M-13 - Mining Act

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5. All mineral substances belonging to the Crown under the law or by titles of concession, and situated under the soil of land conceded before the 24th of July 1880, in any township, with the exception of gold and silver, are abandoned by the Crown and belong exclusively to the owner of the surface, provided the latter has not divested himself of his right of preemption existing under the previous law.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 5.