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Acquired land refer to land obtained or acquired by the U.S. through purchase or other transfer from a state or private individual, usually for dedication to a particular use. For instance acquired lands are leasable under the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired lands.
The Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands provides that no lease may issue except with the consent of the head of the executive department having jurisdiction over the lands and subject to such conditions as that official may prescribe to insure the adequate utilization of the lands for the primary purposes for which they have been acquired or are being administered. [ 30 USCS § 352].