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Permits and New Mines

2014 Permits and New Mines

The Division of Mineral Resources issued 28 permits for new mines and 436 renewals or modifications, for a total of 464 permits. Sand and gravel mines were the most common type of newly-permitted mines in 2014.

Mined land reclamation permits are issued for terms of five years or less and may be renewed. A renewal permit allows continued operation of the mine within approved limits. A modification permit authorizes changes, such as addition of processing equipment or expansion of the mine's surface area or depth beyond the original approved limits.

Permits, 2010-2014

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
New Permits 39 26 46 34 28
Renewals 260 266 267 311 302
Modifications 117 102 115 114 134
Total Permits 416 394 428 459 464

New Mines, 2014

Additional Information:

Mined Land Reclamation Permits Issued in 2014 (PDF,150 KB)