Minerals Development Act 2017

Limited right to extract and remove minerals for analysis, etc.

10. (1) The Minister may extract and remove from the land being prospected under section 8

(a) drill cores and other small quantities of minerals for analysis, test, trial or experiment, and

(b) bulk samples of minerals for analysis, test, trial or experiment including, with the prior approval of the owner, or where the owner cannot be ascertained of the occupier, of the land, bulk samples extracted from the surface.

(2) The Minister may sell private minerals extracted under subsection (1) for the purpose of determining whether or not a market for the particular minerals exists.