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    A mining lease is a legal agreement allowing for the production of minerals.


    Anyone with a mineral claim who has decided to produce minerals from the mineral claim can apply for a mining lease.


    The actual mining lease document is Form 14 under Regulation 86-99. (see form below in Related Links)

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2010 NR Minerals Application for a Mining Lease.pdf,
    2010 NR Minerals Fee to Transfer a Mining Lease.pdf,
    2010 NR Minerals Transfer or Assignment.pdf


    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    Mining Lease  
      Mining Lease500.002012-02-22
      All or part of a mining lease100.002012-02-22
      Assignment of a mortgage, charge or other security interest on a mining lease or an agreement100.002012-02-22
    Rent for a mining lease (per hectare per year)6.002012-04-18
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