What is In Place?

Legal Definition
In mining law, rock or mineralized matter is "in place" when remaining as nature placed it, that is, unsevered from the circumjacent rock or which is fixed solid and immovable in the form of a vein or lode. See Wlllianis v. Gibson, 84 Ala. 228, 4 South. 350, 5 Am. St. Rep. 368; Stevens v. Williams, 23 Fed. Cas. 44; Tabor v. Dexler, 23 Fed. Cas. 615; Leadville Co., v. Fitzgerald, 15 Fed. Cas. 99; Jones v. Prospect Mountain Tunnel Co.., 21 Nev. 339, 31 Pac. 645.
-- Black's Law Dictionary