Mines and Minerals
The Mines and Minerals Division works to support responsible land use management and mineral resource development by administration of the Mining Act, providing public geoscience information and client services.
Mining Act Modernization Phase 3
The third phase in the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process has two main components.
Aboriginal Participation Fund
The Aboriginal Participation Fund (APF) will create new opportunities to build and strengthen relationships among Aboriginal communities and organizations, government and industry.
The Mining Act is a legal document which outlines all of the rules and regulations that apply to mining in Ontario.
The Mining Sequence
The mining sequence covers all aspects of mining, including: prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials and, once a mine is closed, the restoration of all lands used for mining to their original state.