Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0405 - Definitions

(1) "Division" means Division of State Lands.
(2) "Director" means the Division Director.
(3) "Mining claim" means as defined in ORS Chapter 517.
(4) "Mining lease" means the completed lease following the form adopted by OAR 141-071-0690.
(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 rights.
(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 extraction.
(8) "Commercial Quantities" those valuable minerals, as defined herein, which exist in sufficient amounts to justify expenditures by a prudent man for development and extraction.
(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 data warrants.
(14) "Qualified 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.


Or. Admin. R. 141-071-0405
LB 44, f. & ef. 8-16-77

Stat. Auth.: ORS 273

Stats. Implemented: ORS 273 .780 - ORS 273 .790

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