A Compilation of Spanish and Mexican Law: In Relation to Mines, and Titles to Real Estate, in Force in California, Texas and New Mexico; and in the Territories Acquired Under the Louisiana and Florida Treaties, when Annexed to the United States. Volume I. Containing a Translation of the Mining Ordinances of New Spain--Gamboas̕ Mining Ordinances--the Laws in Relation to Mines of Gold, Silver and Quicksilver, Contained in the "Novisima Recopilacion",and the "Recopilacion de Las Indias", and in the Decrees of the Cortes of Spain and of Ferdinand VII., Also of the Laws and Decrees of Mexico, on the Subject of Mines, Colonization, and the Right of Foreigners to Hold Real Estate. Also, Extracts from Public Documents, and from the Laws of California, in Relation to Mines and Mineral Lands: Together with a Digest of the Common Law, on the Subject of Mines and Mining, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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John S. Voorhies, 1851 - Mining law - 663 pages
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Contents

Statement of the concerns of the body of Miners to be laid before the Tribunal
16
Of the permission of the viceroy
17
Of fiscal and promoter of the Miners
19
Of persons representing the Tribunal at Court
20
Of the minute book of the Tribunal
21
Of papers orders c to be preserved in the archives of the Tribunal
22
Of the inventories to be drawn up at the elections
24
Of the chief and second official of the Tribunal
25
Of its messengers
26
Of the table of fees to be received by persons employed in Mexico and
27
the Mining Districts
29
CHAPTER II
34
Who to be Judges
84
Of choosin tfte electors in some places
5
Of rceorAcni jirfcijradures stitdicos 36
11
The Tribunal General to take cognizance of causes relating to Mines
38
Of the enlarged term lermino cumplido
28
Of the sittings of the Tribunal
34
Of the salaries of officers in the Tribunal
48
Section Page 11 Forfeiture of mine 52
12
Of intermediate spaces demasias between mines
13
Veins c may be discovered and denounced which are under the prop erty of another 43
14
What is to be done in cases where Mines or establishments might injure the buildings in towns or villages 55
15
For what articles in an ancient Mine or establishment the denouncer must pay
16
Of denouncing contiguous Minesand what privileges may be granted to ib persons reestablishing deserted Mines
17
Of irregular depositories of gold and silver
18
Of the waste ground and earthheaps of abandoned Mines
19
Of the dross rubbish and refuse of deserted smelting houses and estab lishments
20
Of masses of virgin gold and silver and of what shall be retained as Vytreasure
21
Otlhe discovery and denouncement of all other Mines whatsoever as well as those of gold and silver and of the mode of treating quicksilver mines
22
General grant to subjects and prohibition to Foreigners
55
Prohibition of public officers in their own districts
56
Of the number of yards to be granted
57
Of the allotment of accidental depositories of silver or gold
58
Of the boundaries of the denouncers portion
59
Of the measures in ancient mines ib 13 Of the immutability of the boundaries ib 14 Of a Mineowner entering the property of another ib 15 Of the di...
60
Section Page 1 Of the necessary security in mines 61
5
Of substituting pillars of mason work for those of the metalic substanco
6
Of the punishment for weakening the pillars c
7
Of cleanliness in mines 63
9
Of the visits and inspections of the deputies
10
Of the duties of persons having mines elevated above those of their neigh ib bors
11
Of ventilating mines 64
13
Of the interval during which they must be worked annually
14
Of mineowners keeping their mines in disuse
16
Of notice to the deputation when it is intended to abandon 65
17
CHAPTER X
65
Of the obligation to make adits
66
Of mineowners being treated in certain cases in the same manner as such ad venturer
68
Of general shafts ib 14 Of their necessary depth ib 15 Of denouncing mines which are not drained by the owners
69
CHAPTER XI
70
Of their right to denounce to a greater extent than individuals ib 3 Of the twentyfour parts of a mine called barras ib 4 Of partners working jointly an...
71
Of the assaying the metals and the deduction of the royal duty
139
Of the tools and utensils of miners
167
Of the appointment of a factor 94
5
Of the salaries to be paid and the accounts to be kepi by the factor
11
19 Of the salary of such interventors and of rewards and punishments
19
Of Surveyors for the operation of Mines uiiillhe reiloctiou if the vietah from
98
Of the hi ih parentage education and man le s of ihe aid professors
11
Of the lectures and treatises of the professors
104
Laws of Spain concerning Mines of gold silver and other metals contained
17
The right of the king in mines of gold silver and other metals salt
112
The working of quicksilver mines was at first permitted in
139
CHAPTER IV
162
CHAPTER V
170
CHAPTER VI
182
CHAPTER VII
188
Of first discoverers and their privilego of holding several mines an ordinary
211
CHAPTER IX
221
CHAPTER X
236
Of measuring the boundaries of mines and of the great importance and
252
CHAPTER XIV
264
CHAPTER XV
284
CHAPTER XVII
306
Of the judicial course of proceeding in the first and second instance upon
320
Of the damages to he paid by the proprietors of the more elevated mines
299
Of the rubbish heaps of mines and of giving way iu the works of mines
333
Of the privileges of the Miners
341
Of possessory and petitory suits concerning mines Of the mining interdict
351
Of adits and cotitraminas and their importance Of the obligation to make
362
Private jurisdiction of the superintendent of the mines of Almader
380
No Alcaldes Mayor Judge or Notary to form partnership in mines
391
Decree of 12th March 1811 for the encouragement of agriculture and industry
397
Manifesto of Ferdinand VII 4th May 1814
405
President Taylors Message in relation to California Jan 21 1850
415
Instructions of Mr Clayton Sec of State to Mr King
423
Instructions of Mr Ewing Sec of Int to Mr Jones
429
Extracts from instructions of Aug 17 1773
444
Decree respecting colonization of Aug 18 1824
451
Regulations concerning missions Nov 3 1834
461
Treaty between Spain and Mexico Nov 28 1836
489
Act of Legislature of California adopting the common law April 13 i860
506
On Royal mines
514
On Leases and licenses
551
On partnership in mines
574
Decree Nov 22 1821 Reduction of duties on silver
595
Decree Feb 13 1824 Concerning the importation of Quicksilver
597
Edict Nov 13 1842
603
DecreeForeignersMexico Oct 7 1823
610
Decree April 6 1830 respecting importation of cotton gooods
621
Law April 241835 in relation to unoccupied lands in Coahuila and Texas
627
Colonization Law of the state of Coahuila and Texas
641
Glossary
653
Table of Land Measures adopted in the Republic of Mexico
664

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