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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Mining Act Modernization Phase 3

The third phase in the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process has two main components.

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Aboriginal Participation Fund

The Aboriginal Participation Fund (APF) will create new opportunities to build and strengthen relationships among Aboriginal communities and organizations, government and industry.

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Applications

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

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Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy

The province officially released its new Mineral Development Strategy in December 2015.

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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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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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Geology

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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