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STAKING: Ontario launches online mining claims system



TORONTO: As part of the process to update the provincial Mining Act, Ontario has launched a  new online, self-service claim staking system. It will allow anyone with a prospector’s licence to register a claim 24/7.

Ontario’s Claim Holder’s Guide to Conversion for the new MLAS program is available online.

The new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS) replaces the province’s century-old traditional  ground staking methods. It also marks the completion of the modernization of the Mining Act.

In addition to simplifying the process, the new system will also improve how mining claims are registered, enhance the province’s competitiveness in the mining industry, and help drive more international investment toward a world-class mineral exploration and development sector, says the province.

To access the new system, please register via Ontario’s One-key portal to create an MLAS account. A valid Ontario prospector’s licence is required.

To connect to the new MLAS claims map view, click here.

See also the Claim Holders Guide.