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miner's right

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noun

Australian /NZ
A licence to prospect and dig for gold or another mineral: a miner’s right must be obtained in order to mine for gemstones in Queensland
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  • He also acted as an agent for Beresford, a land and mining surveyor, and issued miner's rights for prospectors going to the newly discovered Worturpa Goldfield.
  • I have already issued about 40 miner's rights and I expect there will be over 100 men on the field before the end of the week, and in all probability, I will have to ask for police assistance shortly.
  • For £1 per year, a miner's right not only allowed miners to dig for gold, but also to vote at parliamentary elections; to elect delegates to local courts which settled mining disputes; and to reside on land claimed for mining purposes.

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