extralateral right

Definition of "extralateral right"
  1. A provision that permits the owner of a mining claim on public terrain to extract from ore deposits visible on the claim's surface even if these deposits stretch beneath the surface beyond the claim's boundaries
How to use "extralateral right" in a sentence
  1. The extralateral right allowed the miner to follow the vein of gold that extended beyond his initial claim.
  2. Due to the extralateral right, the mining company was able to profit from the ore deposits found outside their claim.
  3. The mineral vein ran extensively under the neighboring land, but the extralateral right enabled the extraction.

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