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according Administrator aforesaid Alcabala appeal appointed Asientos of Mines Audiencia August 22d Avios boundary stakes bullion cause Cedula charge cognizance Courts of Mining declare Decree denounce Deputies discovered discoverer district Don Carlos Don Philip ducats duty Edict elected Eoyal established execution exemption expedient expenses Experts Peritos grant Guadalcanal Guanajuato Haciendas Indians Indies Judge Judge of Appeals Junta jurisdiction kingdoms lead-silver liberty Madrid manner March 18th matters Mestizos metals Mexico Mineria Miners Mines of gold necessary Notary obliged observed officers operatives ordain and command order and command Ordinances of August Ordinances of March owners of Mines paid Partido parties partners persons pertenencia Philip IV preceding Article prescribed proceedings prohibit proper quicksilver quintal Real of Mines reduced refined registry reside respect Royal Order Royal Treasury Royal Tribunal silver smelting Spain supplies taken territorial Deputations thereof tion Title Tribunal of Mining varas vein Viceroy
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...