A mining-incompatible territory is a territory in which the viability of activities would be compromised by the impacts of mining.
Boundaries of mining-incompatible territories
The boundaries of mining-incompatible territories are shown on the map of mining titles published in GESTIM.
Impacts of delimiting mining-incompatible territories
Prospecting, exploration and mining of mineral substances in the domain of the State, situated in areas that may be subject to claims within mining-incompatible areas, are prohibited from the time the areas are shown on the map of mining titles:
- Prospecting, staking and map designation of claims, mine exploration work and mining operations are all prohibited.
- Leases to mine surface mineral substances (e.g. sand and gravel) are also prohibited.
- There is no impact on mining titles already granted or for which applications are pending, except on claims.
- To renew a claim located in whole or in part in a mining-incompatible territory, the holder is required to carry out work on the land during any period of validity subsequent to delimitation of the territory.