144. Effect of mining code on common law right of support.

The rights given by the mining code to the railway or other authority are in substitution for the common law rights of support, whether vertical or lateral, from minerals1 within the area of protection2. The general effect of the code is to establish on a statutory basis the reciprocal rights of the railway or other authority and the mineral owners, and these rights are different from and inconsistent with the common law right of vertical and lateral support. In return for the servitude imposed on them, the mine owners have certain rights and privileges granted to them. Those rights