|Name:||Minerals Rules (Cap. 121).|
|Subject(s):||Mining and quarrying workers|
|Type of legislation:||Regulation, Decree, Ordinance|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Regulations on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF (consulted on 2011-07-12)
|Abstract/Citation:||The 47 rules are divided into 9 Parts: Fees, rents and royalties (I); prospecting rights (II); Exclusive prospecting licenses (III); Application by holder of prospecting right or exclusive prospecting license to retain or dispose of minerals (IV); Mining rights (V); Mining leases (VI); Tender for exclusive prospecting licenses, mining rights and mining leases in respect of areas in a tract of land in which any mineral has been discovered by Government (VII); Water Rights (VIII); Miscellaneous provisions (IX).
Water may be diverted and impounded for the purpose of mining operations without a water right by holder of a mining lease or mining right or an applicant for a mining right to whom a permission to mine has been granted under section 23 of the Act. Subject to condition set out in rule 45. Application for water rights shall be accompanied by a plan showing the point of intake on a watercourse, and other specified items.