NWT Mining Recorder now providing community notices of mineral staking

8 April 2020

NWT Mining Recorder’s Office
Date: April 8, 2020 

Re: NWT Mining Recorder now providing community notices of mineral staking 

To enhance the mineral tenure issuance process and provide a higher level of transparency and community awareness, beginning April 1, 2020, the Government of Northwest Territories Mining Recorder’s Office (MRO) will issue notices of new applications to record a mineral claim.
Indigenous Governments and Organizations (IGOs) can subscribe to receive Notices for their identified area of interest. 
The MRO will inform mineral claim applicants of the IGOs that have been sent Notices related to their application to record a mineral claim.

The notice will contain the following information:
a) The name of the pending mineral claim(s).
b) The identification number (tag) of the pending mineral claim(s).
c) The number(s) of the NTS 1:50,000 map sheet(s) on which the pending mineral claim(s) are located.
d) A digital link to the MRO’s Mineral Tenure Viewer (web map).
e) The digital map coordinates for the location of the pending mineral claim(s), which will be the same coordinates as recorded in the Mineral Tenure Viewer. 
The Notices are an information sharing process to create awareness and provide opportunity for dialogue between IGOs and mineral claim applicants. The Notices do not allow for claims to be refused; this is an interim adjustment to the mineral claim issuance process in advance of the Mineral Resources Act coming into force.

For additional information regarding this process, please contact: 
Ms. Valerie Gordon, 
Mining Recorder/Manager, 
Mining Recorder’s Office
Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment
Telephone: (867) 767-9210, ext. 63175
Email: miners@gov.nt.ca
Address: P.O. BOX 1320, YELLOWKNIFE, NT   X1A 2L9