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MINES AND MINERALS - Subsurface mineral rights - Contracts - Proprietary estoppel

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 8:41 AM  

Appeal by two couples who sought a declaration that they were entitled to a quitclaim of subsurface mineral rights involving the building in which they resided for many years. The claim was made on the basis of proprietary estoppel and arose when a previous owner, Westmin Resources, held the mineral rights. One of the couples moved on to the property in 1975 and the other moved on to the property in 1995-1996. Both couples had spent time and money maintaining the buildings on the property. Both...