Title: Article About Mineral Leases
Date: April 5, 1890
Source: Duluth Evening News
Description: Mineral leases were sold by the state government to encourage and regulate prospecting and mining on state lands.
- What do you think was stated in the law (mentioned in this article) that the legislature had recently passed?
- What benefits does the state get from the sale of these leases?
- Why would a mining company want to pay the state large amounts of money over time when they have not prospected enough yet to know if a mine will be profitable?
- Why do you think the issuing of these leases would be "a matter of the greatest importance" to the community?