145. Powers of railway or other authority to purchase mines.

Railway and other authorities empowered under the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 to purchase land, have power to purchase mines and minerals1. Where the mines and minerals belong to the same vendor as does the surface2, the purchase of the mines and minerals is merely part of the purchase of the whole of the land, but the power extends also to cases where the mines and minerals and the surface are severed in ownership3. In the exercise of the power the authorities are not affected by the fact that the provisions of the mining codes