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MAM Update - February 7, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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Stage 1 of Ontario’s new 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) goes into service today at 10 a.m. At this time, the system is available for mining lands clients to enrol, set up their new client profile, and explore some of the features of the system. Stage 2 will launch April 10, marking the beginning of online mining claim registration in Ontario.

2018 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 20 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2018. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Publications Release Notice — February 8, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publication is being released on February 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - January 31, 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

How Mining Claim Due Dates Will Be Impacted by Transition and Conversion

The third phase of our work to modernize the Mining Act will significantly impact claim holders’ portfolios. During the pre-conversion period and for a time after conversion, claim holders will be busy re-configuring their portfolios and may not be in a position to carry out exploration projects. To protect claim holders during this period of change, the ministry has taken steps to prevent mining claims from forfeiting.


Mines and Minerals Division: 

Please take note that the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is reviewing and updating content on this website to reflect recent changes to the Mining Act as they relate to the implementation of online mining claim registration and an electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). Until further notice, visitors should consider this content to be in transition and subject to modifications.