Minerals Publications and Maps
This section contains publications relating to Minerals that Alberta Energy has produced.
Mining is the prime industry in over 150 Canadian communities and directly employs one in 40 Canadians.
This collection of information will help you learn about Mineral issues as they relate to Alberta Energy.
Mineral Assessment Reports Listing
These reports are prepared and submitted by mineral exploration companies as a requirement of holding a metallic and industrial mineral permit in Alberta. They are confidential for the first year, but become public to further the discovery of mineral deposits.
Mineral Assessment Reports Search
Published assessment reports are now searchable by assessment number, project name and release date. Assessment report text content is also searchable.
Mineral Development Strategy
Alberta's Mineral Development Strategy 2002 provides a framework that outlines the vision, goals and strategic direction for orderly, environmentally mineral exploration and development in Alberta. It was developed by the Alberta Government in consultation with stakeholders to enhance the potential for economic benefit to Albertans through discovery and development of base and precious metals, gemstones, industrial minerals and other solid minerals in Alberta.
Mining and Materials
(Natural Resources Canada - NRCan)
NRCan publishes a variety of key reports relevant to the minerals sector, including geological studies, exploration, mining policies, mineral sector economics and statistics.
These overviews of Alberta’s Coal and Mineral Development Branch are intended to provide a yearly review of the coal, metallic and industrial mineral activity in Alberta.
These fact sheets provide summaries about Minerals and the mineral industries in Alberta. If you have further questions, see the Frequently Asked Questions portion of our site.
Talk about Minerals
We rely on minerals in every aspect of our daily lives. Toothpaste, buildings, eyeglasses, computers, automobiles, hospital equipment are but a few of the many things that cannot be made without minerals.
Mining in Alberta
Learn about the history, present and future of mining in Alberta, including coal, oil sands and other minerals.
Talk about Royalties
Royalties help fund important programs like health, education and infrastructure. They ensure that Albertans receive a portion of the benefits arising from the development of the province’s energy resources. This fact sheet explains what royalties are and how they are calculated.
Alberta's Energy Industry Overview
Energy Sector Highlights and Economic Impact, Minerals, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals, Oil Sands and Conventional Oil, Electricity, Hydrocarbon Resources. 
Assessment Report Guidelines
Prior to submitting a mineral assessment report, the author can use this guide to ensure the report properly captures all of the information required.
Diamond Potential of Alberta
(Alberta Geological Survey - AGS)
Kimberlites, the most important primary rock type where diamonds may occur. The website also explains why Alberta is favourable for discoveries of diamonds. AGS, as part of the Energy Resources Conservation Board, provides geological information and expertise to government, industry and the public about Alberta’s earth resources and geological processes for resource stewardship and sustainable development.
Exploring for Minerals
This guide is for individuals interested in prospecting or exploring for metallic and industrial minerals in Alberta. It includes information on how to stake a claim, or acquire a metallic and industrial mineral permit, in Alberta.
Mineral Development Strategy
Alberta's Mineral Development Strategy 2002 provides a framework that outlines the vision, goals and strategic direction for orderly, environmentally responsible mineral exploration and development in Alberta. It was developed by the Alberta Government in consultation with stakeholders to enhance the potential for economic benefit to Albertans through discovery and development of base and precious metals, gemstones, industrial minerals and other solid minerals in Alberta.
Mineral Rights in Alberta - An Overview
This presentation gives a broad overview of the roles, responsibilities and goals of the Alberta Government and Alberta Energy in exercising Alberta's jurisdiction over the province's energy and natural resources.
An Introduction to Metallic and Industrial Mineral Rights in Alberta
This presentation summarizes mining activity in Alberta, and provides the basic rules and principles relating to Alberta-owned metallic and industrial mineral rights and agreements.
Mineral disposition maps in colour PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. Default print size 30 x 60 inch. Updated overnight.
Mineral disposition information available through an interactive mapping program. This program allows you to select location, scale and map features and to conduct basic searches. Updated overnight.
Under the Alberta Geological Survey's Open Data section, this map is available along with many other maps and data sets.
A listing of external resources for coal and minerals is also available.