Mines: Form 1 – Extra Prospecting Licence

Extra Prospecting Licence

Form 1

In the 1897 Mines and Minerals Amendment Ordinance, a concession was granted to prospectors to take out a licence called an Extra Prospecting Licence for any number of claims, and for every 10 claims mentioned, a fee of £5 was payable. It was not applicable to coal or alluvial.

Stamps to the value of £3 were attached with a £2 rebate provided by the British South Africa Company to make up the £5 fee. An extra licence of 1/- could be issued only after the abandonment of claims registered under the extra licence.

The 1903 Mines and Minerals Ordinance replaced the Extra Prospecting Licence with a £1 Prospecting Licence.