Commentary

47 Erection of plant and machinery by mineral operator

MINES, MINERALS AND LANDFILL vol 26(3)
| Commentary

47 Erection of plant and machinery by mineral operator

| Commentary

47 Erection of plant and machinery by mineral operator

It is thought that a mine owner has an implied power to erect such machinery and buildings as are essential for working minerals, but not for manufacturing products utilising the minerals as raw materials1, sometimes referred to as ‘added-value products’.

A right to process minerals raised is probably not sufficient to extend to such operations, and a specific right to make merchantable any minerals should be included2 although that may not imply a right to import other minerals and raw materials (eg cement) to manufacture added-value products.

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