Complying with your mineral permit
If you are a permit holder, in return for the rights to Crown minerals given by your permit, you have certain obligations.
These obligations include:
- paying fees and royalties
- providing technical reports and annual summary reports
- following good industry practice [PDF 294KB]
- carrying out the work programme [PDF 306KB] stated on your permit, and
- complying with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
We record whether or not you have done each of the above within the required timeframes and also whether the information and data you have given us is complete and of quality.
If you don’t do one or more of the above, you are not compliant with the law and we will contact you. In cases of multiple non-compliance or serious breaches, your permit may be revoked and you could be prosecuted. Any non-compliance could also be taken into account when we assess future applications from you.
We've developed a guide for alluvial gold mining permit holders that sets out how to comply with your permit:
Complying with your alluvial gold mining permit [PDF 251KB]
Annual summary reports are due 31 March each year. A report needs to be submitted for every permit that was in force during the previous calendar year, even if no activity took place.
This page summarises what a permit holder needs to do to comply with their obligations to provide technical reports to us. It also lets you know where you can get extra information.
Pounamu Management Areas occur in areas where alluvial gold mines are likely to uncover pounamu owned by Ngāi Tahu.