69. The claim holder shall not extract or dispatch mineral substances except for sampling, nor a quantity in excess of 50 metric tons.
If the claim holder shows that it is necessary to extract or dispatch a greater quantity of mineral substances, other than surface mineral substances, the Minister may authorize him to extract or dispatch a fixed quantity of such mineral substances for the purpose of determining the characteristics of the ore. Within one year after the extraction, the claim holder shall report the quantity of mineral substances extracted and the results of the testing to the Minister.
The application for authorization must be accompanied by the fee prescribed by regulation.
1987, c. 64, s. 69; 1998, c. 24, s. 36; 2013, c. 32, s. 33.