Exploration Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 2462 (4), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 44B. Antarctic Mineral Resources Protection] the term exploration means “any activity, including logistic support, the purpose of which is the identification or evaluation of specific mineral resource deposits. The term includes exploratory drilling, dredging, and other surface or subsurface excavations required to determine the nature and size of mineral resource deposits and the feasibility of their development.”