(1) Any person who desires that any tract of state lands be considered for metalliferous mineral and gem leasing shall make application for a lease on the form prescribed by the department and then in current use. Blank forms for such applications may be secured from the department at no cost. Such application must be accompanied by an application fee and shall contain an adequate and sufficient description of the land sought to be leased and shall be deemed and considered for all purposes an offer to lease the lands described therein at the minimum rental and royalty rates as provided in this sub-chapter.

History: 77-6-104, MCA; IMP, 77-3-111, MCA; NEW, 1981 MAR p. 1920, Eff. 1/1/82; TRANS, 1996 MAR p. 2384.