Using this summary page you can locate Geological Maps from the MTO Online service in British Columbia to acquire Mineral Titles, Mining Claims.
Mineral Title means a claim or lease acquired and maintained under the Mineral Tenure Act and its predecessor Acts (the Mineral Act and the Placer Mining Act) and these are by far the most prevalent form of title to minerals. The only method of acquiring new mineral rights today requires the registration of a cell claim. A claim is an exploration and development tenure, and a recorded holder may convert a claim to a lease in order to carry out production mining. Information on the methods of claim and lease acquisition and maintenance may be viewed on the Mineral Titles Branch website. This guide deals with the rights and responsibilities of the surface owner and the subsurface mineral title holder where this subsurface right is granted by a mineral or placer claim or lease.
MTO British Columbia
Mineral Claim – Work Requirement in BC
$5 per hectare for anniversary years 1 and 2;
$10 per hectare for anniversary years