Government of New Brunswick


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 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 Lease500.002010-01-01
Transfers 2010-01-01
  All or part of a mining lease100.002010-01-01
  Assignment of a mortgage, charge or other security interest on a mining lease or an agreement100.002010-01-01
Rent for a mining lease (per hectare per year)6.001987-01-01
Required work for non-producing mining lease (per hectare per year)60.001987-01-01
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