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Mining Lease

A mining lease is a possessive right which transfers the ownership of the specified mineral(s) from the Government to the mining lessee on the basis of the payment of royalty. It authorizes the lessee to recover the mineral(s) from the specified area of land.

In the case of a quarry material, the operator requires a quarry licence, which is a permit right authorizing the land owner(or anyone who is so authorized by the land owner) to excavate those material(s) from the specified area of land.

Mines & Geology Division
Ministry of Transport & Mining

address: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6
(876) 927-1936
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