Acquiring A Mining License
Types of Mineral Rights
|Licence Type||Reconnaissance Licence (RL)||Prospecting Licence (PL)||Mining Lease (ML)||Restricted Mining Lease (RML)||Small Scale Mining Licence (Reserve for Ghanaians only)|
|Purpose||Regional exploration not including drilling & excavation||Search for minerals and evaluation||Extraction of minerals||Building and Industrial minerals||Extraction of minerals|
|Area||Blocks of 21 hectares, not exceeding 5,000 contiguous blocks||Not exceeding 750 contiguous blocks||Not exceeding 300 contiguous blocks||Not exceeding 300 contiguous blocks||In accordance with the number of blocks prescribed in Regulations|
|Maximum Duration||12 months renewable||3 years, renewable with reduction of area to not more than half||30 years or less depending on mine life. Renewable||15 years or less depending on mine life. Renewable||5 years, renewable|
Submit Your Application
Once you have filled and gathered all the required documents you will have to submit it at the district office. It takes 5 days to review the application. The next 5 days is for notification of errors.
Publish In Gazzete
15 days after recording, MTD publishes in the gazette, notify chiefs, traditional authorities etc. through MC District Offices
21 days, stakeholders submit concerns about the application.
Commission Considers Application
30 days , The commission considers the applicationand recomends to the Hon. Minister
Minister Takes Decision
Within 60 Days the minister takes a decision on the application
Approval / Rejected
21 days notification of applicant and Fees payable if approved. Reasons are given if rejected.
Within 60 days, applicant pays applicable fees and gives notice of acceptance of the grant to Minister and Commission in writing.
Minister on proof of payment of applicable fees, issues licence to applicant within 30 days after the date of acceptance of the grant