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Exploration Plans and Permits table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Exploration Plans & Permits table (updated April 1, 2021) shows the submitted active Plans and Permits. The table shows the Plan or Permit number, the claim holder, township name and the project name.

Read more about Exploration Plans and Exploration Permits.

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Applications for summer 2021 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey are now closed.

Visit the Ontario Booth at PDAC 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario is Open for Business at the 2021 PDAC convention.

Talk to our team of mineral exploration, mining and business experts, explore Ontario’s geological resources, and attend one of our informative seminars listed below.

Ontario Exhibit Booth Seminar Schedule

Drop in (virtually) to our booth to hear more about the advantages of doing business in Ontario.

All seminars will take place on Zoom and will require registration (at no cost).

Publications Release Notice — March 2, 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are available now for free download from GeologyOntario, or by following the links provided in this release notice.

Maps and reports in hard-copy (paper) format and digital data sets available on physical media (CD or DVD) can be purchased from the Publication Sales office.

MLAS Update - February 12, 2021

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bulletin – Extending Exclusions of Time for Claim Holders Due to COVID-19

In the April 17, 2020, ENDM Bulletin, the ministry acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak and related public health requirements are special circumstances that have created challenges for all claim holders in Ontario. Given the present uncertainty over when current health and safety measures will ease, we acknowledge that some claim holders may be having difficulty planning work programs.