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Mining tool kit
To win, work and recover Crown-owned metallic and industrial minerals.
|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.|
|Alberta Mineral Information (AMI)||AMI searches Information on requesting and conducting searches.|
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. Updated overnight.
|Alberta Township Survey System||Introduction to ATS (PDF, 302 KB) For legal land description (meridian, township, range, section, legal subdivision).|
|Map Co-ordinates Converter||Alberta Geological Survey Conversion|
|Geoscience Research||Alberta Geological Survey|
|Other Resources||Statistics Mineral assessment reports|
|Check Mineral Rights and
|Check map of metallic and industrial mineral activity. Obtain AMI Search. In area of interest, check status of Metallic and Industrial Mineral Permit if you have 1.|
|Apply for Metallic and Industrial Mineral Lease||Apply through ETS:
to Develop Mine
|Contact Environment and Parks to develop the mine.|
|Report Crown Production
|Obtain a form from Coal and Mineral Development, Alberta Energy.|
|Renew a Lease||Apply in writing before the lease expires.|
|Transfer Mineral Rights
|Submit transfer application and letter to Alberta Energy.|
|Terminate Activity or Lease||When lease expires, mineral activities permitted under lease must cease. To cancel a lease, notify Coal and Mineral Development, Alberta Energy. Environment and Parks addresses reclamation issues relating to mine closures. Alberta Human Services addresses safety relating to mine closures.|
Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:
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