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Part B: Mineral Rights - Part B-1: Mineral Licences - Prospecting/Reconnaissance | 24. Prospecting/Reconnaissance Licencing

Prospecting/reconnaissance activities typically involve the preliminary assessment of the concentration and type of minerals on or under the land within a defined area. These activities must often be conducted with a licence or authorization from a designated regulatory body, and generally do not permit the extraction of any minerals from the land, other than small quantities of samples taken from outcroppings for analysis. Prospecting/reconnaissance often, but not always, serves as a precursor to follow-on work under an exploration licence if indications of significant mineral concentration are found.