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(a.) Right of ingress and egress

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(b.) To determine lease if mining be discontinued for four months (c.) Rent in arrear to distrain machinery tools, &c.

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AGRICULTURAL LEASES REGULATIONS.

Section 1. Application for Surveyed Land

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15. Conditions of Occupation

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EXCEPTIONS.

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REGULATIONS

FOR THE

OTAGO GOLD. FIELD.

1.—PRELIMINARY REGULATIONS.

1. Interpretation.

In the construction and for the purposes of these Regulations the following terms shall if not inconsistent with the context or subject matter, have the respective meanings hereby assigned to them (that isto say)

The word "person" shall mean the holder of a Miner's Right.

The word "claim" shall mean the portion of land which each person or party shall be entitled to occupy or to occupy and mine in under any Miner's Right or Business License.

The words "mining claim" shall mean the portion of land which each person or party shall be entitled to occupy and mine in under these Regulations.

The words "block-claim" shall mean the area held jointly by the members of any party of miners.

The words "tail-race" shall mean a race constructed for the purpose of drainage or for the discharge of tailings.

The words "ground-sluice" shall mean a race constructed for the purpose of saving gold.

The words "new gold workings" shall mean ground previously unworked.

Words importing the singular number shall include the plural number and words importing the plural number shall include the singular number and words importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender.*

*See also Soction 2, "Gold Fields Act 1866,"

2. The Miner's Right.

Every person residing on a Goldfield and engaged in mining for gold shall take out a Miner's Right such Miner's Right to be produced for inspection when demanded by the Warden or other officer or by any person duly authorised in that behalf in writing by the Warden.*

3. Miner's Right to be signed by Warden.

Every Miner's Right shall before the issue thereof be signed by some Warden acting within the Province of Otago.

II.CLAIMS TO BE MARKED.

1. How to Mark Claims.

Every claim shall be marked at each corner by a peg or cairn of stones not less than two feet high and by trenches not less than six inches in depth and five feet in length extending on either side of every such peg or cairn in the direction of the boundaries of the claim and such pegs trenches or marks shall be maintained during the occupancy of the ground provided that when any corner cannot be marked on account of the nature of the ground the peg trench or mark may be placed at the nearest practicable point and from and after the time of such claim being so marked it shall be the property of the person so marking the same unless it shall subsequently become forfeited or shall be within the meaning of these regulations abandoned.

2. Marking Quartz Claims.

In marking quartz claims there shall in addition to the corner pegs cairns and trenches be similar pegs or cairns placed at intervals of not less than one hundred feet along the supposed line of reef.

3. Marking Dredging Claims and River Claims.

Claims on rivers shall be marked as provided in section I or by marks not less than one foot in length to be cut upon the rocks above high flood mark.

4. Form of ordinary and extended Claims.

Any ordinary claim or extended claim or block of such claims may be of any form provided that no such claim or block-claim shall

* See Sections 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; also, Sections 94, 97, 98, 99, 100, and 112, "Gold Fields Act 1866."

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