Minerals Permits and Leasing Toolkits

About Permits and Leasing

This section provides an overview of the different types of mineral agreements administered by the Coal and Mineral Development Unit of Alberta Energy and the requirements and administrative activities associated with these agreements.  This section pertains to agreements relating to exploration and production of Alberta-owned metallic and industrial minerals and ammonite shell, as well as agreements relating to storage caverns and other non-production uses of minerals. Read more

Ammonite Shell Tool Kit

This section provides information and links for individuals and companies interested in collecting ammonite shell or in acquiring an ammonite shell agreement to develop and mine ammonite shell. Read more

Exploration Tool Kit

This section is intended as a one stop resource for individuals and companies interested in acquiring and holding a metallic and industrial minerals permit (or staking a mineral claim) for the purpose of exploring for minerals in Alberta.

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Mining Tool Kit

This section is a resource for individuals or companies interested in acquiring, maintaining and amending metallic and industrial mineral leases for the purpose of developing and mining a mineral deposit.  Read more

Placer Mining Tool Kit

This section is a resource for anyone interested in recreational recovery of gold and other placer minerals from Alberta's rivers and streams, and for individuals or companies interested in commercial placer production from sand and gravel deposits. Read more

Prospector Tool Kit

This section is intended for individuals interested in prospecting for minerals on a casual recreational basis. It will also be of interest to those who wish to work a metallic and industrial mineral permit using simple observational and sampling techniques.   Read more

Surface Minerals Tool Kit

This page provides basic information for individuals and companies interested in production of Alberta-owned surface materials, including sand, gravel, clay, peat, marl and topsoil. It also provides referral to Alberta Environment and Parks, the department which administers these materials.

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