Crown Minerals Act 1991

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Minerals owned by the Crown

10 Petroleum, gold, silver, and uranium

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Act or in any Crown grant, record of title, lease, or other instrument of title, all petroleum, gold, silver, and uranium existing in its natural condition in land (whether or not the land has been alienated from the Crown) shall be the property of the Crown.

Section 10: amended, on 12 November 2018, by section 250 of the Land Transfer Act 2017 (2017 No 30).