Royalty rates

This chart shows Alberta-owned metallic and industrial minerals. They are administered by Alberta Energy.


Royalty rates

Limestone, other “stone”




Clay for pottery and fireclay


Other clay, marl, volcanic ash

$0.0655/cubic metre

Silica sand




Placer minerals

5% of production

Metallic minerals, such as base metals, diamonds, uranium

1% gross mine-mouth revenue before payout. After payout, the greater of 1% gross mine-mouth revenue and 12% net revenue

Royalty regulation

Metallic and Industrial Minerals Royalty Regulation specifies the following for Alberta-owned metallic and industrial mineral royalties:

  • regimes
  • rates
  • reporting requirements

Royalty regulation review

Current Minerals Strategy and Action Plan


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

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