The ordinances of the mines of New Spain tr., with observations upon the mines and mining associations. By C. Thomson

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1825 - 1783 pages
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Page 74 - ... two hundred yards on the square on the declivity of the vein, and so on with the rest. SEC. 8. And supposing that in the prescribed manner any miner should reach the perpendicular depth of two hundred yards without exceeding the limits of his portion, by which he may commonly have much exhausted the vein, and that those veins which have greater inclination than yard for yard, that is to say, of...
Page 74 - SEC. 9. However, if any mine owner suspecting a vein to run in a contrary direction to his own (which rarely happens), should choose to have some part of his square in a direction opposite to that of his principal vein, it may be granted to him, provided there shall be no injury or prejudice to a third person thereby.
Page 71 - ... begins at last to reach an abundant and rich ore, he is obliged to turn back, as having entered on the property of another, which latter may have denounced the neighboring mine, and thus stationed himself with more art than industry.
Page 75 - ... allege that his vein varied in course or direction (which is an unlikely circumstance), but he must content himself with the lot which Providence has decreed him and enjoy it without disturbing his neighbors. If, however, he should have no neighbors, or if he can without injury to his neighbors make an improvement, by altering the stakes and boundaries, it may be permitted him in such case, with...
Page 71 - Experience having shown that the equality of the mine measures established on the surface cannot be -maintained under ground, where in fact the mines are chiefly valuable, it being certain that the greater or less inclination of the vein upon the plane of the horizon must render the respective properties in the mines greater or smaller, so that the true and effective impartiality which it has been desired to show towards all subjects, of equal merit, has not been preserved; but, on the contrary,...
Page 89 - ... persons from engaging therein who do not otherwise want inclination to follow it, I ordain : SEC. 18. That no one shall abandon the working of his mine without giving notice to the respective Deputation, in order that an inspection may immediately be had thereof by the Deputies, accompanied by the Clerk and Surveyors, who must examine and measure the mine, particularizing all its circumstances, and draw up a map describing its plan and outlines, which, together with all the necessary information,...
Page 76 - ... course of working, or which shall be denounced as deserted or lost, the limits being ascertained in those cases where there are none at present, and each being attended to in their order, beginning with the oldest; and as to any intermediate spaces (demasias), they shall be regulated according to the provisions of section 13 of chapter VI. SEC. 14. As it has been found that the license or permission of following a vein by working lower down and within the vein, and having enjoyment thereof, until...
Page 55 - ... them, pass them by will, either in the way of inheritance or legacy, or in any other manner alienate the right which in the Mines belongs to...
Page 88 - ... causes ; and since persons are not wanting, who might be desirous of taking such mines, if they were informed of their intended abandonment; and as it is much easier to maintain a mine when in a course of working, than to reinstate it after it has suffered the injuries of time, it is my will that no person shall abandon the working of his mine or mines without making the Deputation of the district acquainted therewith, in order that the Deputation may publish the same, by fixing a notification...
Page 55 - Art. 2. Without separating them from my royal patrimony, I grant them to my subjects in property (en propiedad) and possession in .such manner that they may sell them, exchange them, rent them, donate them, pass them by will, either in the...

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