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 16 August 2019

The next round of land status decisions will be published on 30 August 2019.

Mineral GroupPermit IDPermit typeRelinquish reasonRelinquish dateOnshore/ OffshoreAreaMineralsLocation (Region)Allocation method
Industrial Rock and Building Stone 41598 Mining Expired 11/08/2019 Onshore 46.13 ha Limestone Tasman AWPO
Coal 53158 Exploration Surrendered 7/08/2019 Onshore 1146.25 ha Coal Canterbury AWPO
Metallic Minerals 53079* Mining Surrendered 18/07/2019 Onshore 54.67 ha Gold West Coast AWPO
Industrial Rock and Building Stone, Metallic Minerals and Non-Metallic Minerals 57240 Prospecting Expired 15/07/2019 Onshore 9.371 sqkm Clay, Garnet, Gold Ilmenite, Iron sand, Magnesium, Platnium Group Metals, Rare Earth Elements, Rutile, Silica Sand, Silver, Zircon West Coast AWPO
Metallic Minerals 56675 Prospecting Expired 12/06/2019 Onshore 186.011 sqkm All Metallic Minerals (excluding Uranium) Taranaki and Manuwatu-Wanganui Region AWPO

*Note: the land previously covered by MP53079 is classified as Schedule 4 land

Current Newly Available Acreage (NAA) rounds

There are no current newly available acreage rounds.

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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