The Mines and Minerals division develops and maintains a number of online applications which allow industry and the general public to access land tenure and geoscience information online.

Applications are monitored during weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 5:00). Any issues regarding applications outside of these hours will be addressed the next business day.

CLAIMaps displays the location of land where claim staking can or cannot occur.

Electronic Assessment System

The Electronic Assessment System allows assessment work to be submitted online.

Exploration Permits

An Exploration Permit is an instrument which allows an early exploration proponent to carry out prescribed early exploration activities at specific times and in specific locations.

Exploration Plans

An Exploration Plan is a document provided to MNDM by an Early Exploration Proponent indicating the location and dates for prescribed early exploration activities.

Geo-Claims Geo-Claims

Geo-Claims displays mining claim information with geological datasets.


GeologyOntario is an online warehouse that contains all of the publically available digital data collected by the Mines and Minerals division.

Mining Act Awareness Program

The Mining Act Awareness Program (MAAP) is an online training course that provides information on the basics of the Mining Act and its provisions and regulations. The program ensures that prospectors and exploration proponents are informed before they engage in prospecting and exploration activity.

Mining Claims Information Mining Claims Information

Mining Claims Information provides information on mining claims.

OGSEarth OGSEarth

OGSEarth provides geoscience data, collected by the Mines and Minerals division, which can be viewed using user-friendly geographic information programs such as Google Earth.