The act of searching or prospecting for mineral resources, as defines by law, by geological, geochemical or geophysical surveys, remote sensing, test pitting, trenching, drilling, shaft sinking, tunneling, or any other means, for the purpose of determining the existence, extent, quantity, and quality of resources in an area, and the feasibility of utilizing these resources for profit.
Any area where mineral resources are found.
Any concentration of minerals or rocks with potential economic value.
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Work undertaken to explore and prepare an ore body or a mineral deposit for mining, including the construction of necessary
Extraction or disposition of minerals.
All naturally occurring inorganic substance in solid, gas, liquid, or any intermediate state excluding energy materials such as coal, petroleum, natural gas, radioactive materials, and geothermal energy.
A sawmill consisting of a single headrig with a flywheel diameter not exceeding 106 cm. (42 inches), a bandsaw blade with thickness not exceeding 3 mm. And width of not more than 127 mm (5 inches), with or without a carriage, and a daily rated capacity of not more than 18 cu.m or 8,000 log carriage or its equivalent, the carriage shall have a gross length of not more than 3.2 m (10.5 ft).
Portion of the contract area identified by the contractor for purposes of development, mining utilization and sites for support facilities or in the immediate vicinity of the mining operations.
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Land or body of water delineated for purposes of exploration, development, or utilization of the minerals found therein.
Mining activities involving exploration, feasibility, development, utilization, and processing.
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