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Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act 1966

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Metallic ores, etc.

Paragraph 1 of Table. (1) This paragraph applies to—

Iron ore and ironstone.Copper ore. Tungsten ore.
Tin ore.Fluorspar.
Lead ore.Barytes.
Zinc ore.Oil shale.

and also, where any other mineral is being, or is to be, worked with a mineral specified above, that other mineral. (2) A right to search for or work any minerals to which this paragraph applies (but not including coal) may be conferred on any person (exercisable either by himself or through a lessee). (3) Where the working of any minerals to which this paragraph applies, or the working of any such minerals in the most efficient and economical manner, is impeded by any restrictions, terms or conditions contained in a mining lease, or otherwise binding on the person entitled to work the minerals, a right may be conferred to work the minerals freed wholly or partially from the restrictions or conditions, or to work the minerals on other terms and conditions.

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