3.—No license granted under these rules will convey any right todi ver any water course.
who desire to divert any water course must first obtain special
permission in writing from the Government Agent of the province for
that purpose. Such special permission must limit the diversion of the
water course to the area covered by the permission to dig, and must
stipulate that all water running waste shall be returned within the
limits of such area to its natural channel.
5.—The Government reserves to itself the power to alter, cancel, or add o any of the preceding or subsequent rules.
Particular Suits : Prospecting Lictnses.
6•—Prospecting licenses will be issued only for Crown Waste Lands.
7•—No prospecting licenses whatsoever will be issued to dig for gtms.
8.—Prospecting licenses will be issued to dig for gold on payment of Rio and on the following conditions :—
1 he area on which the license is to extend shall not exceed half a square mile.
The license shall be in force for six months.
grantee to have the exclusive right of prospecting within that area for
that period and to have the option, at the expiration thereof, of
applying for a regular lease of not more than 50 acres within the said
area on the terms hereinafter described.
Gemming Lands alienating by the Crown.
proprietors of lands on which the rights of the Crown to gems have been
reserved may obtain a license to dig for and appropriate such gems on
the paymennt of Rio which license will be in force for one year, and
may be renewed annually o> the like payment.
Mining. 10.—The proprietors of private lands may obtain a license to dig for gold on
their lands on the payment of Rio, which license shall be in force till
the then next ensuing 31st December, and may be renewed annually on a
Crown Waste Lands.
11.—Unlicensed diggers for gems on such lands will be prosecuted.
licenses will be issued to dig for gems on such lands on the following
conditions:—area not to exceed two acres : period till the then next
ensuing 31st December. Price to be R5.
13.—Mining leases will be issued to dig for gold on such lands on the following conditions:—
to be determined by Government as occasion arises, but no lot is to
exceed 50 acres, nor will more than 50 acres in all in one or more
blocks be leased to ona applicant. The, minimam breadth of any lot to
be 70 yards.
term not exceeding 20 years, at expiration of which the lease shall be
renewable at the lessee's option on such terms as the then Governor and
Executive Council may, fix.
by the applicant of survey fees and an annual rent of R5 for each acre
or portion of an acre payable in advance by two half-yearly instalments
on 1st January and 1st July in each year, the first payment to be made
on the date of the execution of the lease for the then current
half-year and payment thereafter to be made on or before the first day
of the next calendar half-year-.