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The Mine Management Division (MMD) shall undertake initial evaluation of mining and mining-related applications, monitoring of the disposition and utilization of mineral lands and resources, and survey of mineral lands.

It shall have the following sections

Mining Tenement Evaluation Section

  • Undertakes initial evaluation of mining and mining-related applications;
  • Undertakes registration and maintains a registry of mining-related documents;
  • Investigates and assists in the resolution of conflicts/adverse claims/oppositions concerning mining tenements;
  • Evaluates the financial and economic components of proposed mining projects; and
  • Maintains the Regional MRMS.

Monitoring and Technical Services Section

  • Undertakes monitoring of the disposition and utilization of mineral lands and resources;
  • Validates mineral reserves of mining operations;
  • Undertakes mineral statistical analysis; and
  • Provides technical assistance to stakeholders.

Mineral Lands Survey Section

  • Undertakes evaluation of applications for survey order and survey returns, and survey plans in areas outside mineral reservations;
  • Undertakes initial evaluation of applications for survey order and survey returns, and survey plans in areas within mineral reservations;
  • Verifies mining tenement boundaries in connection with mining applications and in cases of conflicts/adverse claims/oppositions in areas outside mineral reservations;
  • Assists in the evaluation of mining applications in relation to mining tenement boundaries;
  • Manages the regional mining tenement control map; and
  • Evaluates the deputation of Geodetic Engineers.