(815 ILCS 5/2.27) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 137.2-27)
    Sec. 2.27. Mineral deferred delivery contract. "Mineral deferred delivery contract" means any account, agreement, or contract for the purchase or sale, primarily for speculation or investment purposes and not for the use or consumption by the offeree or purchaser, of a metal or mineral, whether for immediate or subsequent delivery, and whether characterized as a cash contract, deferred shipment contract, installment contract, or otherwise. Any mineral deferred delivery contract offered or sold, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, is presumed to be offered or sold for speculation or investment purposes. A mineral deferred delivery contract does not include any of the following:
        (1) Any contract or agreement that requires, and in
which the purchaser receives, within 28 calendar days after the payment in good funds of any portion of the purchase price, physical delivery of the metal or mineral to be purchased under the contract or agreement.
        (2) 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 1936 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 (i) the means that constitute "physical delivery" of a metal or mineral and (ii) the term "between merchants".
(Source: P.A. 87-463.)