Minerals Commission

Type of Mineral Rights

The various types of Mineral Rights and Licenses available in Ghana

LICENSE TYPE PURPOSE AREA MAXIMUM DURATION
Reconnaissance Licence (RL) Regional exploration not including drilling & excavation Blocks of 21 hectares, not exceeding 5,000 contiguous blocks 12 months renewable
Prospecting Licence (PL) Search for minerals and evaluation Not exceeding 750 contiguous blocks 3 years, renewable with reduction of area to not more than half
Mining Lease (ML) Extraction of minerals Not exceeding 300 contiguous blocks 30 years or less depending on mine life. Renewable
Restricted Mining Lease (RML) Building and Industrial minerals Not exceeding 300 contiguous blocks 15 years or less depending on mine life. Renewable
Small Scale Mining Licence (Reserve for Ghanaians only) Extraction of minerals In accordance with the number of blocks prescribed in Regulations 5 years, renewable

Guidelines

The following are the Guidelines for Work Programme, Technical Report and Feasibility Report for downloads.

Work Programme Guidelines

Technical Report Guidelines

Feasibility Report Guidelines