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Minerals legislation and guidelines

The legislation, guidelines, policies, information letters and bulletins.

Services and information

The following legislation is required for mineral development.

These guidelines and policies help individuals through the mineral development process.

The province provides the energy industry information through varied sources such as information bulletins and letters.


Alberta Energy encourages the responsible development of the province's minerals through planning and liaison with government, industry and communities. This ensures competitive tenure and royalty regimes are attractive to investors.

It also ensures appropriate mining regulations and environmental protection are in place. The department issues and administers permits and leases on Crown lands and collects royalties.

Find out more about Minerals acts and regulations.


Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7707
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]


Alberta Energy
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
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2