Saskatchewan is Canada's third-largest producer of thermal coal, or lignite, and has resources in excess of five billion tonnes.
Saskatchewan has mainly high-quality lignitic coal, which provides low heat value, but emits a low amount of sulphur when burned. Coal mining in Saskatchewan dates back to 1857, making it one of the earliest commodities to be mined in the province.
To acquire coal and lignite 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 Energy and Resources.
- 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 Coal Disposition Searchbook provides information on the holders, percentage of ownership and status of all coal and lignite dispositions in Saskatchewan.
View and download the Coal Disposition Forms and Guidelines to learn more about obtaining or transferring a coal lease.
Please refer to the Mining and Petroleum GeoAtlas for the location of coal and lignite dispositions.