Minerals Development Act, 1940


Facilities for Development of Privately Owned Minerals and Grant of Restrictions on Working Minerals Required for the Support of Land or Buildings.

Applications for unworked minerals licences.

38.—(1) Any person who desires to obtain under this Act a licence (in this Act referred to as an unworked minerals licence) to work any particular minerals may apply in writing to the Minister for the grant to him of an unworked minerals licence in respect of the said minerals.

(2) Every application under this section for an unworked minerals licence shall be made in the prescribed form and manner and shall be verified in the prescribed manner and shall contain the particulars required by the said prescribed form, including a statement of the facts relied on by the applicant in support of his application.

(3) Within the prescribed time after making an application under this section, the applicant shall serve in the prescribed manner a copy of the said application on every of the prescribed persons.

(4) Any person on whom a copy of an application under this section is served in pursuance of the next preceding sub-section of this section may, if he so thinks fit, make to the Minister at any time within such period, not being less than three weeks after the service of such copy on him, as may be prescribed, representations in respect of the said application.