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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.7. Rights of Owners of Land Adjacent to Coal Mines
5/22/2019

§ 45.1-161.310. Consent required before working mine near land of another.

No owner or tenant of any land containing coal within this Commonwealth, shall open or sink, dig, excavate or work in any mine on such land within five feet of the line dividing such land from that of another person, without the consent, in writing, of every person interested in or having title to such adjoining lands or mineral rights in possession, reversion or remainder, or of the guardian of any such person that may be under a disability. If any person violates this section, he shall forfeit $500 to any person injured by such activity and to anyone whose consent is required but not obtained.

Code 1950, § 45-91; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-102; 1978, c. 118; 1994, c. 28; 1997, c. 390.

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