These volumes are excluded from the Resource statements. Therefore it was possible for ownership of the surface rights, the rights to precious metals and the rights to base minerals to belong to different persons. Are there any regional treaties or laws that need to be taken into account? This information includes data received from mining companies, universities and research institutions worldwide. Pan African legal team for cross border and domestic African legal solutions to clients wherever they wish to do business in Africa. Furthermore, not everyone arrested for weapons possession can be presumed to be a gang member, as the machete is widely used by miners as a tool.