Coal Titles Definitions

For complete and detailed definitions, refer to the Coal Act and the Coal Act Regulation


  • Combustible rock of carbonaceous material formed from compaction of altered plant remains.

Types of Tenure:

Coal Licence

  • Title holders have the exclusive right to explore and develop crown owned coal resources  as defined in the Coal Act. This exploration tenure has production limited to 100,000 tonne sample for testing purposes.

Coal Lease

  • Exclusive right to explore for, develop and produce coal on the lease location. Title holder must first have held a coal licence. Initial term for a coal lease is 30 years followed by 15 years upon renewal.