Our Mineral Resources
Notices: Crown Minerals Withdrawals and Re-openings
As of November 30, 2010, notices regarding areas of Crown minerals or Crown mineral lands that have been withdrawn from, or re-opened to, mineral dispositioning will be published to the links below.
A "Crown Reserve" is an area of Crown minerals or Crown mineral lands that has been withdrawn from mineral dispositioning for purposes other than Land Claim Selections. Ministerial Orders withdrawing such areas from, or re-opening such areas to, mineral dispositioning can be found here. Among other things, a Crown Reserve may be established in a given area to prevent conflicts in mineral resource development or to keep mineral dispositioning activity from interfering with future land use.
A "Land Claim selection" refers to an area of Crown mineral lands that is subject to an Indian Land Claim selection and is therefore unavailable for mineral dispositioning. The current Mineral Freeze Notice provides a list of Crown mineral lands that are currently subject to an expiring Land Claim Selection as of December 15, 2016.
Please consult the MARS Reopening Board on a regular basis for detail of land being reopened and date/time of next schedued reopening.