Directive 3 - How to Register a Mining Claim

Mandatory Requirements

In order to do business for mining purposes, as per the Mining Act and the regulations, claimholders, lessees, patent holders, or prospector licensees must enrol in MLAS and establish a client profile as either an individual or organization.

Persons must be eighteen years of age or older to enrol.

A prospector licence is required in order to register a mining claim.  To obtain a licence, you must login to MLAS and purchase the licence electronically through MLAS.

Registration

Before enrolment can start, a user must register for an Ontario ONe-key account.  Instructions can be found on the ONe-key website www.one-key.gov.on.ca.

Existing claimholders, lessees, patent holders, or prospector licensees have been provided a Client Number.

New clients need to register as an ENDM client in order to enroll in MLAS, which can be accessed through the ONe-key website.

Enrolment

A valid email address is required in order to enrol into the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS).

Enrolment requires a Client Number and PIN in order to complete the MLAS enrolment process.  These enrolment credentials are provided by email after registration occurs as an ENDM client in ONe-key.

Process

  • Select Claim Acquisition from the Left Menu.

    Claim Acquisition menu
     
  • Menu items will expand.  Click on Register a Mining Claim.

MLAS will direct you through several steps.

  1. Select Method
    • You must read through the Disclaimer and check off the statement “I have read the above statement and wish to proceed” before you can proceed.  Click Next to proceed.
  2. Select Cells
    • To select the mining cell(s) you wish to register, you may either enter the cell(s) number in the box (separate multiple cells by comma) or click on the Map icon.

      Step 2
       
    • When you click on the Map, the MLAS map viewer will open.  Choose one of the three (3) selection tools available in the left-hand panel to; select by drawing a rectangle, select by drawing a polygon, or select by drawing a freehand line.
    • Use your chosen selection tool to select the cells you want on the map and click on OK.  Zoom into the area you are interested in.

      MLAS map
       
    • Note: a maximum of 50 single cells can be selected in one transaction, and also note that the cells must share a common side.
    • Note: a maximum of 25 cells can be selected for registration as a multi-cell claim, and also note that the cells must share a common side.
    • If you would like to alter your selection, click Alter, then choose a selection tool, and select the cells on the map that you want to remove, or new cells that you want to add to your current selection, or replace with a new selection.
    • When you have completed your selection, click Confirm.
    • You will be directed back to the registration page and your selection will be listed in the Cell ID box.
    • Make sure the cells you selected appear in the Cell ID box.
    • Verify that you are not a robot and complete the CAPTCHA.
    • Click Next to proceed to register cells.
  3. Input Registration Details
    • Once the registration details page has opened, a timer will start and you only have 10 minutes to register your mining cells.

      Ownership details

       
    • Indicate whether you want to register the selected cells as a single cell or multi cell claim. Note: a multi cell claim can contain a maximum of 25 cells.
    • Enter the owner(s).  If there is only one owner, enter 100 under Ownership Percentage.  If there is more than one owner, click on the + button to indicate the percentage to each owner. If the ownership is to be divided equally, click on the “Distribute ownership percentage equally” button.
    • Click Back to make changes; or
    • Click Next to proceed to review your transaction.
  4. Summary
    • Review the cell numbers, claim type, and ownership and make sure they are correct.
    • Click Back to make changes; or
    • Click Confirm to continue to the Payment step.
    • Note: Once you click Confirm, the timer will stop.
  5. Make Payment
    • If there is a mistake, click Remove Item.
    • Click Back to make changes; or
    • Click Next to proceed to start payment.
    • Select Payment Type
      • Select Online Payment.
    • Click Next to proceed to make a payment.

      Shopping cart
       
    • Note: you will be brought to a third party webpage called CCPay.  Please choose your payment method and click on Make Payment.

      Order Summary
       
    • Enter your payment information and click on Submit Payment.
    • You will get a payment confirmation page – Click on Complete Payment Process.

      Payment Receipt
       
  6. Confirmation
    • You will be brought back to MLAS, to the Payment Summary page, click Confirm to finalize register of the mining claims.

      Payment summary
       
    • This transaction will be listed on the Confirmation Pay Index.  Click on Show Details for the full transaction on the Claim IDs registered.
    • An automatic notification will be sent to any impacted Aboriginal community.
    • MLAS will generate a notice that your mining claim has been registered and it will appear on your bulletin board – select Notifications from the left menu at any time.

      View Bulletin board

Notice: You are required to give confirmation of registration of a mining claim to any Surface Rights Owners of lands that are within the cell(s) of your mining claims and to verify that you have done so to ENDM through MLAS.  This must be completed within 60 days of registering a mining claim or the claim becomes invalid and will be cancelled. 

Verifying Confirmation of Claim Registration to Surface Right Owners

  • Select Claim Acquisition from the Left Menu.
  • Menu items will expand.  Click on Confirm Notification to Surface Right Owners of Claim Registration.
  • Enter the mining claim IDs that you registered, you may either enter the claim(s) number in the box (separate multiple cells by comma) or click on the Map icon.
  • Click Next to complete the confirmation details.
  • Note: If you enter information after the 60 day time limit, you will see a message that the time period for confirmation to the SRO has expired. If that happens, it means the mining claims have been cancelled.