Exploration tool kit
|Summary of Requirements||Exploring for minerals in Alberta|
|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 metallic and industrial mineral 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 Metallic and Industrial Mineral Permit||Apply through ETS:
|Obtain Approval to Explore||Apply to Environment and Parks 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 Environment and Parks, Human Services, local municipality, etc. Meet terms of Metallic and Industrial Mineral Permit.|
|Prepare Mineral Assessment Reports||Expenditure required every two years:
|Reduce Permit Area
|Request reduction by letter to Coal and Mineral Development, Alberta Energy, any time in permit term. Or, include reduction in mineral assessment report, especially if work expenditure is less than required.|
|Transfer Mineral Rights
|Transfer application and letter to Alberta Energy.|
(one of the following)
|Cancel permit by letter to Alberta Energy, Coal and Mineral Development. Permit expiry:
Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:
Hours: 8:15 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
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)
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3W2