Oregon Statutes - Chapter 772 - Rights of Way for Public Uses - Section 772.410 - Right of entry and condemnation by mining, quarrying and lumber corporations.

Any corporation organized for the purpose of opening or operating any gold, silver, or copper vein or lode, or any coal or other mine, or any marble, stone or other quarry, or for cutting or transporting timber, lumber, or cordwood, or for the manufacture of lumber:

(1) May construct and operate railroads, skid roads, tramways, chutes, pipelines and flumes between such points as may be indicated in their articles of incorporation.

(2) May enter upon any land between such points in the manner provided by ORS 35.220 for the purpose of examining, locating and surveying the line of such railroads, skid roads, tramways, chutes, pipelines and flumes, doing no unnecessary damage thereby.

(3) May condemn so much of said land as may be necessary for the purposes of this section, not exceeding 60 feet in width by a condemnation action as prescribed by ORS chapter 35. [Amended by 1953 c.559 §3; 2003 c.477 §11]

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