- The right to enter upon and occupy a specific piece of ground for the purpose of working it, either by underground excavations or open workings, to obtain from it the minerals or ores which may be deposited therein. By implication, the grant of such a right carries with it whatever is incident to it and necessary to its beneficial enjoyment. See Smith v Cooley, 65 Cal 46, 2 P 880.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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