41. Any application for recording which is not made within the prescribed delay must be refused by the recorder.
The recorder must refer any other application to the Minister if it does not appear to him to comply with this division or if it appears that the staking has not been done in accordance with Division IV; the same shall apply to any application which gives rise to a dispute.
The Minister may then agree or refuse to record the claim, according as the application or the staking appears to him to comply or not with the law.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 43; 1970, c. 27, s. 8.