FORTY—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 149, 152. 1872. 91 fied person: Provided, That all the persons availing themselves of the Five per cent provisions of this section shall be required to pay, and there shall be col- l“€€”"“ “’ be lected from them, at the time of making payment for their land, interest gg:} sgdlgg $,,1,8, on the total amounts paid by them, respectively, at the rate of live per time. centum per annum, from the date at which they would have been required to make payment under the act of July fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, until the date of actual payment: Provided further, That the Sewer, tran? twelfth section of said act of July sixteenth, eighteen hundred and Feijring claims seventy, is hereby so amended that the aggregate amount of the proceeds g;;g§Jgé§‘g8H‘:°t of sale received prior to the first day of March of each year shall be the ensmsg upon amount upon which the payment of interest shall be based. aI10th6F m*°t» it Sec. 3. That the sale or transfer of his or her claim upon any portion of &%mm www these lands by any settler prior to the issue of the commissioners instrue- tionslof the pretions of April twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, shall not sglgtlf laws ml operate to preclude the right of entry, under the provisions of this act, PP y' upon another tract settled. upon subsequent to such sale or transfer: Provided, That satisfactory proof of good faith be furnished upon such subsequent settlement: Provided forther, That the restrictions of the preemption laws relating to previous enjoyment of the pre-emption right, to removal from one’s own land in the same` State, or the ownership of over three hundred and twenty acres, shall not apply to any settler actually residing on his or her claim at the date of the passage of this act. Approved, May 9, 1872. CHAP. CLII. —·An Act to promote the Development ¢y"the mining Resources of the United Ego, 1872- S*‘"“‘ see isvs, ch.15 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Post, p- 465- States of America in Congress assembled, That all valuable mineral deposits V=¤l¤¤l>lF ¤¥i¤- in lands belonging to the United States, both surveyed and unsurveyed, are ?;1ag&°ll;sg; gd hereby declared to be free and open to exploration and purchase, and the the lands to be lands in which they are found to occupation and purchase, by citizens of gm'] ‘° °mZ°”·’¤ the United States and those who have declared their intention to become c` such, under regulations prescribed by law, and according to the local customs or rules of miners, in the several mining—distriots, so far as the same are applicable and l10b inconsistent with the laws of the United States. Sec. 2. That mining-claims upon veins or lodes of quartz or other rock Length of minin place bearing gold, silver, cinnabar, lead, tin, copper, or other valuable l”3*°l*miS3*P<f¤ deposits heretofore located, shall be governed as to length along the vein veins °r ° €s’ or lode by the customs, regulations, and laws in force at the date of their location. A mining—claim located after the passage of this act, whether located by one or more persons, may equal, but shall not exceed, one thousand five hundred feet in length along the vein or lode ; but no location of a mining-claim shall be made until the discovery of the vein or lode within the limits of the claim located. No claim shall extend more than three width, hundred feet on each side of the middle of the vein at the surface, nor shall any claim be limited by any mining regulation to less than twenty- five feet on each side of the middle of the vein at the surface, except where adverse rights existing at the passage of this act shall render such limitation necessary. The end-lines of each claim shall be parallel to each end-lines. other. Sec. 3. That the locators of all mining locations heretofore made, or pgeatois of which shall hereafter be made, on any mineral vein, lode, or ledge, “‘;’;*;§,lg$°;t}°’;B situated on the public domain, their heirs and assigns, where no adverse ,:*],,,.,,,5,, daiuf 0 claim exists at the passage of this act, so long as they comply with the &c-Jqhavc what laws of the United States, and with State, territorial, and local regulations d not in conflict with said laws of the United States governing their posses- enjoyment, sory title, shall have the exclusive right of possession and enjoyment of all the surface included within the lines of their locations, and of all veins, lodcs, and ledges throughout their entire depth, the top or apex of which
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