187. Exploration licences and operating leases on lands abandoned by a holder of an exploration licence, and the operating leases on any available land designated by the Minister, may be obtained only by way of public tender.
Notices calling for tenders shall be published in two consecutive numbers of the Gazette officielle du Québec, and elsewhere in the discretion of the Minister.
If, upon the expiry of the delays provided for in the notices, no tender has been submitted, the Minister may dispose of the land as if it had never been covered by an exploration licence or operating lease.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 186; 1970, c. 27, s. 33.