Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In mining law. The examination and investigation of land supposed to contain valuable minerals, by drilling, baring, sinking shafts, driving tunnels, and other means, for the purpose of discovering the presence of ore and its extent. Calvin v. Weimer, 64 Minn. 37, 65 N. W. 1079.