A COLLECTION OF MINING LAWS OF SPAIN AND MEXICO (Google eBook)

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Contents

In case a Mine be flooded by water from another Mine inspec
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Right of Miners to use timber and fuel from the forests for their
45
Trusty and Notary of RefiningHouses their duties and obliga
48
Proceedings in suits to determine title
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August 10th 1564
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PART II
69
General permission to search for Mines in all places except those
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Order in which several claimants are entitled to have their boun
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How Mines must be occupied penalty for not occupying them
87
Proceedings in case the Mine so denounced shall not appear
90
Penalty for entering on and taking ore from the rubbish and slag
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Appointment duties and pay of refiners penalty for refining
102
Provisions with respect to poorlead and copper
106
Other cases where officers are so prohibited penalties attached 12
112
Liberty to carry provisions and supplies to Mines
119
Change in the Ordinances with respect to smelting and refining
125
Discoverers of Mines must take an oath to render an account
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That care be taken of Mines and the assignment of Indians
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Executive authority of Viceroys and Presidents in certain cases
136
If they are imprisoned for debt it must be in the Real or Asiento
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Book VI Title III
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Indians of Mita not to be assigned to any one not an owner
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May be distributed to Lessees of Mines but not to be employed
24
Indians assigned shall not be required to supply or pay for
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Book VIII Title V
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Disposition of copper brought from Havana
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Officers receiving it to immediately dispatch it to its place
172
July 5th 1718
177
If those interested in coal Mines discover metalic veins they
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PART III
189
Number of votes to which each is entitled
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Manner of holding the elections qualifications of the candidates
339
Presidency of the Junta General of electors j time of holding the election manner of voting who declares the result
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Appointments and removals of the Factor Assessor and Notary of the Royal Tribunal
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Reports to be made to the Junta General
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Agent of the Royal Tribunal at Madrid
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Inventory and examination of the Archives and the papers of the Notary
200
Oath to be taken by the officers and servants of the Royal Tri bunal
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Who qualified to vote at their elections
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Causes and disputes between parties to be decided briefly
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When the causes are ready for decision the Notaries will submit
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When and how judgments and decrees are to be carried into exe cution 210
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In cases which involve over 400 appeals are to be admitted organization of Courts of Appeal
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Proceedings on appeal
212
WThen first decisions on appeal are final
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Judgments on appeal how given and signed
214
Mode of proceeding in executive demands
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Of assignments of Mines to creditors
216
Of restitution of full term
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Of appeals in criminal matters
218
Sessions of the Tribunal when held
219
Royal approval required for all endowments and salaries
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Number of Members of the Royal Tribunal required to be present to act in contentious matters how vacancies in the Deputations Tribunal and Courts...
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Denouncement of a Mine for nonobservance of any of the Ordi
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Of refuse ores and rubbishheaps
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Where the dip is just 45
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Of fixed stakes and bounds how established and when they may be renewed or changed
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Where the workings of one Mine extend within the pertenencia of another
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If the Miner should follow the ore into vacant land outside of his pertenencias
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Of the manner in ivhich Mines ought to be worked secured and protected Art 1 Reasons why rules are necessary for the working and security of Min...
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It is obligatory to employ intelligent and practical experts to examine Mines qualifications of experts
240
Examinations of professional liners
241
Mines to be kept clean and unobstructed and proper arrangements made for ventilation and communication
242
Precautions to be observed to prevent adits and lower workings from being inundated by waters in those above
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When such forfeiture is incurred
244
Notice required to be given of an intention to abandon the work ing of a Mine
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Of drainage where one Mine is lower than another
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If one shareholder refuse to pay his part of the expenses of work
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If he refuse to contribute to the expenses of deadworks
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Of Idlers and vagabonds about Mines
260
Territorial Deputations to prevent monopolies extortions c in goods and provisions for the Mines
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Deputations to visit and examine the sources of the water used in Mining establishments
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Repairs and security of public roads to Mines
267
Of Suppliers of Mines and Dealers in bullion
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Of contracts of supply and penalties for a breach of such con tracts 276
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Contract of supply by premium on bullion
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Liability of the Miner and Mine for the supplies advanced under different circumstances
278
If the silver received for such supplies have a ley of gold or the gold a ley of silver the amounts must be credited to the owner of the Mines or ores
279
Of scales und weights for silver and gold
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Manner of testing bullion and amalgums of gold and silver
281
Penalty for diverting to other purposes the capital supplied for working Mines
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Of the Fund and Bank of supplies of Mines Art 1 Formation of the endowment fund of Mining
283
Its administration collection and custody
284
