Minerals laws

Description

Law related to land access, exploration permits, planning permission and minerals ownership.

Alternative labels

legal framework for mining
laws about mining
laws relating to mining
laws relating to minerals
laws about minerals
legal aspects of minerals
legal framework for minerals

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Minerals laws is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Exploration geologist: Exploration geologists examine and prospect for mineral deposits. They identify, define and obtain legal title to an economically viable mineral deposit.  They are responsible for design, management and execution of the exploration programme.
 

Optional knowledge

Minerals laws is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mine surveyor: Mine surveyors prepare and maintain mining plans in line with statutory and management requirements. They keep records of the physical progress of mining operations and of ore or mineral production.
Mine supervisor: Mine supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities related to mining and quarrying in underground and surface mines and quarries. They oversee the workers, schedules, processes and organisation in the mines and quarries.
Mine planning engineer: Mine planning engineers design future mine layouts capable of achieving production and mine development objectives, taking into account the geological characteristics and structure of the mineral resource. They prepare production and development schedules and monitor progress against these.
Mineralogist: Mineralogists study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the earth. They analyse various minerals and use scientific equipment to determine their structure and properties. Their work mostly focuses on the classification and identification of minerals by taking samples and performing further tests, analysis and examinations.

 


 

References

  1. Minerals laws – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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