(1) The term “mineral activities” means any activity for, related to or incidental to mineral exploration, mining, and beneficiation activities for any locatable mineral on a mining claim. When used with respect to this term— (A) the term “exploration” means those techniques employed to locate the presence of a locatable mineral deposit and to establish its nature, position, size, shape, grade and value; (B) the term “mining” means the processes employed for the extraction of a locatable mineral from the earth; and (C) the term “beneficiation” means the crushing and grinding of locatable mineral ore and such processes are employed to free the mineral from the other constituents, including but not necessarily limited to, physical and chemical separation techniques.


43 USC § 299(o)(1)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (subchapter X) of this section.
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