Minerals Development Act 2017

Chapter 3

Prospecting Licences and Retention Licences

Rights and duties under prospecting licence and retention licence

16.The licensee under a prospecting licence or a retention licence has—

(a) the exclusive right to prospect, subject to sections 33 (1) and 34 (1),for the minerals specified in the licence in or on the specified land,

(b) the right to enter the specified land, together with such personnel, equipment and vehicles that the licensee considers necessary to carry out the prospecting,

(c) the limited right under section 35 to work and sell the minerals, and

(d) the duties imposed by this Act, the regulations and the licence, including the duty to pay compensation under section 51 for any damage or nuisance referred to in that section.