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Mining Lease

  • Agency: Mines & Geology department
  • Purpose: Right to mine the mineral deposits established under proceeding exploration licenses in areas not closed to mining I.e. Mining Locations and Exclusive Prospecting Licences.
  • Application Fee: No Fee
  • License Fee: (1) Annual rent of KShs. 150/= per ha or part thereof.
  • Maximum Processing Time: Within a year or more.
  • Statutes:
  • Gazetted On: 1987-01-01
  • Related Websites: www.minesgeology.go.ke
  • Validity: 5 - 21 years.
  • Enactment: 1987-01-01
  • Contact Office: Commissioner of Mines & Geology,Chief Mining Engineer & Warden of Mines
  • Resolution Criteria: If all requirements are met, the application is recommended to the Prospecting and Mining Licensing Committee for approval which sits every three months. Application is published once in the kenya Gazette and three times in a local newspaper.
  • License Type: License/Permit
  • Duly completed and signed form 18 attaching the following:
  • (1) Valid Prospectig Right
  • (2) Copy of receipt KShs. 2000/= mining deposit payment receipt from the Provincial Commissioner's office of area of interest;
  • (3) Cadastral Survey plan of the applied area duly approved by the Director of Surveys
  • (4) Mining feasibility study report
  • (5) Written land owner's consent in case of private lands
  • (6) Written County Council,s consent incase of trust land
  • (7) An Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
  • Licensing Body: Mines & Geology department
    • Head Office

      • Tel: +254-020-558034, 558787, 556326, 650825
      • Physical Address: Madini House, Machakos Road, Industrial Area
      • Postal Address: P.O. Box 30009-00100,Nairobi Kenya
      • City: Nairobi City County
      • Email Address: cmg@bidii.com Email this Agency
      • Website: http://www.minesgeology.go.ke
      • Operating Hours: 8.00am - 1.00pm and 2pm - 5pm excluding weekends & public holidays.
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