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 et de la Faune 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 documents have been published:
These documents provide mining stakeholders with the necessary information regarding their rights and obligations for each of the subjects.
This document deals with conversion, replacement and amalgamation. It presents the various measures implemented to allow staked claims to be progressively replaced by map-designated claims and to standardize the shape and area of the parcels of land that can be designated on a map.
This document has no legal value. The text of the Mining Act as published in the Gazette officielle du Québec prevails at all times.