2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 47-33o. Dormant Mineral Interests Act: Definitions.
Sec. 47-33o. Dormant Mineral Interests Act: Definitions. As used in sections
47-33m to 47-33t, inclusive:
(2) "Minerals" includes oil, gas, coal, other liquid, gaseous and solid hydrocarbons, oil shale, cement material, sand and gravel, road material, building stone, chemical substances, gemstones, metallic ores, fissionable ores and nonfissionable ores, colloidal or other clays, steam or other geothermal resources, and any other substances defined as minerals by the law of this state.
(3) "Mineral estate" means any interest in or ownership of minerals which are or may be situated in, on or under land, the fee estate of which is owned by any other person or entity. The term "mineral estate" includes, but is not limited to, a fee interest, a leasehold interest, a life use and any term which is measured by the life of another or by the happening of a future event, whether contingent or noncontingent, and includes any easement or license in, over and across the land in which the minerals are located for the purpose of obtaining access to and removing the minerals.
(P.A. 87-283, S. 3.)
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