Section No : Legislative Enactments MINES AND MINERALSMarginal Notes1. This Law may be cited as the Mines and Minerals Law, No. 4 of 1973.2. Ownership of minerals. 3. This Law not to affect certain Acts. 4. Mining &c. to be under the authority of a licence. 5. Application for a licence. 6. Issue of licences. 7. Appeal from refusal to grant licence. 8. Termination of licence. 9. Cancellation of licence. 10. Opportunity to show cause before cancellation of licence. 11. Right of appeal against cancellation. 12. Ownership of minerals on termination or cancellation of licence. 13. Restriction of the Director's powers to Issue licences. 14. Areas in respect of which no licences shall be issued. Cap.188.15. Administration of this Law. 16. Delegation of Director's powers and ditties. 17. Powers of Director.18. Recovery of fees. 19. Right of entry into mines. 20. Powers to require production of records. 21. Surveys and prospecting by Director. 22. Surveys or prospecting on lands belonging to the Republic. 23. Special power of Director. 24. Prevention of wasteful mining. 25. Annual inspection of machinery. 26. Appointment of manager. 27. Furnishing of information as to opening of mine. 28. Quarterly returns. 29. Programme on mining operations. 30. Log book and register. 31. Restrictions on the sinking of shafts. 32. Ventilation. 33. Ladders &c. 34. Approved baskets and slings. 35. Timbering, fencing and other precautions. 36. Restrictions on storage of explosive and inflammable substances. 37. Information as to accidental explosions &c. 38. Notice of serious accidents. 39. Satisfactory level of production to be maintained. 40. Suspension of production. 41. Discovery of other minerals. 42. Restriction on employment of females. 43. Restriction on employment of young persons. 44. Hours of work for young persons. 45. Hours of work for adults. 46. Time spent in descent and ascent. 47. Sanitary and medical equipment. 48. Regulation in respect of health, safety and welfare of workers. 49. Provisions of this Law to apply to Corporations established to develop mining industry. 50. Power of Minister by Order to vest in the Corporation exclusive rights to engage in or carry on specified undertaking. 51. Notice of claim or disclaimer in respect, of property required for purposes of the Corporation. 52. Compulsory transfer to the Corporation of certain property. 53. Requisitioning of notified property for the purpose of the Corporation. 54. Compulsory acquisition of requisitioned property. 55. Revocation of vesting Orders. 56. Taking possession of property vested in or requisitioned for the Corporation. 57. Prevention of or obstruction to taking possession of property lot and on behalf of Corporation. 58. Compensation in respect of property vested in the Corporation. 59. Compensation in respect of property requisitioned for the Corporation. 60. No compensation for damage or loss incurred by reason of the fact that the exclusive right to engage in or carry on any specified undertaking is vested in the Corporation. 61. Interest on compensation. 62. Date of commencement of accruement of compensation. 63. Mode of payment of compensation. 64. Determination of compensation. 65. Payment of compensation. 66. Provision for cases where compensation is not accepted &c. 67. Deductions from compensation. 68. Curtailment of production. 69. Acquisition of immovable property. 70. Provisions regarding land belonging to the Republic and termination or revocation of licence. 71. Liability of licensee, agent and manager of mine. 72. Offences. 73. Penalties. 74. Offences by bodies of persons. 75. Regulations. 76. Repeal. 77. Interpretation.