Miner’s Right

Definition of Miner’s Right

  • A document which can be obtained by any person on the payment of a sum at the rate of five shillings for every year, not exceeding fifteen, for which it is to be in force. It permits the holder to take possession of Crown lands under the mining board bye-laws of the district ; to cut, construct, and use races and dams, etc etc, for gold mining purposes, and to occupy for residence purposes not more than a quarter of an acre of Crown lands. A consolidated miner’s right may be taken out for all the land held by a mining company on payment of a sum equal to that which would be paid for all the miners’ rights that the consolidated right represents. See clauses 4-8, etc, of The Mining Statute 1865.

– The Gold Fields and Mineral Districts of Victoria, 1869.