84. Any claim-holder or holder of a special exploration licence shall be entitled to obtain from the Minister a mining lease of the land covered or any portion thereof, upon establishing to the satisfaction of the Minister reasonable indications of a mineral deposit capable of being economically worked.
The applicant shall furnish a report certified by a mining engineer or qualified geologist describing the nature, extent and probable value of the deposit.
A lease may have as its object the land covered by several claims or portions of claims or by several special exploration licences.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 34, s. 89; 1982, c. 27, s. 5.