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Mining law
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1. Definition and evolution

The term mining law comprises the collection of norms that define the rights and duties of the holder of the title to the rights and royalties of mineral resources (German BergregalMineral rights, state appropriation of), the operators and shareholders of mines and smelting works, and all persons who are involved at mines and smelting works in a mining region as laborers (Mining…

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Westermann, Angelika, “Mining law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017493>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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