- A partnership formed between co-owners of mines or minerals in place for the development or working of the same or between parties having an interest merely in the operation of a mine, or in carrying on mining operations without actually owning the mine itself; a partnership of a special kind, having some of the features of a cotenancy. 36 Am J1st Min & M § 157.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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