Annual accounts of money and goods to be taken
285
Payments to be made by the Factor and accounts to be kept by him
286
What applications are to be preferred
287
Inspectors appointed by the Bank in Mines which it supplies
288
Pay of such inspectors rewards and punishments
289
Importance of having persons skilled in these matters of their qualifications and examinations
290
Of the instruments to be kept for such professional purposes
291
Certificates to amalgamates smelters and refiners
292
Faith and credit to be given to their acts
293
Qualifications of persons to be employed until others are edu cated in the College of Mines
294
Of the education and instruction of youth intended for the Mines and the encouragement of industry in them Art 1 Object of the establishment of the ...
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Number and qualifications of students to be supported in the Col lege
296
Direction and government of the College
297
Attachment of Mines for debts
303
PART IV
311
Decree prohibiting the exportation of bullion in the form of toys c in fraud
315
June 17th 1786
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On the powers and duties of Intendants with respect to Mines and Mining
327
July 18th 1789
333
October 19th 1790
342
August 24th 1792
348
Explanations additions and modifications of the Mining Ordinances with respect
352
August 5th 1793
360
November 17th 1796
368
Royal Order respecting excise duties on goods introduced into Reales of Mines 361
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February 12th 1797
369
April 27th 1801
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Miners exempted from Militia duty
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th 1812
387
PART V
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October 7th 1823
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to be admitted from whatsoever source
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Funds how to be distributed
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May 22d 1833
417
Repeal of the two foregoing decrees
420
Acquisition of urban and country property by foreigners
427
October 26th 1842
433
Regulations of the Junta of Encouragement and Administration of Mining
435
Of the administration of justice in matters of Mining
441
Mining Junta authorized to contract a loan of 2000000 for the purchase
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Laras Coleccion de Decretos c No 639
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Patent to Joaquin Martinez for exclusive use of his apparatus for distilling
451
July 11th 1843
457
Respecting the payment of the premium for quicksilver extracted from Mines
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August 24th 1843
452
Explanation of Decree of July 14th 1843
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December 26th 1843
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April 30th 1844
483
June 1st 1853
489
Decree establishing a School of Fraticefor Mining
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APPENDIX No 1
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Of the workings of Mines and their enjoyment
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Tribunals which are to have cognizance of matters connected
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Of the objects of Mining and of Mineral productions which
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Of the exploration of Mines
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Of the concession of Mines
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Of the working and enjoyment of Mines
555
Of the forfeiture and denouncement of Mines
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Special and transitory dispositions
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APPENDIX No II
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October 7th 1786
593
GLOSSARY
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Page 234 - This being one of the greatest and most frequent causes of litigation and dissension among the miners, and considering that the limits established in the mines of these kingdoms, and by which those of New Spain have been hitherto regulated, are very •confined in proportion to the abundance, multitude, and richness of the metallic veins which it has...
Page 452 - Know, that, desirous of protecting national industry, giving occupation and means of subsistence to the nendy classes, and availing of the many elements which abound in the territory of the Republic, in virtue of the faculties conceded me by the seventh of the bases adopted in...
Page 4 - All Mines of silver, and gold, and lead, and of any other metal whatever, of whatsoever kind it may be, in our Royal Seignory, shall belong to us ; therefore, no one shall presume to work them without our special license and command ; and also the salt springs, basins and wells, which are for making salt, shall belong to us...
Page 225 - If there arises any question as to who has been the first discoverer of a vein, he shall be considered as such who first found metal therein, even though others may have made an opening previously; and in case of further doubt, he who first gets it registered shall be considered as the discoverer.
Page 638 - Labor performed or Improvements made for development in such manner as to facilitate the extraction of the metals, though such labor and Improvements may not be on the particular location Itself.
Page 640 - Minero (Sp.). Miner. This term is not limited to those who work mines, but includes their owners, and all who have the qualifications prescribed in the ordinances, and are enrolled as members of the body or craft. Many of the laborers who work in mines are not, technically speaking, miners. This term is sometimes used in the old laws for mine. (Raymond) Mine road. Any mine track used for general haulage. (Chance) Mine rock. A more or less altered rock found in ore channels (Power). Gangue. Mine royal...
Page 242 - I ordain and command that the mines shall be kept clean and unobstructed, and that the works necessary or useful for the circulation of air, the carriage and extraction of the metal or other purposes, although they may contain no more metallic matter than such as may remain in the pillars and partitions, shall not be encumbered with rubbish and clods of earth, but that all these must...
Page 239 - ... lead to much diversity, in the dimensions and number of the pillars, arches, beams, cross-beams, and other supports which must be left or constructed in order to sustain the sides ; and also, in the arrangement of the works required for proper ventilation, and for the convenient removal of the substances which are to be taken out of the mines, all of which cannot be effected without true practical skill and science in the working of mines. I order and command as follows : Art. 2. It shall not...
Page 305 - ... and even by those which are permitted, when carried to excess, and also by other public diversions and festivities; I prohibit most rigorously, in all Mine-towns and Districts, among masters as well as workmen, all those games at cards which have been, before prohibited by Royal Edicts and Decrees, and also all playing at those games which are permitted, for a larger stake than is compatible with fair and moderate relaxation and amusement. And with equal rigour, I prohibit all playing at dice...
Page 223 - SECTION 1. As it is most just and proper to reward with particularity and distinction those persons who devote themselves to the discovery of new mineral places and metallic veins found therein in proportion to the importance and utility of such discovery, I order and command that the discoverers of one or more mineral mountains...

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