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, rock or mineralized matter is "in place" when remaining as nature placed it, that is, unsevered from the circumjacent rock or which is fixed solid and immovable in the form of a vein or lode. See Wlllianis v. Gibson, 84 Ala. 228, 4 South. 350, 5 Am. St. Rep. 368; Stevens v. Williams, 23 Fed. Cas. 44; Tabor v. Dexler, 23 Fed. Cas. 615; Leadville Co., v. Fitzgerald, 15 Fed. Cas. 99; Jones v. Prospect Mountain Tunnel Co.., 21 Nev. 339, 31 Pac. 645.