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Explore Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is a highly attractive exploration destination and a globally competitive mining jurisdiction, with world-class deposits of iron, nickel-copper-cobalt and zinc-lead-copper, and highly prospective geology in Archean, Proterozoic and Paleozoic orogens.

We encourage investors seeking new mineral exploration and development opportunities to access the summaries below and follow additional links to learn more. Detailed information and services are provided by the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Mineral Lands and Mineral Development divisions of the Mines Branch.

The links below lead to information about our mineral potential and investment opportunities, as well as the many ways in which we attempt to mitigate your mineral investment risks: our geoscience information, our land tenure system, our competitive industry assistance programs and other regulatory issues under the jurisdiction of the Mines Branch. These and other materials and resources (including technical reports and maps, an interactive resource atlas, databases, and real-time mineral tenure information) are available on-line and via ‘traditional’ over-the-counter services to the mining and mineral exploration industry.

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Newfoundland and Labrador: A Hot Exploration Destination

      NL in the News: Articles in Industry Publications

Posters and Brochures

Posters, flyers and brochures regarding the main mineral commodities and the mineral sector of the Province are available here

Investment Opportunities / Advanced Mineral Exploration Projects

Project Information Sheets (organized by commodity) on advanced mineral exploration projects are available here.

Prospectors’ Properties

The Geological Survey’s Matty Mitchell Prospectors Resource Room produces online information on mineral properties that are available for option and maintains a commodity and property poster series. Information packages on individual properties are available here. Further data are available upon request from matty@gov.nl.ca

Asian Minerals Investment Attraction Initiatives

Information on Asian related mineral investment attraction activities is available here.



Online Tools

GeoScience OnLine

Our web portal to on-line data, including interactive maps of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, mineral occurrences, mineral land tenure and much more.

Search Our Industry Geodata Collection

Old data routinely yield new targets. We encourage you to visit our new GeoFiles to avail of information and ideas in more than 10,000 digital mineral-exploration assessment reports included in our larger repository of geoscience documents pertinent to the Province. These private sector Assessment Reports are submitted to the Department of Natural Resources as a requirement of the Minerals Act. Reports are kept confidential for a 3-year period or until the mineral rights are surrendered.

A second source of industry data is our collection of historic exploration files donated by companies to the Department. This collection includes non-confidential technical material informally known to current users as "p-files". This material is currently housed at the Geological Survey, mainly in hard copy format.

Acquire Mineral Rights

Real-time, online claim staking, 24-7. Registration forms are available here. PDF (85 KB)

Information on recent claim staking activity:

Regulations and Services for the Mineral Industry

Financial Incentive Program for Mineral Exploration

Newfoundland and Labrador offers a variety of financial incentive programs to attract investment, encourage exploration and help mitigate risk.



Upcoming Events

Visit us at Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier mineral exploration and mining conference and trade show

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