British South Africa Company: Mines Office – Forms

Mines Office

Forms

Form 9 – Certificate of Transfer

The holder of any mining claim was able to apply to the Mining Commissioner to transfer the holding to another party. The duty was £1 per £100 of the sale price.

Form 10 – Protection Certificate

Companies or individuals who failed to obtain an Inspection Certificate had their claims forfeited as soon as their inspection was due. However, in special circumstances, the Administrator was given a right to grant a Protection Certificate.

A Protection Certificate required a 10/- stamp to be attached per 10 claims or portion of 10 claims to which it related for any period of two months or portion of two months, of which it was granted.

Form 12 – Certificate of Registration after Transfer

Once a holder transferred a holding to another party, the new holder needed to apply for a new certificate of registration. Gold reef holdings attracted a 5/- duty.

Form 15 – Certificate of Transfer

The holder of any mining claim was able to apply to the Mining Commissioner to transfer the holding to another party. The duty was £1 per £100 of the sale price.