Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Metalliferous Mines

Mine Operator's Statement Of Gross Value -- Reports And Sampling

15-37-104. Mine operator's statement of gross value -- reports and sampling. (1) Every person engaged in or carrying on the business of working or operating any mine or mining property in this state from which gold, silver, copper, lead, or any other metal or metals or precious or semiprecious gems or stones are produced shall, not later than the date for payment of the tax under 15-37-105, when engaged in or carrying on any mining business, work, or operation, make out a statement of the gross value of product from all mines and mining properties worked or operated by the person during the reporting period. If good cause is shown, the department may grant a reasonable extension of the time for filing statements. The statement must be in the form prescribed by the department and must show the following:

(a) the name, address, and telephone number of the owner, lessee, or operator of the mine or mining property;

(b) the mine's location by county and legal description;

(c) the number of tons of ore, concentrate, or other mineral products or deposits extracted from the mine or mining property during the period covered by the statement;

(d) the name and location of the smelter, mill, or reduction works to which the ore or concentrate has been shipped or sold during the period covered by the statement and other information as the department may require;

(e) the gross yield of the ores, concentrates, mineral products, or deposits in constituents of commercial value, such as the number of ounces of gold or silver, pounds of copper, lead, or zinc, or other commercially valuable constituents of the ores, concentrates, or mineral products or deposits, measured by standard units of measurement, during the period covered by the statement;

(f) the annual gross value of product in dollars and cents.

(2) This section applies regardless of the location of any smelter, mill, or reduction works to which the ore or concentrate is shipped.

(3) Any sampling, testing, or assaying made necessary to comply with this section must be completed within this state and prior to any mixture of the ore or concentrate to be assayed with ore or concentrate from any other mine or mining property.

History: En. Sec. 5, Initiative No. 28, 1925; re-en. Sec. 2344.5, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 102, Ch. 516, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 126, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 84-2005; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 288, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 227, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 128, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 672, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 19, Sp. L. August 2002.