Forms

This page provides an overview of metallic and industrial mineral agreements, ammonite shell agreements and special mineral leases, including summary requirements and terms of these agreements, and general royalty reporting requirements for metallic and industrial mineral agreements.

Requirements for mineral permits and leasing are set under the Mines and Minerals Act, the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation, the Ammonite Shell Regulation, and the Mines and Minerals Administration Regulation available at the Alberta Queen's Printer website. Other information on mineral permit and leasing requirements is available on Alberta Energy's website under the following:

 

Ammonite Shell Leasing

    Form Description
  Ammonite Shell Agreement Application Form - Use this form to apply for the right to mine Ammonite Shell in Alberta. Please include fee and rent with application. You may drop off your application at the Coal and Mineral Development Business Unit in Edmonton or the Calgary Office, or send your application by fax or mail to the Business Unit (see Mineral Contacts).
    Mineral Surface Lease Application Form - On public land, a mineral surface lease granting approval to occupy the location and conduct mining activities, is required in addition to an Ammonite Shell Agreement. Apply through the Public Lands Division of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
    Historical Resource Exemption Form - Because Ammonite Shell is a fossil it is considered a palaeontological resource. Therefore, an exemption from the Heritage Resource Management Branch of Alberta Culture is required to recover Ammonite Shell. For further information please refer to Information Letter 2004-18.
Transfer Form - If you are unable to use the E-Transfers service (see Online Services), you may use this form to request a change in ownership of an Ammonite Shell Agreement. The Transmittal Letter below should accompany the completed form. Instructions
Transfer Transmittal Letter - When applying to change agreement ownership using the above form, please complete and attach this letter. Instructions

Exploration and Prospecting (Metallic and Industrial Minerals) Permits

    Form Description
   Metallic and Industrial Mineral Permit Application Form -  Use this form to apply for the right to explore for Alberta-owned metallic and industrial minerals in a specific location. A permit is equivalent to a mineral claim in most other Canadian jurisdictions.
    Sample Mineral Assessment Report - A mineral assessment report of exploration results and expenditures must be filed every two years to keep a permit in good standing. The samples for Part A and Part B and C mineral assessment reports and cover letters, along with additional guidance for submitting assessment reports, can be obtained in the Mineral Exploration Tool Kit. Submit your mineral assessment report to the Coal and Mineral Development Business Unit (see contacts) on or before the deadline set in the regulations. Remember to submit two original copies.
Transfer Form - If you are unable to use the E-Transfers service (see Online Services), you may use this form to request a change in ownership of a metallic and industrial minerals permit. The Transmittal Letter below should accompany the completed form. Instructions
Transfer Transmittal Letter - When applying to change agreement ownership using the above form, please complete and attach this letter. Instructions
    Exploration Licence, Permit or Approval - Apply to the Public Lands Division of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to conduct mineral exploration in Alberta. See Exploring for Minerals in Alberta for further information.

Mining (Metallic and Industrial Minerals) Leasing

    Form Description
  Metallic and Industrial Mineral Lease Application Form - to apply for Crown mineral rights to develop and produce metallic and industrial minerals. For Crown surface materials, administered by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, see Surface Material Lease Forms below.
Transfer Form  - If you are unable to use the E-Transfers service (see Online Services), you may use this form to request a change in ownership of a lease. The Transmittal Letter below should accompany the completed form. Instructions
Transfer Transmittal Letter - When applying to change agreement ownership using the above form, please complete and attach this letter. Instructions
    Mineral Surface Lease Application Form - On public land, a mineral surface lease granting approval to occupy the location and conduct mining activities, is required in addition to a lease. Apply through the Public Lands Division of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

Placer Mining (Metallic and Industrial Minerals) Licencing and Leasing

    Form Description
  Metallic and Industrial Mineral Licence Application Form - to apply for the right to conduct recreational sluicing for gold and other precious minerals in Alberta's rivers and streams. Submit application and payment to Coal and Mineral Development Unit in Edmonton (see Contacts) or drop off at the Calgary Office. Licences can be issued immediately only if applying in person at the Edmonton office.
  Secondary Mineral Lease Application Form - This new agreement type is proposed under the new Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation, to better accommodate placer production as a secondary activity in an approved primary operation, such as a sand and gravel operation. If this agreement might be relevant, please apply using the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Lease Application form and note this on the application, or contact the Coal and Mineral Development Unit.

 

Surface Materials Leasing

    Form Description
  Surface Material Lease Forms - to apply for a Surface Material Lease, report production and pay royalty on Crown surface materials such as sand, gravel, clay, peat, marl, topsoil, please contact Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

Royalties

In order for Alberta to gain a fair share from production of its minerals, royalty reporting and payment is required on production under a metallic and industrial mineral lease, and on substantial production and sale under placer licences. Requirements are set by regulation. Requirements are stated in legislation, with additional interpretation and instructions provided in Information Letters and Information Bulletins:

    Form Description
Quarriable Minerals and Salt Production and Royalty Report - Use this form to report quarterly on production and royalties payable to the Crown, and/or to declare and confirm no production for the calendar year. This report is due on or before the last day of the month following the production quarter. Please send your report to to the Coal and Mineral Development Business Unit (see Mineral Contacts).  For royalty rates and other details, please refer to Minerals Royalty Information on this site.
Placer Minerals Production and Royalty Report - Use this form to report on placer mineral sales and royalties for those quarters in which placer mineral sale or disposition occurs; and to report annually. For more information please refer to Information Bulletin 2002-02 and Minerals Royalty Information on this site.
    Metallic Mineral Royalty Reporting - No forms are available for reporting royalties using the revenue-minus-cost royalty regime (1% of mine mouth revenue or 12% of net revenue). Please contact Coal and Mineral Development Business Unit (see Mineral Contacts).
Preauthorized Debit Royalty Payments - Complete and submit this form if you wish to authorize electronic debit to make royalty payments. Send the completed form to Financial Services (see last page of form). Applications received before the 5th last day of the month will be processed that month. Applications received after this day will be processed at the end of the following month.