Land available for minerals applications

Land that has recently become available for minerals applications.

The following report provides notification of land available for mineral permit applications. The report is updated fortnightly, to provide timely information on new minerals opportunities across New Zealand.

Find out more about the permit history and exact location of the permit by entering the permit ID and viewing the permit document in the Online Permitting System.

See if the relinquished areas are still open ground for permitting with the minerals permit webmap by cross referencing the location of the permit from the online permitting system and webmaps.

Land Status Decisions made on 19 October 2018

The next round of land status decisions will be published on 2 November 2018.

Mineral
group

Permit
ID

Permit
type

Relinquish
reason

Relinquish
date

Onshore/
Offshore

Area

Minerals

Location
(Region)
Allocation
method
Metallic Minerals 55162 Exploration Expiry 6/10/2018 Onshore 601.082 ha Gold Southland AWPO
Metallic Minerals, non-metallic and industrial rock and building stone 41933 Mining Partial Surrender 4/10/2018 Onshore 682.676 ha Gold, garnet, gravel, ilmenite, monazite and zircon West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals and Industrial Rock and Building Stone 50969 Mining Partial Surrender 10/10/2018 Onshore 12.699 ha Gold and aggregate West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60118 Mining Full Surrender 10/10/2018 Onshore 144.374 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60366 Prospecting Full Surrender 10/10/2018 Onshore 137.745 sq km All metallic minerals (excluding uranium) West Coast NAA
Metallic Minerals 56702 Exploration Partial Surrender 15/10/2018 Onshore 1,688.41 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60254 Prospecting Expiry 16/10/2018 Onshore 153.039 sq km All metallic minerals (excluding uranium) Otago AWPO
Metallic Minerals 60255 Prospecting Expiry 16/10/2018 Onshore 65.581 sq km All metallic minerals (excluding uranium) Otago AWPO

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

NAA ID

Mineral
group

Prior
Permit ID

Land
area

Region

Open
Date

Close
Date
NAA1027_60366 Metallic Minerals 60366 137.745 sq km West Coast 19/10/2018 14/12/2018

Applications over Newly Available Acreage (NAA) must be received within the specified 40 working day contest round. For more information about NAA applications and how to apply, please refer to the Guidance on making applications for Newly Available Acreage (NAA) [PDF 341KB].

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