78. For the obtaining of a development licence, only the work done during the period of validity of the claim shall count as required work.
However, expenditures for purposes of geological, geophysical and geochemical surveying on the claim during the six months preceding staking shall count for the purpose of calculating the cost of the required work.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 81; 1970, c. 27, s. 20.