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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

A review of the regulation ran April 2001 to June 2002.

For changes proposed, read:

Read more about the review:

  • Information Bulletin 2002-02: pertains to changes in procedures for reporting metallic and industrial minerals royalties. It is particularly relevant to placer mineral production. It also pertains to Metallic and Industrial Mineral Leases on which no production has occurred.
  • Information Bulletin 2002-03


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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