1. Title and form of citation
This Chapter shall be known as the Louisiana Mineral Code. The provisions hereunder may be referred to or cited either as Articles of the Mineral Code or as Sections of the Revised Statutes. Thus Article 30 of the Louisiana Mineral Code may also be referred to or cited as R.S. 31:30.

Whenever reference is made herein to an Article of the Mineral Code, the same shall also relate to the corresponding Section of the Revised Statutes.

Acts 1974, No. 50, 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.

2. Relation to Civil Code
The provisions of this Code are supplementary to those of the Louisiana Civil Code and are applicable specifically to the subject matter of mineral law. In the event of conflict between the provisions of this Code and those of the Civil Code or other laws the provisions of this Code shall prevail. If this Code does not expressly or impliedly provide for a particular situation, the Civil Code or other laws are applicable.

Acts 1974, No. 50, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.

3. Freedom of contract and limitations thereon
Unless expressly or impliedly prohibited from doing so, individuals may renounce or modify what is established in their favor by the provisions of this Code if the renunciation or modification does not affect the rights of others and is not contrary to the public good.

Acts 1974, No. 50, 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.