In order to acquire the exclusive right to prospect a specific area, a prospector must register a mineral claim covering the area.
Any individual with a New Brunswick prospecting licence can register a mineral claim either for himself or in the name of any individual or company holding a New Brunswick prospecting licence on any area open to prospecting.
Claim acquisition in New Brunswick is an online process and can be completed by selecting claim units from an interactive map or by inputting claim units numbers in the application. A mineral claim is valid for one year from the date registered. Mineral claims can be renewed and transferred. In order to keep a mineral claim in good standing, exploratory work must be conducted and reports of work must be submitted.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Register each mineral claim unit||10.00||2010-04-14|
|Renew each mineral claim unit||2010-04-07|
|First to Fifth Renewals (per year)||10.00||2012-02-21|
|Sixth to Tenth Renewals (per year)||20.00||2012-02-21|
|Eleventh to Fifteenth Renewals (per year)||30.00||2012-02-21|
|Sixteenth and Successive Renewals (per year)||50.00||2012-02-21|
|Payment in lieu of required work in the 1st year of a mineral claim unit - (per resulting group)||20.00||2012-02-21|
|Filing a notice of dispute (per claim)||20.00||2012-02-21|
|Transfer of all or part (per claim unit)||10.00||2010-04-14|