The following procedures shall be employed in leasing mineral
resource rights by public drawing:
A notice of the mineral resource rights available for leasing by public drawing
shall be posted in the offices of the Division and distributed to all persons
who have informed the Division in writing of their desire to receive such
notice. The Division shall describe the mineral resource rights available for
leasing, and state the last date, which shall be at least 30 days after the
date the notice is posted, on which applications will be received.
Applications for the mineral resource
rights described in the notice shall be submitted in sealed envelopes labeled
"Simultaneous Filing# date"
on a form supplied by the Division,
and shall be accompanied by the filing fee required by OAR
and the advance rental required by
stamped business reply envelope.
(3) All applications for the leasing of such
mineral resource rights filed on or before the closing date stated in the
notice shall be considered to have been filed simultaneously. Such applications
shall be opened in the Division's Salem office at 10 a.m. of the first day
following the closing date stated in the notice.
After reviewing each application for
compliance with the requirements of these rules, the Division shall select the
successful qualified applicant by a random drawing which shall be held in
public. Unless otherwise noted in the notice for simultaneous filing,
successful mining lease applicants shall be required to comply with OAR
(5) After the awarding of mining leases or
prospecting permits to the successful qualified applicants, all rental checks
shall be returned to the unsuccessful applicants, together with a list of the