Minerals Development Act, 1940

Applications for prospecting licences.

9.—(1) The Minister may make regulations for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say:—

(a) prescribing the form and manner in which applications for prospecting licences shall be made;

(b) requiring the payment of fees on such applications and prescribing the amounts of such fees;

(c) specifying the conditions to be complied with by applicants for prospecting licences;

(d) requiring every applicant for a prospecting licence to furnish evidence as to his character, financial standing, and technical qualifications and to give security for the due fulfilment of his obligations under such licence, and prescribing the nature of such evidence and of such security respectively;

(e) specifying the terms and conditions to be incorporated in prospecting licences (including the period for which the licence is granted) and the obligations imposed on the licensees thereunder.

(2) Different regulations may be made under this section in respect of particular classes of prospecting licences.

(3) Every application for a prospecting licence shall be made in accordance with such of the regulations made under this section as are applicable to such application.