In addition to the rights which exist at common law1, rights of working minerals2, including rights to ancillary facilities, are provided for by statute. Thus extensive rights of searching for and working minerals may be granted under the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 19663. There is also power to work minerals under the Atomic Energy Act 1946, 4and power to search, bore for and get petroleum under the Petroleum Act 1998
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