8. Report of prospecting operations:
(1) Every holder of a prospecting licence shall submit to the Controller General, Controller of Mines and the Regional Controller:
(b) an yearly report in Form-B so as to reach them within thirty days after the expiry of twelve months from the date of execution of the prospecting licence or the expiry of the prospecting licence whichever is earlier:
Provided that in case the prospecting operations are abandoned, the report in Form-B shall be submitted within a period of thirty days from the date of such abandonment:
Provided further that in case the prospecting operations are continued for a period exceeding one year, the report in Form – B shall be submitted once every year and a final report in Form – B within a period of three months after the completion of the prospecting operations or the expiry of the prospecting licence, whichever is earlier.
(2) Where prospecting operations are carried out by the authorities specified in the second proviso to sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Act without a prospecting licence, such authority shall submit the annual report in Form – B to the Controller General in respect of each area where prospecting operations have been undertaken by them:
Provided that this sub-rule shall not apply in a case where field operation consists of only geological mapping or geo-physical or geo-chemical investigations.