Mines and Minerals

The Mines and Minerals Division works to support responsible land use management and mineral resource development by administration of the Mining Act, providing public geoscience information and client services.

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Land tenure and geoscience information can be accessed using a number of online applications.

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Mining Act

The Mining Act is a legal document which outlines all of the rules and regulations that apply to mining in Ontario.

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Renewing Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy

The province is in the process of renewing the 2006 Mineral Development Strategy.

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Mining Act Forms

As required by the mining act, individuals and corporations may be required to submit a form in order to notify the ministry or obtain certain permissions.

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The Mining Sequence

The mining sequence covers all aspects of mining, including: prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials and, once a mine is closed, the restoration of all lands used for mining to their original state.

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Mining Act Policies

The ministry has developed a set of policies to aid clients on implementation of relevant Mining Act provisions and regulations.

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Geology is a science which focuses on the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed and the processes by which it changes. It provides insight into the Earth's past including the evolutionary history of life and past climates.

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