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 7 August 2020

The next round of land status decisions is expected to be made on Friday, 21 August 2020.

Mineral group Permit ID Permit type Relinquish reason Relinquish date Onshore/Offshore Area Minerals Location (Region) Allocation method
Metallic 40806 Exploration Full Surrender 25/05/2020 Onshore 289.22 ha Gold Otago NAA
Metallic 53257 Exploration Full Surrender 26/05/2020 Onshore 813.817 ha Gold Southland AWPO
Metallic 54157 Exploration Expiry 21/05/2020 Onshore 149.75 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Metallic 60471 Prospecting Full Surrender 24/06/2020 Onshore 78.845 ha Aluminium, Antimony, Bismuth, Copper, Gold, Ilmenite, Iron, Ironsand, Lead, Magnesium, Magnetite, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Platinum Group Metals, Rare Earth Elements, Rutile, Silver, Tantalum, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Vanadium, Zinc, Zircon. Canterbury AWPO

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

NAA ID Mineral Group Prior Permit ID Land Area Region Open Date Close date
1033 Metallic Minerals 40806 289.22 ha Otago 7:30am, 7/08/2020 4:30pm, 1/10/2020

Applications over Newly Available Acreage (NAA) must be received within the specified 40 working day contest round.

More information about NAA applications and how to apply:

Guidance on making applications for Newly available Acreage (NAA) [PDF 341KB]

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