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Timber school lands excepted.
lands and the same shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior, the land shall be disposed of under the provisions of the homestead, mineral, and town-site
laws of the United States, except such of said lands as and shall have been classified as timber lands, and excepting sections sixteen and thirty-six of each township, which are hereby granted to the State of Montana for school purposes.
SEC. 10. That only mineral entry may be made on such of said lands as said commission shall designate and classify as mineral under the general provisions of the mining laws of the United States, and mineral entry may also be made on any of said lands whether designated by said commission as mineral lands or otherwise, such classification by said commission being only prima facie evidence of the mineral or nonmineral character of the same: Provided, That no such mineral locations shall be permitted upon any lands allotted in severalty to an Indian.
Approved, April 23, 1904 (33 Stat., 302).
Reservation, in Montana, and making appropriations to carry the
Town-site and mineral lands.
SEC. 5. *
And provided further, That the price of said lands shall be four dollars per acre, when entered under the homestead laws.
Lands entered under the town-site and mineral land laws shall be paid for in amount and manner as provided by said laws, but in no event at a less price than that fixed herein for such lands, if entered under the homestead laws.
Approved, April 27, 1904 (33 Stat., 352).
- An Act To authorize the sale and disposition of surplus or unallotted
lands of the Yakima Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington.
Appraisal of un- SEC. 3. That the residue of the lands of said reservaallotted lands, etc.
tion—that is, the lands not allotted and not reserved shall be classified under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior as irrigable lands, grazing lands, timber lands, or arid lands, and shall be appraised under their appropriate classes by legal subdivisions, with the exception of the mineral lands, which need not be appraised, and the timber on the lands classified as timber lands shall be appraised separately from the land. The basis for the appraisal of the timber shall be the amount of standing merchantable timber thereon, which shall be ascertained and reported.
The lands classified as mineral lands shall be subject to location and disposal under the mineral-land laws of the United States: Provided, That lands not classified as
mineral may also be located and entered as mineral lands, sirlands not clas,
Approved, December 21, 1904 (33 Stat., 595).
An Act To ratify and amend an agreement with the Indians residing
on the Shoshone or Wind River Indian Reservation in the State of Wyoming and to make appropriations for carrying the same into effect.
SEC. 2. That the lands ceded to the United States under opening
lands to entry. the said agreement shall be disposed of under the provisions of the homestead, town-site, coal, and mineral land laws of the United States and shall be opened to settlement and entry by proclamation of the Presi- Proclamation. dent.
Lands entered under the town-site, coal, and mineral Town-site
coal, and mineral land laws shall be paid for in amount and manner as provided by said laws. Notice of location of all mineral entries shall be filed in the local land office of the distriot in which the lands covered by the location are situated, and unless entry and payment shall be made within three years from the date of location all rights thereunder shall cease;
that all lands, except mineral and coal lands, herein ceded remaining undisposed of at the expiration of five years from the opening of said lands to entry shall be sold to the highest bidder for cash at not less than one dollar per acre under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior.
Approved, March 3, 1905 (33 Stat., 1016).
An Act To authorize the sale and disposition of surplus or unallotted
lands of the diminished Colville Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington, and for other purposes.
SEC. 3. That upon the completion of said allotments to Mineral lands. said Indians the residue or surplus lands—that is, lands not allotted or reserved for Indian school, agency, or other purposes—of the said diminished Colville Indian Reservation shall be classified under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior as irrigable lands, grazing lands, timber lands, mineral lands, or arid lands, and shall be appraised under their appropriate classes by legal subdivisions, with the exception of the lands classed
as mineral lands, which need not be appraised, and which shall be disposed of under the general mining laws of the United States.
Approved, March 22, 1906 (34 Stat., 80).
Extract from the Indian appropriation act, approved June 21, 1906 (34
Mineral lands in Cour d'Alene
Provided further, That the general mining laws of the Indian Reserva United States shall extend after the approval of this act
to any of said lands, and mineral entry may be made on any of said lands, but no such mineral selection shall be
permitted upon any lands allotted in severalty to the Coal and oil de- Indians: Provided further, That all the coal or oil de
posits in or under the lands on the said reservation shall be and remain the property of the United States, and no patent that may be issued under the provisions of this or any other act of Congress shall convey any title thereto. Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved May 27, 1908
(35 Štat., 365). Mining claims
Hereafter the location of mining claims under the prohibited in Mount Rainier mineral-land laws of the United States is prohibited National Park.
within the area of the Mount Rainier National Park, in the State of Washington: Provided, however, That this provision shall not affect existing rights heretofore acquired in good faith under the mineral-land laws of the United States to any mining location or locations in said Mount Rainier National Park.
