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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Mineral Regulations, 1983 (Amendment)
under the
Mineral Act
(O.C. 96‑697)

Under the authority of section 41.1 of the Mineral Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John's, July 26, 1996.

A. Faour
Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council



        1.   S.39 Added
Deposit not required

NR 132/83
as amended

        1. The Mineral Regulations, 1983 are amended by adding immediately after section 38 the following:

Deposit not required

      39. (1) A genuine prospector may make application in person or by mail for map staked licences without submitting the deposit referred to in subparagraph 37(b)(ii), but

             (a)  no more than 5 licences shall be granted to the genuine prospector in a calendar year;

             (b)  licences granted to the genuine prospector in the calendar year shall include a maximum of 30 claims; and

             (c)  the deposit referred to shall become payable in full where a transfer, except to the heir of the genuine prospector, is registered with respect to one or more of the claims.

             (2)  In this section "genuine prospector" means a person who is ordinarily resident in the province who applies to the minister for that designation and who provides clear evidence with the application that he or she is

             (a)  either

                      (i)  qualified as a mineral prospector, having successfully completed a recognized mineral prospecting training program, or

                     (ii)  who has undertaken mineral prospecting activities on his or her own behalf or on behalf of a mineral‑industry employer within the 12 months prior to making the application; and

             (b)  seriously intending to undertake mineral prospecting activities in the future.

             (3)  A designation as a genuine prospector is valid for a period of 5 years and may be reviewed upon application but may be cancelled by the minister on notice to the person.