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(a) The owner of any mine shall have the right to enter upon any land and to cut and open thereon such ditches, canals, and tunnels or to construct such flumes or other aqueducts or such rope, wire, track, or other tramway or such wagonway as may be necessary to drain his mine, to carry off and drain away the water and tailings of the mine or mining operations, or to carry off and transport any crude ore from the mine or mining operations to the mill or other place of reduction where the ore is to be refined; provided, however, that the mine owner shall first have the damages arising or which may arise to the owner of the land assessed and shall pay same to the owners of such land.
(b) The mine owner who desires the right and privilege of cutting and opening ditches, canals, or tunnels or of constructing such flumes or other aqueducts shall make his application under and according to the provisions and requirements specified in Title 22 and all proceedings in relation thereto shall be had and the damages shall be assessed and paid according to the method of condemning land provided in Title 22, all of which provisions and requirements are extended to the owners of mines desiring to drain their mines and to carry off the water and tailings from their mines and mining operations through or over the land of others.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Georgia Code Title 44. Property § 44-9-74 - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-44-property/ga-code-sect-44-9-74/
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