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Issuance of Mining License

Service Name

Issuance of Mining License

Short Description

A license issued by the Director of Mining Cadastre in the prescribed form upon payment of the prescribed fees for Small Scale and Large Scale exploration.

Full Description

Mining license is a mining right issued to a person who intends to carry on any small-scale mining, artisan mining or large-scale mining is eligible to apply for a mining license. Small-scale mining can only be undertaken by a citizen-owned, citizen-influenced or citizen-empowered company whereas Artisan mining includes a co-operative wholly composed of citizens. 

Category

Mining Rights 

Mining Cadastre Department

 
Service Type   Standard of Service Duration
1.   Large Scale Mining License   Within  90 days
Clients:   Exploration Companies, Mining Companies prospective mining companies Vital Steps  
Submit duly completed form 1 and application fee 1 day
Collect offer letter 74 days
Pay area charges 1 day
Collect license 14 days
Requirements

–      Duly completed Form I

–      Prescribed fees K 48,000=00

–      Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Share Capital and Articles of Association.

–      A comprehensive statement of the mineral deposits in the area over which the license is sought(should include details of all known minerals proved, estimated or inferred, ore resources and mining conditions)

–      Feasibility study for mining operations (should include a forecast of capital investment, the estimated recovery rate of ore and mineral products, and the proposed treatment and disposal of ore and minerals recovered)

–      Approved Environmental Impact Statement

–      Details of expected infrastructure requirements

–      Proposals for employment and training of citizens of Zambia

–      Proposals for promotion of local business development

–      Tax clearance certificate (issued under Income Tax Act, Cap. 323)

–      Plan of proposed mining area

–      In the case of gemstones, a plan for cutting, polishing and faceting of gemstone in Zambia

–      Certified copies of shareholders’ identity

–      Any other document as the Director of Mining Cadastre may request

 

Requirements for renewal

–      Duly completed Form XIII

–      Prescribed fees K48,000=00

–      Report on execution of approved programme of mining operations

–      A latest statement of proved, estimated and inferred  mineral deposits in the area over which licence is sought (should include details of all known minerals proved, estimated or inferred, ore resources and mining conditions, expected changes in mining and treatment methods, expected change in mining activities and estimated life of a mine)

–      Proposed programme for exploration and mining operations (should include a forecast of capital investment, the estimated recovery rate of ore and mineral products, and the proposed treatment and disposal of ore and minerals recovered)

–       Environmental Management Plan

–      Details of expected infrastructure requirements

–      Proposals for employment and training of citizens of Zambia

–      Proposals for promotion of local business development

–      Tax clearance certificate issued under Income Tax Act (Cap. 323)

–      Approved Environmental Impact Statement

–      Plan of proposed mining area during renewal period

–      Execution report of plan for cutting, polishing and faceting of gemstones in Zambia during previous tenure; and plan for cutting, polishing and faceting gemstones in Zambia during renewal period

–      Any other document as the Director of Mining Cadastre may request

Service Type   Standard of Service Duration
2. Small Scale Mining License   Within  90 days
Clients:   Exploration Companies, Mining Companies, prospective mining companies Vital Steps  
Submit duly completed form 1 and application fee 1 day
Collect offer letter 74 days
Pay area charges 1 day
Collect license 14 days
Requirements

–      Duly completed Form I

–      Prescribed fees K 4,500=00

–      Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Share Capital and Articles of Association. 

–      Copy of relevant prospecting permit and prospecting report

–      Proposed programme of mining operations (should include forecast of capital investment, the estimated recovery rate of ore and mineral products, and the proposed treatment and disposal of ore and minerals recovered)

–      Description of the mineral deposit in area over which the license is sought

–      Statement of duration for which license is sought (should not exceed ten years)

–      Tax Clearance Certificate issued under Income Tax Act (Cap. 323)

–      Approved Environmental Project Brief  (EPB)

–      Certified copies of shareholders’ identity

–      Any other document as the Director of Mining Cadastre may request

 

Requirements for renewal

–      Duly completed Form XIII

–      Prescribed fees  K 4,500=00

–      Report on the development of a mining area during previous tenure

–      Proposed programme of mining operations (should include forecast of investment, estimated recovery rate of ore and applicants proposal for treatment and disposal of ore)

–      Description of the mineral deposit in area over which license renewal is sought

–      Statement of duration for which license is sought (should not exceed ten years)

–      Tax clearance certificate

–      Approved Environmental Project Brief  (EPB)

–      Approved Environmental Management Plan

–      Any other document as the Director of Mining Cadastre may request.

 

 
Service Type   Standard of Service Duration
  • 3.Artisanal Mining Rights
  Within  60 days
Clients: Zambian Individual  miners and mining cooperatives Vital Steps  
Submit duly completed form 1 and application fee 1 day
Collect offer letter 51 days
Pay area charges 1 day
Collect license 7 days
Requirements

–      Duly completed Form I

–      Prescribed fees K 900=00

–      Environmental Commitment Plan

–      Programme of intended mining operations (should include proposals for the proper conservation and use of mineral resources in mining area, in the national interest)

–      Certified copies of applicants’ identity

–      Any other document as the Director of Mining Cadastre may request

 

Requirements for renewal

–      Duly completed Form XIII

–      Prescribed fees K 900=00

–      Report on the development of  mining area during previous tenure

–      Environmental Management Plan

–      Approved Environmental Project Brief (EPB)

–      Programme of  intended mining operations (should include proposals for the proper conservation and use of mineral resources in mining area, in national interest)

–      Any other document as the Director of Mining Cadastre may request