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T^PITOME OF* THli) CANTERBURY ■ GOLD FIELDS REGULATIONS. - >\ *■ ' Eyery person mining for gold must take out amblers' right. Claims, in alluvial ground, 45 x 45ft, ; If the depth exceeds 50ft, the claim may be extended to o'Ox ooft. Claims iii the beds Of rivers and creek claims 50ft in length. River -beach chums,' 45ft 4n length* Quartz claims 45ft along the course of the reef, and not exceeding. 100 ft in width. All claims must be marked-^ alluvial and quartz claims by -pegs or trenches at the corners. Any claim deserted or unworked for twenty-four hours may be declared forfeited, except-in cases of neglect by hired workmen, Every discovery of new gold-workings must be at once reported to the Warden, so ,as to obtain an increased claim. Any person -intending to divert and use water for mining purposes must give notice thereof to the Warden. If no valid objection be entered witliin 14 days, a ■■certificate of Registration may be granted, ■•■ Superiority of right to a supply of water shall Jje determined by priority of occupation. '•■*..■■ .j , All races must be commenced within one month from the date of registration, If any race be entirely unused for thirty days, except, when there is no water available, the superiority of right 'may be forfeited, All right to any race shall become, forfeited if abandoned for the space of one calendar month, unless in case of sickness, want of water, or unavoidable absence! Races may be altered and extended with the consent of : the Warden. The holder "if a first right to , any source .of water supply must be fully supplied before others can use the water. And the Warden may, upon adequate cause being shown, reduce the quantity; or equal proportions, to which each holder other lhan the first may be entitled to draw. The quantity of water allowed is as follows : — One or two- miners, one sluice;head or 40 in. ; four or more, two sluice-heads ; and so on at the rate of one sluice-head- to every additional -two miners. Water must not be j wasted, and all races must be kept in repair, aud no person shall back the water of any creek, nor race, or watercourse, so as to cause any claim to be flooded. Eight days' notice niust be given of the intention to construct a tail-race, at' the expiration of which ..time the applicant shall return a copy of the notice .to the Warden, signed by the owners of four nearest claims, assenting to or dis> senting from a certificate for suclrtail-rcce. Races may, under certain restrictions,' be carried over, under, or through any claim,: on: payment of compensation. * Certificates for races are renewable annually. Notice of Construction of dams or puddling machines must be -given. No dam shall be permitted to be placed in the centre of any gully or flat. In case of the erection of a puddling^ machine, a jnain sludge channel must first be constructed, and approved by the Warden, said chanuel to be kepf clean and in good repair. „ Owner of dam is liable for any damage caused to claims by the bursting of said dam. Notice of the intention to divert any per^ manent creek or stream must be given to the Warden and the owners of the claims ad^~ joining. Protection may be given by the Warden to any claim for a period not exceeding seven days, and for a longer period on giving three days, notice, subject to the discretion- of the Warden. But protection for a longer period than seven days shall not , be granted to any claim whichhas not been fairly wrought for at least one month. „ s „ Every person engaged in trade or business of any kind within tlie limits of a gold field must obtain a business license, at a cost of £5 annually. Xicenses for the sale of spirits, &c, £1.0 ; retail, £30i ' Sites taken, up for business purposes must be marked by j)egs at each frontage corner. ■* The holders of a single area shall only build "upon 27ft of his frontage ;.:but.if he hold two adjoining sites he may build on 33ft frontage. Sites may be-registered for ten days, fee Bs;. which may be renewed for ten days more. Unless so registered lio site can be held unoccupied for more than twenty-four hours. The owner of any registered site must affix a notice with the word " registered," j Subject to certain reservations in the case: of auriferous lands, the holder of a miners' : right may receive a right, \o occupy half an acre of land for a residence area. ■ , . ; In tunnelling, a" wall of not less than 10ft must be maintained on each side the tunnel, which, however,^ may be removed on 'the consent of the party occupying the adjoining, claim. ■-'-■■' , .- . . . - | Extended claims on .the following scale may be granted on old worked 'ground :— Two men, 10,890 square feet ;:, three men, 21,780 square,feet ; five men, 43,780 square feet; and so on in proportion. >*jic]i . cfftjnis mxist be registered, . / ','",' No person shall thrown earth or tailings on claims^ nor interfere with pegs, inotices, •^c. ; nor take possession of any claim,; &c, unless the same has .been absolutely relinquished. „ .'.'■' '."'"/,-''* \ Any person neglecting to comply with a"ny written order of the Warden ; is ■ liable, to a penalty.- -. >;;; : y •; >.-.. ■■ " Claims, &c, may. be transferred, such to be duly registered. .. .; . . ' Agricultural leases on gold fields may J be granted subject to the following conditions : — Every application .must, be accompanied by a dtposit of £5 to cover the cost of survey. The boundaries of the area api)lied for "•must be naarked out on the ground by trendies and p'osts at the corners,;,- and every area must, where practicable, be, rectangular : in shape. 'The rent chargeable shall "beat the. rate of five . shillings per acrej*"pjvyable in advance. Agricultural leases will not.be granted within the boundaries of jtownsliips. or public reserves; "nor., on ground .which. • 4ipon survey may present aunferous inclica« tions. And in all cases a public "roadway, che chain in width 1 will be reserved aloug the margin of streams and 'rivers. Leases not to be transferable without -special •authority. The Government^, may cjjirry roads' through any land held "under an agn % cultural lease, on giving compensaifcion. And" the Government may also entffir ; upon ; any laud for the purpose of .searching for gold, or any other metal or mineral, and. terminate^ any lease when such met'ais or' minerals have been discovered; compensation to be. paid to the holder by the persons desirous of mm* ing thereon.- \\--, ,; / '. ; #: ; Leases will be cancelled if theland is sub* let or transferred without sanction/or if cultivation is not commenced • three months after the issue' of the lease, or if at v any time the land shall, be neglected fora period of six months .

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 6, Grey River Argus, Issue 105, 13 September 1866

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 6 Grey River Argus, Issue 105, 13 September 1866

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