Minerals Development Act, 1940

Restriction on working minerals by licensees.

11.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any licensee under a prospecting licence to work, sell, or otherwise dispose of any minerals lying on or under the land in respect of which such licence was granted.

(2) Nothing in this section shall prevent the licensee under a prospecting licence taking and removing reasonable quantities of the minerals to which such licence relates for analysis, test, trial, or experiment.

(3) If any licensee under a prospecting licence works, sells, or otherwise disposes of any minerals in contravention of this section he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding one hundred pounds and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding fifty pounds for every day during which the offence is continued.