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Mining Rights

A modern system

Québec’s mining system promotes the development of mineral resources, while taking other possible uses of the territory into consideration. It is based on the principle, which allows the broadest possible access to the territory to everyone, regardless of means, on a first come first served basis, and where the title obtained includes the exclusive right to search for mineral substances and the assurance of being able to obtain, under certain conditions, the right to mine the mineral substances discovered. 

Since November 2000, the primary means of acquiring claims is map designation, based on pre-division of the territory.