Definition of mining rights in English:

mining rights

plural noun

  • The right to extract coal or other minerals from a piece of land.

    ‘applicants for new mining rights have to go through two departments’
    • ‘A prospector armed with mining rights threatens to excavate a gravel pit on a ridge across the river.’
    • ‘Under the contract, the company was given mining rights for thirty years within a 250,000 acre concession.’
    • ‘The argument was that the mining rights affected the value of the land.’
    • ‘Like other nations, they are keen on securing the mining rights as a potential future resource.’
    • ‘They control the mining rights in the area.’