240.6. Every person must obtain from the Minister a special exploration licence to explore for and develop mineral substances, other than brine, petroleum, natural gas and the other mineral substances associated therewith, on land where a mining concession has been revoked under section 230 or on land included in the territory described in Schedule I,
(1) where the mining rights are revoked under section 237 or 240;
(2) where the mining rights belonged to the Crown before 15 September 1982.
The Government may also open all or part of the land to staking.