Mining and minerals
Information about mining claims, mineral development, geology and aggregates.
Register a mining claim, manage your mining claims online and apply for a prospector’s licence.
The programs, products and services that make Ontario a premier global destination for exploration and mining.
Information on the Mining Act and related policies, standards and directives.
Information and resources on the stages of the mining sequence, including requirements for mineral exploration and development.
Learn about Ontario’s geology, the Ontario Geological Survey and access geoscience applications, maps and data.
Read about critical minerals and Ontario’s plan for a critical minerals strategy.
Learn about agreements to share mining and forestry revenues with Indigenous communities.
About the Ring of Fire, a significant mineral development region in the Far North of Ontario.
Learn about funding to help junior mining companies finance early exploration.
How Indigenous communities and organizations can get support to participate in economic development activities related to mineral exploration and development.
Learn about aggregates in Ontario and how you can apply to operate a pit or quarry, or comment on proposed projects.
Locate pits and quarries in Ontario and access information on aggregate operations.
Reasoned decisions and recommendations
The Mining and Lands Tribunal issues reasoned decisions and recommendations to determine claims and settle disputes.
- Mining Act reasoned decisions
- Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act reasoned decisions
- Aggregate Resources Act reasoned recommendations
Information on how you can apply, prepare and present your appeal or application to the Mining and Lands Tribunal.
Overseeing the mineral sector, providing geoscience information and supporting sustainable development in the Ring of Fire.
Promoting economic and community development in Northern Ontario with business support services, grants and loans.
Protecting biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.