Government of New Brunswick


NB e-CLAIMS is an on-line, electronic system for mineral claims acquisition, maintenance and searches.


The general public can use NB e-CLAIMS, as a guest, to access maps showing the location of mineral tenures and to search databases.

A prospecting licence can be obtained via the NB e-CLAIMS application. It is valid for a lifetime and may be issued to a person who is at least 19 years old, to a company, or to a registered partnership.

A prospector (an individual holding a valid New Brunswick prospecting licence) can use NB e-CLAIMS, as a client, to register and maintain mineral claims.


NB e-CLAIMS is a web-based computer application that provides users the ability to accomplish the following:

As a guest:
NB e-CLAIMS provides for the on-line viewing and printing of maps that show the location of mineral tenures throughout New Brunswick. NB e-CLAIMS also provides for the querying of on-line databases containing public information about mineral tenures.

As a client:
NB e-CLAIMS provides for the acquisition and maintenance of mineral claims anywhere in New Brunswick for registered prospectors.

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.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
2010 NR Register a Mineral Claim.pdf,
2010 NR Minerals Renew a Minieral Claim.pdf


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

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Register each mineral claim unit10.002010-04-01
Renew each mineral claim unit2010-04-01
  First to Fifth Renewals (per year)10.002010-01-01
  Sixth to Tenth Renewals (per year)20.001987-01-01
  Eleventh to Fifteenth Renewals (per year)30.002010-01-01
  Sixteenth and Successive Renewals (per year)50.002010-01-01
Payment in lieu of required work in the 1st year of a mineral claim unit - (per resulting group)20.001987-01-01
Filing a notice of dispute (per claim)20.001987-01-01
Transfer of all or part (per claim unit)10.002010-01-01
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