An Act Authorizing a resurvey of certain townships in the State of
Wyoming, and for other purposes.
Mining laws ex.
SEC. 11. That all the provisions of the mining laws of tended to lands.
the United States are hereby extended and made applicable to the undisposed-of lands in the Bitter Root Valley, State of Montana, above the mouth of the Lo Lo Fork of the Bitter Root River, designated in the act of June fifth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two: Provided, That all mining locations and entries heretofore made or attempted to be made upon said lands shall be determined by the Department of the Interior as if said lands had been subject to mineral location and entry at the time such locations and entries were made or attempted to be made: And provided further, That this act shall not be applicable to lands withdrawn for administration sites for use of the Forest Service.
Approved, May 29, 1908 (35 Stat., 467).
An Act For relief of applicants for mineral surveys.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- deRepayment in tives of the United States of America in Congress assem-eral surveys. bled, that the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of the moneys heretofore or hereafter covered into the Treasury from deposits made by individuals to cover cost of work performed and to be performed in the offices of the United States surveyors-general in connection with the survey of mineral lands, any excess in the amount deposited over and above the actual cost of the work performed, including all expenses incident thereto for which the deposits were severally made or the whole of any unused deposit; and such sums, as the several cases may be, shall be deemed to be annually and permanently appropriated for that purpose. Such repayments shall be made to the person or persons who made the several deposits, or to his or their legal representatives, after the completion or abandonment of the work for which the deposits were made, and upon an account certified by the surveyorgeneral of the district in which the mineral land surveyed, or sought to be surveyed is situated and approved by the Commissioner of the General Land Office.
Approved, February 24, 1909 (35 Stat., 645).
Shoshone or Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
for making entry of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section two of chapter fourteen hundred and fiftytwo of the Statutes of the Fifty-eighth Congress (United States Statutes at Large, volume thirty-three, part one), being "An act to ratify and amend an agreement with the Indians residing on the Shoshone or Wind River Indian Reservation, in the State of Wyoming, and to make appropriations to carry the same into effect,” be, and the same is hereby, amended so that all claimants and locators of mineral lands within the ceded portion of said reservation shall have five years from the date of location within which to make entry and payment instead of three years, as now provided by the said act.
Approved, February 25, 1909 (35 Stat., 650).
have effected an actual discovery of oil or gas on the publ c lands of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Locators of minof the United States of America in Congress assembled, Patents not to
be denied solely That in no case shall patent be denied to or for any lands
for transfer before heretofore located or claimed under the mining laws of the discovery. United States containing petroleum, mineral oil, or gas solely because of any transfer or assignment thereof or of
any interest or interests therein by the original locator or
Approved, March 2, 1911 (36 Stat., 1015).
faith of oil and gas lands who shall have effected an actual discovery of oil or gas on the public lands of the United States, or their suc• cessors in interest,” approved March second, nineteen hundred and eleven.
Locators of oil and gas lands.
sue of patents.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an Act entitled "An Act to protect the locators in good faith of oil and gas lands who shall have effected an actual discovery of oil or gas on the public lands of the United States, or their successors in interest,” approved March second, nineteen hundred and eleven, be amended by adding thereto the following section:
“Sec. 2. That where applications for patents have working reserved lands prior to is- been or may hereafter be offered for any oil or gas land
included in an order of withdrawal upon which oil or gas has heretofore been discovered, or is being produced, or upon which drilling operations were in actual progress on October third, nineteen hundred and ten, and oil or gas is thereafter discovered thereon, and where there has been no final determination by the Secretary of the Interior upon such applications for patent, said Secretary, in his discretion, may enter into agreements, under such conditions as he may prescribe with such applicants for
patents in possession of such land or any portions thereof, Disposal of pro- relative to the disposition of the oil or gas produced
therefrom or the proceeds thereof, pending final determination of the title thereto by the Secretary of the Interior, or such other disposition of the same as may be authorized by law. Any money which may accrue to
the United States under the provisions of this Act from Lands in Naval lands within the Naval Petroleum Reserves shall be set
aside for the needs of the Navy and deposited in the
Treasury to the credit of a fund to be known as the Disposal of re- Navy Petroleum Fund, which fund shall be applied to ceipts.
the needs of the Navy as Congress may from time to