In the High Peak district1, when a person discovers a new vein2 he is entitled to two strips of land called 'meers', varying in area according to the district3, along the vein, one on each side of the point where the vein was discovered4. A third meer, which the barmaster may set out at either extremity of the two meers, belongs to the owner of the mineral duties5.
When the first two meers are freed
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