Government of New Brunswick

Claim holders wishing to conduct advanced exploration on mineral claims may require additional approvals beyond a Form 18 under the Mining Act depending on the scope of work involved. Advanced exploration includes underground exploration tunneling, shaft sinking, and larger scale excavation work. The scope of such work could require registration of the project under EIA depending on the environmental impacts and reclamation security or damage security may be required. Companies wishing to undertake advanced exploration or bulk sampling should contact the Standing Committee on Mining and the Environment (SCME) for guidance on regulatory requirements.