Mines and Minerals

Recent News

MAM Update - September 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Have You Georeferenced Your Mining Claims?

As part of the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process, Ontario is proposing to convert existing mining claims to new, cell-based claims, implement a province-wide system of online mining claim registration, and launch a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). In advance of the proposed conversion process, we have been encouraging you to georeference your claims.

MAM Update - August 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS)

Ontario is proposing to move away from ground staked mining claims and to implement province-wide online mining claim registration and a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), as part of the ongoing roll-out of the Mining Act Modernization (MAM) process. The proposed changes to assessment work described in this bulletin depend on the enactment of technical amendments to the Mining Act and then developing a new assessment work regulation.

Publications Release Notice — August 9, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 9, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 4, 2016. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — June 7, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 9, 2016. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - May 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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Conversion is Coming

Legislation enabling the third phase of Ontario’s work to modernize the Mining Act was tabled at Queen’s Park and proposes to convert Ontario’s manual system of ground and paper staking, and maintaining unpatented mining claims to an online system. At conversion, ALL active, unpatented claims would be converted from their legally-defined claim posts on the ground or by township survey to a cell-based provincial grid. Following conversion, the claims would be legally defined by their cell on the grid and coordinate location in CLAIMaps.

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