There is a non-refundable filing fee of $500 per energy minerals application.
Rental fees are required on all agreements. Royalties are paid on all recovered mineral products. Additional fees, such as appraisal or administrative fees may also be required.
A USGS topographic map showing lease boundaries, access routes, roads, utilities, etc., must be submitted with the application along with the locations of holes or other exploration activity sites; e.g. geophysical surveys, prospecting lines, etc.
Other Necessary Documents
Exploration permits require a plan of operations. Aerial photos, contour maps and registered surveys may also be required. Surveys of cultural resources, native plants, wildlife, and endangered species are required components of all mineral activities.
The minimum bond required is $3,000. The actual bond amount is based upon the type of operation and the degree of disturbance.
Indemnity insurance will be required for most operations.
Other Permitting Requirements
The applicant is responsible for determining permitting requirements from other regulatory agencies and to be in compliance.