U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 22. Lands Open to Purchase by Citizens

     Except as otherwise provided, all valuable mineral deposits in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, shall be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of the United States and those who have declared their intention to become such, under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners in the several mining districts, so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with the laws of the United States.

(R.S. § 2319.)

Codification

     R.S. § 2319 derived from act May 10, 1872, ch. 152, § 1, 17 Stat. 91.

     Words "Except as otherwise provided," were editorially supplied on authority of act Feb. 25, 1920, ch. 85, 41 Stat. 437, popularly known as the Mineral Lands Leasing Act, which is classified to chapter 3A (§ 181 et seq.) of this title.

Short Title

     Sections 22 to 24, 26 to 28, 29, 30, 33 to 35, 37, 39 to 43, and 47 of this title are based on sections of the Revised Statutes which are derived from act May 10, 1872, ch. 152, 17 Stat. 91, popularly known as the "General Mining Act of 1872".

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in sections 24, 29, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 102, 541b of this title; title 16 section 460mm–1; title 25 section 640d–10; title 43 sections 1712, 1714, 1732.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 22. Lands Open to Purchase by Citizens," U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining in U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed September 16, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=167SZ4QNWFMHA2Q.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 22. Lands Open to Purchase by Citizens." U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, in U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 16 Sep. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=167SZ4QNWFMHA2Q.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", '§ 22. Lands Open to Purchase by Citizens' in U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 16 September 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=167SZ4QNWFMHA2Q.