2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 33 - Property
§ 33-989 Lien for labor or material furnished mines and mining claims; priority

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 33-989 (2017)

33-989. Lien for labor or material furnished mines and mining claims; priority

A. A person who labors or furnishes materials or merchandise of any kind, designed for or used in or upon a mine or mining claim, and to whom any amount is due for labor, material or merchandise, shall have a lien upon the mine or mining claim for the unpaid amounts.

B. The lien provided for in subsection A shall attach when the labor was performed or the material or merchandise furnished:

1. Under a contract between the person performing the labor or furnishing the material or merchandise and the owner of the mining claim, or his contractor.

2. Under a contract between the person performing the labor or furnishing the material or merchandise and the lessee of the mine or mining claim, or his contractor, where the lease from the owner to the lessee permits the lessee to develop or work the mine or mining claim.

3. Under a contract between persons performing the labor or furnishing the material or merchandise, and any person having an option to buy or contract to purchase the mine or mining claim from the owner thereof, where the option or contract permits the person to go upon the mine or mining claim, and to work or develop it.

C. The lien shall attach to the mine or mining claim in or on which the labor was performed or material or merchandise furnished, in preference to any prior lien or encumbrance or mortgage upon the mine or mining claim.

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