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Prospecting and miningConsolidation.

The holders of two or more mining contracts may consolidate the contracts under a common management to permit proper operation of large scale developments. Notification of such consolidation shall be made to the department, together with a statement of plans of operation and proposed consolidation. The department may thereafter make examinations and investigations and if it finds that such consolidation is not in the best interest of the state, it shall disapprove such consolidated operation.
[ 2003 c 334 s 411; 1965 c 56 s 13; 1945 c 103 s 3 (adding a new section to 1927 c 255, section 162-1); Rem. Supp. 1945 s 7797-162a. Formerly RCW 79.01.648, 78.20.100.]


Intent2003 c 334: See note following RCW 79.02.010.
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