining and Exploration Company, Limited", or under the Agreement forming the Schedule to that Act.

RSN1970 c195 s3; 1977 c47 s2; 1981 c63 s2

 

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Schedule

The following areas set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) that are included in the described area of that portion of Labrador bounded by a line beginning at a point having geographic co-ordinates 55 north latitude and 63 west longitude, then south along the meridian to its intersection with parallel of latitude 53 north, then west along the parallel to its intersection with meridian of longitude 66 west, then south along the meridian to its intersection with the boundary between the Province of Quebec and the Province of Newfoundland (the height of land), then along the boundary in general northwesterly and easterly directions to its most easterly intersection with parallel of latitude 55 north; then east along the parallel to the point of beginning:

(a) that portion of the Lower Churchill Development Area, as described in The British Newfoundland Corporation Limited (Lower Churchill River) Lease Act, 1966-67, that is within the above described area;

(b) areas described in mining leases, mining licences or development licences issued before July 14, 1981 that are within the above described area;

(c) mineral concession areas held by the British Newfoundland Corporation (assigned to Brinex) that are within the above described area; and

(d) the main development area of the Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited, as described in The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation Limited (Lease) (Amendment) Act, 1969, that is within the above described area.

1981 c63 s3

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