(815 ILCS 5/2.26) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 137.2-26)
    Sec. 2.26. Mineral investment contract. "Mineral investment contract" means any investment, account, agreement, or contract whereby the investor's profits are dependent upon the transportation, mining, minting, milling, flotation, refining, hallmarking, sale, resale, or repurchase of a metal or mineral, even if there is any potential for profit from fluctuation in the value of the metal or mineral, except any contract or agreement for the sale or purchase of a metal or mineral between merchants. Nothing herein shall affect the jurisdiction or authority of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission under the Federal 1974 Act or the application of any provision thereof or regulation thereunder to any person or transaction subject thereto. The Secretary of State may, for the purposes of this Section by rules and regulations, define the term "between merchants".
(Source: P.A. 90-70, eff. 7-8-97.)