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Staking a Claim in Manitoba

Jamie Kneen Communications and Outreach Coordinator responsible for: strategic research, social media, and public engagement; our Africa program, environmental assessment, and uranium mining.

Manitoba has a system of claim staking that enables large areas to be claimed at one time.

Mining claims can vary in size from a minimum of 16 hectares to a maximum of 256 hectares. A mining claim in unsurveyed territory is approximately rectangular in shape; the length cannot be greater than four times the width; and no side can be less than 400 metres in length.

To stake a claim, a staker must have a prospecting licence. Anyone 18 years or older can apply for a licence at any Industry, Economic Development and Mines office. The licence is good for a lifetime and costs $10.00.

The prospecting licence allows the licensee to stake any number of claims. Unlicensed people can help stake a claim but the holder of the licence must be present to ensure the proper information is written on the claim posts.