Changes to the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation
Changes to the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation come into effect on January 1, 2023.
Details about the changes can be found in information bulletin 2022-01.
Exploration tool kit
|Summary of Requirements||About minerals|
|Acts and Regulations||List of related Acts and Regulations|
|Information Letters and Bulletins||Information letters |
Information bulletins - metallic and industrial minerals
|Apply||Electronic transfer system (ETS) |
To apply for a rock-hosted minerals permit or transfer mineral rights.
|Mineral Assessment Reporting Tools||A Guideline for Preparing Mineral Assessment Reports in Alberta |
Mineral assessment report checklist (PDF, 31 KB)
|Maps (updated overnight)||Interactive maps |
Mineral disposition information is available through an interactive mapping program. This program allows you to select location, scale and map features, and conduct basic searches.
|Alberta Township Survey System||Introduction to ATS (PDF, 302 KB) |
For legal land description (meridian, township, range, section, legal subdivision).
|Map Coordinates Converter||Alberta Geological Survey Conversion|
|Alberta Mineral Information (AMI)||AMI searches |
Information on requesting and conducting searches.
|Alberta Geoscience Information||Mineral assessment reports |
List of published reports available from Coal and Mineral Development.
Alberta Geological Survey (AGS)
|Other Resources||Minerals prospecting tool kit|
|Check Mineral Rights and Restrictions||Check metallic and industrial minerals interactive map. Obtain search for specific mineral rights and restrictions.|
|Obtain Rock-hosted Minerals Permits||Apply through ETS: |
|Obtain Approval to Explore||Apply to Environment and Protected Areas for an Exploration Licence, Permit and/or Approval as appropriate.|
|Conduct Exploration||Contact Alberta Geological Survey for relevant geoscience information and samples. Meet surface operation requirements approved by government and meet terms of rock-hosted minerals permit.|
|Prepare Mineral Assessment Reports||Expenditure required every two years: |
|Reduce Permit Area |
|Request reduction by letter to Coal and Mineral Development, Alberta Energy and Minerals, any time in permit term. Or, include reduction in mineral assessment report, especially if work expenditure is less than required.|
|Transfer Mineral Rights |
|Transfers can be submitted on ETS and instructions can be found in the ETS online training.|
|Terminate Permit |
(one of the following)
Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:
Alberta Energy and Minerals
Coal and Mineral Development Unit
North Petroleum Plaza
9945 108 Street *
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2G6
* Couriers, please report to the 2nd floor.
Calgary (drop-off location only)
Alberta Energy and Minerals
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2
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