MERN- Exploration rights

New Legislative and Regulatory Provisions

Exploration Rights

Extraction Rights

Exploration and Land Reserved to the State

Mining activity and other land uses

Directives and Notices

Conversion, Replacement and Amalgamation

Mining title management system (Gestim)

Mining Taxation



Mining Duties Return

Temporary suspension of staking and map designation rights


Before the provisions concerning reservation to the State, withdrawal from mining activities, mining-incompatible territories and classification as an outstanding geological site come into force, the Department may temporarily suspend staking and map designation rights for a period of six months. The suspension may then be renewed for subsequent periods of six months.

Boundaries of areas subject to temporary suspensions

The boundaries of areas subject to temporary suspensions are shown on the map of mining titles published in GESTIM.

Impacts of temporary suspension

  • Prospecting and staking and map designation of claims are prohibited.
  • Leases to mine surface mineral substances (e.g. sand and gravel) are also prohibited.