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Name: Mining Act 1989 (No. 20 of 1989) (Cap. 65:01).
Country: Guyana
Subject(s): Mining and quarrying workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1989
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Legal Supplement A, 1989, pp. 275-415
ISN: GUY-1989-L-46817
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Legal Supplement A, 1989, pp. 275-415
Laws of Guyana, 1973
Act on-line Act on-line FAOLEX (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-12-10)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Guyana, Ministry of Legal Affairs, Guyana PDF of Act as at L.R.O. 1/2012 PDF of Act as at L.R.O. 1/2012 (consulted on 2017-11-09)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation regarding mining rights. Part VIII provides for the regulation of safety and health of miners. Part XIV contains special provisions regarding Amerindians. Amerindians shall be deemed as lawful occupiers of land on which they live. Amerindians are prohibited from extracting minerals or resources unless they possess a licence; where they do have a license, any extracted resources shall be sold on behalf of Amerindians by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. Repeals the Mining Act (No. 34 of 1920).

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