With the recent 2017-18 Budget announcement, programs and services affected will be updated shortly. Posted March 22, 2017

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Alkali Dispositions

Alkali deposits occur at or near the surface and include all natural accumulations of soluble mineral salts and associated marls, including:

  • salt marshes;
  • saline sloughs;
  • saline lake basins;
  • brine springs;
  • brine streams; and
  • all other types of natural accumulations of soluble mineral salts, occurring in either a solid state or in solution.

Mineral salts are used for making compounds such as baking soda and water softener as well as road de-icer. They are also used in the manufacture of rubber, metals and textiles.

To acquire alkali dispositions in Saskatchewan:

  • Complete Form: Land Grid 1st Survey and Land Grid 2nd or 3rd Survey;
  • Write a cover letter requesting a lease for the selected areas; and
  • Submit the letter and forms to the Lands and Mineral Tenure Branch, Ministry of the Economy.
  • The administrator will check the lands to make sure that land locations don’t conflict with other lease areas, Crown reserves or other preclusions before issuing the lease.

The Alkali Disposition Searchbook provides information on the holders, percentage of ownership and status of all alkali dispositions in Saskatchewan.

View and download the Alkali Disposition Forms and Guidelines to learn more about obtaining or transferring an Alkali lease.

Please refer to the Mining and Petroleum GeoAtlas for the location of alkali dispositions. 

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