​Mineral Direct Purchase

​Mineral Direct Purchase enables clients to fill in and submit an Online Application via ETS.  You can create/save, submit and retrieve final documents.

If you have any questions or need assistance with matters regarding Mineral Direct Purchase submissions, please contact the Coal and Mineral Department at CMD.Energy@gov.ab.ca.


Alberta Township Survey Guide

Guidelines for Submitting an Assessment Report
These detailed guidelines are intended as an aid to filing mineral assessment reports in accordance with the Metallic & Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation.

Guidelines for Statement of Intent to File Assessment
Receipt of the statement of intent to file enables the Department to commence the work assessment administrative process prior to receiving the report.

Coal Royalty Guidelines  (1993)



Excel 2010 or later must be used to populate the forms. Earlier versions of Excel will convert the AMD forms for compatibility, which would make them unacceptable for upload into the new air data management system. Excel forms that have been converted will not be accepted.

Ammonite Shell
Ammonite Shell Agreement Application Form - Please include fee, rent and GST (if applicable) with application. You may submit your application to Coal and Mineral Development  in Edmonton, in person, by mail or fax. If submitting your application at the Calgary Office  it will be accepted with payment of cheque or money order.

Coal and Coal Road Allowance
This form is to be used when applying for a Crown coal lease or a coal lease in a road allowance. Please include fee with application. You may drop off your application at the Coal and Mineral Development Business Unit in Edmonton or the Information Centre in Calgary. Or you may fax or mail your application to the Business Unit (see Contacts.) For more information see Coal Reporting Instructions

Metallic and Industrial

Exploration and Prospecting Permits
Metallic and Industrial Mineral Permit Application Form -  Use this form to apply for the right to explore for Alberta-owned metallic and industrial minerals in a specific location. A permit is equivalent to a mineral claim in most other Canadian jurisdictions.

Mining Leasing
Metallic and Industrial Mineral Lease Application Form - to apply for Crown mineral rights to develop and produce metallic and industrial minerals. For Crown surface materials leases and exploration approvals apply through Alberta Environment and Parks.

Metallic and Industrial ETS Land Submission Template
​Metallic and Industrial land submission csv template can be used to upload land list in ETS. Up to 10 townships can be added to an ETS Metallic and Industrial Permit request.

Placer Mining Licence
Metallic and Industrial Mineral Licence Application Form - to apply for the right to conduct recreational sluicing for gold and other precious minerals in Alberta's rivers and streams. Submit application and payment to Coal and Mineral Development  in Edmonton or Calgary. Licences can be issued immediately only if applying in person at the Edmonton office. Edmonton Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Starting September 4, 2018 the second floor reception will be closed 9:00 am to 9:15 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm daily. We are closed during lunch but, if you are here between 9:00 am to 9:15 am and 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm you can call 780-427-7707 for service.

Secondary Mineral Lease
Metallic and Industrial Mineral Secondary Mineral Lease Application Form - agreement type is proposed under the new Metallic and Industrial Minerals Tenure Regulation, to better accommodate placer production as a secondary activity in an approved primary operation, such as a sand and gravel operation. If this agreement might be relevant, please apply using the Metallic and Industrial Minerals Lease Application form and note this on the application, or contact Coal and Mineral Development .

Subsurface Reservoir Leasing
Metallic and Industrial Mineral Subsurface Reservoir Lease Application Form - Use this form to apply for the right to create and store within subsurface caverns in salt formations. To apply, please specify the location, storage zone, and the substance that will be stored. The Alberta Energy Regulator regulates the drilling of wells and injection into subsurface formations. Apply through the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)or email: inquiries@aer.ca.