Manitoba's Mineral Resources

Important Notice:

The Province of Manitoba is taking proactive measures to help manage and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

All Resource Development Division offices are closed for in-person visits, with the exception of the Midland Sample and Core Library which is accessible by appointment only.

We will be pleased to serve you by phone at 204-945-1119, or toll-free at 1-800-223-5215, or by email at

For questions relating to the Resource Centre collection and services, publication sales, and all other related queries, please contact the Resource Centre via email at

For petroleum-related queries, please visit the Petroleum contacts page.

For accurate and up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit

COVID-19-related notices:

Manitoba Response to Manitoba Liaison Committee on Mining and Exploration (September 2021)PDF icon

Manitoba Liaison Committee on Mining and Exploration's Report of Recommendations (May 2020) PDF icon

Manitoba response letter to Manitoba Liaison Committee on Mining and Exploration (May 2020) PDF icon

Manitoba response letter to the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (April 2020) PDF icon

Extension of Time: Mineral Exploration Licences & Mining Claims PDF icon

For additional COVID-19 information, please visit the Mines Informational Notices page.


Latest Manitoba Geological Survey Publications

Latest MGS Releases:
GeoFiles, Surficial Geology Point and Line Maps, Data Repository Items

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Manitoba – First Nations Mineral Development Action Plan

Manitoba – First Nations
Mineral Development
Action Plan

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Industrial Minerals

Find out more about Manitoba's rich and diverse industrial minerals sector

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GIS Map Gallery

GIS Map Gallery: View Manitoba's geology and mineral dispositions within an interactive environment

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IMAQS: Submit applications and manage your mining and quarrying dispositions online

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Weekly Well Activity Report

Download the latest petroleum industry activity in the Weekly Well Activity Report

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Welcome to the mineral resources website!

Our goal is to deliver authoritative geoscience information to support, facilitate and promote mineral and petroleum exploration in the province, as well as to administer legislation governing the disposition of mineral rights (permits, claims and leases), exploration, development, production of the province's non-fuel mineral resources and rehabilitation of mines and quarries.

News Releases

August 23, 2021
Clean Environment Commission report (Review of Legislation and Programs for Sites Impacted by Development

August 13, 2020
Province Announces Application-Based Quarry Rehabilitation Program for 2020

May 8, 2020
Province Adopts New Oil and Gas Reporting System

February 27, 2020
Manitoba Reappoints One Member to Surface Rights Board

February 19, 2020
Manitoba Invests Over $150 Million for the Environment, Continues to Lead the Nation in Green Investments



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