The Exploration Directive forms part of the Exploration Regulation and details rules for specific exploration activities and seismic operations under the Mines and Minerals Act (Part 8).

The Exploration Directive can be found under the Lands Directives.

Policies and Procedures Document

The Policy and Procedures Document for Submitting the Geophysical Field Report Form details environmental requirements on public lands for seismic operations and outlines the protocol for reporting such operations.

Advantages of the Exploration Directive

The Exploration Directive allows flexibility. It can be updated to address:

  • changes in the department
  • land management objectives
  • changes in technology
  • issues emerging from advances in the exploration industry