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  1. Gambia - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Minerals (Amendment) Act (Cap. 121). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1966-12-23 | GMB-1966-L-87133

    Section 11 of the principal Act is amended so as to redefine the categories of persons to whom no prospecting right shall be granted. No prospecting right shall be granted to a person who is unable to prove to satisfaction of the Inspector of Mines that he is sufficiently acquainted with the provisions of this Act so as to be able to comply with the requirements thereof. Another amendment of section 11 concerns the financial resources of the applicant for a prospecting right.

  2. Gambia - Mining and quarrying workers - Law, Act

    Minerals Act (Cap. 121) [as consolidated to 1963]. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1954-07-01 | GMB-1954-L-87132

    The Act consists of 93 sections divided into 9 Parts: General (I); Prospecting (II); Mining (III); Provisions regarding water (IV); Passageways (V); Dredging for minerals (VI); Surveys (VII); Possession and purchase of minerals (VIII); Miscellaneous provisions (IX).
    Section 3 vests the property of all minerals, mineral oils, rivers, streams and watercourses throughout The Gambia in the Crown. The Act does not apply to mineral oils. The Governor-General may close areas closed for prospecting. Prospected or mining is limited further under section 8. Section 20 concerns compensation by holders of prospecting rights and licenses for disturbance of "surface rights". Sections 29 and following provide for mining leases. Section 35 deals with surface rights of mining leases. Section 37 defines rights of mining lessees to cut trees. Part IV contains provisions regarding water, including pollution of water, special rights regarding the use of water granted by the Minister, transfer and surrender of water rights and acquisition of a passageway. Section 56 concerns dredging in rivers. Section 73 concerns land under mining lease required for public purposes.

  3. Gambia - Mining and quarrying workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Minerals Rules (Cap. 121). - Regulations on-line

    Adoption: 1954 | GMB-1954-R-87136

    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.

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