In the Law of Property Act 1925, 'mining lease' means a lease for mining purposes, that is, the searching for, winning1, working, getting, making merchantable, carrying away or disposing of mines and minerals2, or connected purposes, and includes a grant or licence3 for mining purposes4; and 'lease' includes an underlease or other tenancy5.
In the Settled Land Act 19256 and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927, 'mining lease' means a lease7 for any mining purpose or connected purposes, and 'mining purposes' includes the sinking and searching for, winning, working, getting, making merchantable, smelting or otherwise converting or working for the
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