The latest Mines and Minerals Division news, events and activities.

Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory provides an annual overview of mining operations and mine development projects as well as contact information for metallic and non metallic mineral producers and active exploration companies in Ontario. Production and employment information is also provided for the metallic and industrial mineral producers. The directory is produced annually by the Ontario Prospector's Association.

Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits Table has been updated (September 14, 2017)


Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) will present a number of seminars at the 2017 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, March 5-8. From geoscience expertise provided by the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS), to strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities, ministry staff will help you explore Ontario’s mineral development and investment opportunities.

Request for Information (Request for Data) Purchase of Proprietary Airborne Geophysical Data

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM), Ontario Geological Survey Branch (OGS), invites responses to a Request for Information (RFI) - Request for Data (RFD) offering the Crown existing proprietary airborne geophysical data.

The Crown will consider purchasing airborne geophysical survey data at prices determined by a quantitative process that evaluates for geographic, technical, and quality factors as well as available budget.

The area of interest is anywhere within the Province of Ontario.

Mandatory requirements for Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits as of April 1, 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

As the result of changes to the Mining Act, as of April 01, 2013, Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits are mandatory. For more information, please see the Plans and Permits Notice.

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