In 2015, the value of Saskatchewan's mineral production was approximately $8.2 billion – the second highest in Canada. Exploration expenditures in 2015 were $211 million and are forecast to reach $224 million in 2016.
Saskatchewan has two of the world’s most desired minerals – potash and uranium. The province has the largest potash industry in the world, accounting for 45% of known global reserves. The world's richest uranium deposits, located in northern Saskatchewan, account for just over 22% of the world’s primary uranium production.
The Mineral Exploration Guidelines and Exploration Administration Map provide information to assist in planning, initiating and completing a mineral exploration program that minimizes environmental impacts and meets relevant legislative requirements.
Please follow the Seismic Exploration Program Guidelines when seismic lines extend over other mineral dispositions or surface leases.
Find information about obtaining the rights to explore for and develop the following mineral deposits in Saskatchewan: