Dépôt légal - Bibliothèque nationale du Québec, 2005


The Mining Act deals with the management of mineral resources and the granting of exploration rights for mineral substances during the exploration phase. It also deals with the granting of rights pertaining to the use of these substances during the mining phase. Finally, the act establishes the rights and obligations of the holders of mining rights to ensure maximum development of Québec’s mineral resources.

The Ministère des Ressources naturelles has made it a priority to publicize the content of this new legislation as well as the procedures that must be followed for compliance. With this objective in mind, four informational documents are available:

These documents provide mining stakeholders with the necessary information regarding their rights and obligations for each of the subjects.


This document deals with the claim, the only exploration title that covers all mineral substances in the public domain. It aims to inform interested parties about:

  • the terms and conditions for granting a claim;
  • the obligations of the claim holder to ensure the renewal of his claim;
  • the requirements regarding assessment work.


This document has no legal value. The text of the Mining Act as published in the Gazette officielle du Québec prevails at all times.

Rates are indexed periodically.


© Gouvernement du Québec, 2005