means Division of State Lands.
"Director" means the Division Director.
(3) "Mining claim" means as defined in ORS
means the completed lease following the form adopted by OAR
(5) "Lands" means the
state-owned lands as listed in the Registry of Mineral Rights for which the
Division may execute mining leases under ORS
273.780. (Certain minerals and
lands are excluded by ORS 273 .785.)
(6) "Surface Rights" means all property
rights and usage exclusive of the mineral estate or reserved mineral
(7) "Valuable Minerals"
those metallic minerals and uranium covered by these rules which have
sufficient values to justify expenditure by a prudent man for development and
Quantities" those valuable minerals, as defined herein, which exist in
sufficient amounts to justify expenditures by a prudent man for development and
(9) "Hard Mineral
Resource" all state-owned metallic and non-metallic minerals except oil, gas
and sulphur, geothermal resources and their by-products, and construction
grades of rock, sand, and gravel.
(10) "Discovery" finding of one or more
valuable minerals in commercial quantities.
(11) "Exploration" means electrical and
electronic surveys, seismic, gravimetric, geochemical surveys, shallow core
drilling, assay work, and other measurements of a like nature.
(12) "Registry" means the inventory of
mineral rights established by the Division of State Lands pursuant to ORS 273
.790 listing lands owned by all state agencies in which mineral rights were
transferred to the Division for leasing.
(13) "Operations Plan" means the planned
series of measurements, tests, and surveys which a permittee expects to employ;
multiple plan segments may be employed to allow sequence adjustments whenever
Applicant" means any United States citizen of legal age, or any firm,
association, or corporation which is qualified to do business in the State of
Oregon and is not in default under the laws of the State of Oregon relating to
qualifications to do business within this state; and governmental units,
including without limitation, municipalities; provided, that no member of the
State Land Board or employee of the Division of State Lands may take or hold a
lease upon state-owned mineral rights.