You may require this licence if you intend to conduct exploration activities for minerals. This includes determining the quality and quantity of any minerals you may locate and the viability of extracting them for commercial purposes.
Exploration includes, but is not limited to geological and geophysical:
This licence provides you with the exclusive right to explore for minerals within the area you have specified on your application. Please be aware that exploration licences may be granted in the same area to other people if they intend to search for minerals not specified on your licence.
If you intend to explore your own land for minerals that are not owned or reserved for the Crown, you can apply for a category of this licence known as an exploration (mineral owner) licence.