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.