240. However, mining rights contemplated in paragraphs 1 and 2 of section 239 are revoked unless, within 180 days from 15 September 1982, the owner or operator files with the chief claims recorder a declaration containing
(1) his name and address and his qualifications as an operator or owner;
(2) the designation of the lot or parcel of land where the deposit in operation is situated or, as the case may be, where the reserves are established;
(3) the description of the extent of the deposit and its limits.
In the case described in paragraph 2 of section 239, the owner or the operator must also furnish a report certified true by a mining engineer or a qualified geologist, describing the nature, extent and probable value of the deposit.
In the case described in paragraph 3 of section 239, the mining rights are revoked unless, within 180 days from 15 September 1982, one of the parties to the option, lease or promise of sale files the original or an authentic copy of the option, lease or promise of sale with the chief claims recorder.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 212; 1982, c. 27, s. 8.