Minerals Development Act 2017

Compensation in respect of minerals sold under section 10

11. (1) If the Minister—

(a) sells private minerals extracted under section 10 , and

(b) after such sale, grants a mining licence in respect of those minerals, in or on the land from which those minerals were extracted,

he or she shall pay compensation in accordance with Chapter 4 of Part 3 as if the minerals sold had been extracted by a licensee under the mining licence.

(2) If there is a dispute over whether compensation is payable in respect of minerals referred to in section 10 , the Mining Board, when requested by the Minister or by a person claiming an entitlement to compensation, shall determine the person, if any, entitled to compensation or the compensation payable under this section, as the case may be.