Mining Cadastre & Licensing


There is not a single country in the world where the mining sector is well developed without an efficient mineral rights cadastre. The cadastre office is often the first point of call for investors interested in operating in a country, as it provides information on availability of non-concessional areas, the rules and processes for the granting of licences, application timeframes as well as the implicit risks in licensing procedures.

This topic overview outlines the legal, conceptual, administrative, financial and technical aspects of mineral rights cadastre and provides examples from practice. It includes the following chapters: