Mining Legislation - Mineral Titles

Last updated on August 16, 2023

The following links are Statutes, Regulations and other laws by which Free Miners are to conduct their business:

Government Statutes and Regulations are available from the BC Laws website.

Mineral Tenure Act

The Mineral Tenure Act (MTA) is the primary statute that authorizes the registration of mineral and placer titles with the Province and provides the policy framework for Mineral Titles administration.

Mineral Tenure Act Regulation

The Regulation provides the details to give effect to the policy set out in the MTA.

Mines Act

The Mines Act and the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) protect workers and the public through provisions for minimizing the health, safety and environmental risks related to mining activities.

Mines Regulation

The Regulation authorizes an inspector to investigate any matter relating to the healthy and safety of a mine.

Mining Right of Way Act

Legislation for recorded holder to access their titles is found in the Mining Right of Way Act

Mining Rights Compensation Regulation

Legislation outlining the process of expropriation of a mineral title. 

Water Sustainability Act