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Permits and New Mines

2015 Permits and New Mines

The Division of Mineral Resources issued 29 permits for new mines and 392 renewals or modifications, for a total of 421 permits. Sand and gravel mines were the most common type of newly-permitted mines in 2015.

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, 2011-2015

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
New Permits 26 46 34 28 29
Renewals 266 267 311 302 289
Modifications 102 115 114 134 103
Total Permits 394 428 459 464 421

New Mines, 2015

Additional Information:

Mined Land Reclamation Permits Issued in 2015 (PDF, 226 KB)