Mines and Minerals

Recent News

Financial Assurance Table

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Financial Assurance table (updated March 31, 2019) shows the proponent, sites, total dollar value of financial assurance and form of financial assurance. The table includes a listing of the form in which the financial assurance can be provided (examples: cash, bonds, letters of credit, mining reclamation trust, financial test, pledge of assets, a sinking fund or royalties per tonne).

MLAS Update - April 3, 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Updated Claim Management Policies Introduced

Revisions Reflect Changes to Ontario Mining Act

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) has updated the first three of its policies relating to mining claim management. These changes result from modernizing Ontario’s Mining Act and the implementation of our online 24/7 Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS).

Publications Release Notice — April 2, 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 2, 2019, 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.

Report of Activities 2018

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2018 for electronic distribution.

Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory - 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Mining & Exploration Directory provides an annual overview of mining operations and mine development projects as well as contact information for metallic and non metallic mineral producers and active exploration companies in Ontario. Production and employment information is also provided for the metallic and industrial mineral producers. The directory is produced annually by the Ontario Prospector's Association.