• Application for Reconnaissance Permit Form A
  • Application for prospecting licence Form B
  • Receipt of applications for Prospecting Licence/ Mining Lease or renewals Form D
  • Receipt of application for Reconnaissance Permit Form D-1
  • Application for renewal of Prospecting Licence Form E
  • Prospecting Licence Deed Form F
  • Reconnaissance Permit Deed Form F-1
  • Register of applications for Prospecting Licences Form G
  • Register of applications for Reconnaissance Permits Form G-1
  • Register of Prospecting Licences Form H
  • Register of Reconnaissance Permits Form H-1
  • Application for Mining Lease Form I
  • Application for renewal of Mining Lease Form J
  • Mining Lease Deed Form K
  • Register of applications for Mining Lease Form L
  • Register of Mining Leases Form M
  • Application for revision Form N
  • Model form for transfer of Mining Lease Form O
  • Model Form for transfer of Prospecting Licence Form P


(See rule 9(2)(a)
Application fee for prospecting licences

(1) For first square kilometre or part thereof Rupees Two hundred and fifty Rupees
(2) For each additional square kilometre fifty Rupees



See rule 14(1) (ii) (a) & (b) 
Maximum quantities of ores and minerals removable

Class Mineral/ore Quantities that can be carried away without any payment Maximum quantity that can be carried away by payment of royalty
1 2 3 4
Class-I Asbestos, graphite, mica, native sulphur, auriferous rock with visible uranium mineral and uranium bearing minerals, minerals of rare earths group, beryl, tentalite, columbite-concentrates of ores of antimony, arsenic, bismuth, chromium, copper, lead. nickel, tin, titanium, tungsten, zinc. 250 kg 10 tonnes
Class-II Auriferous rock and gravel containing no visible gold, metalliferous ores meant for extracting cadmium, cobalt, mercury, molybdenum, silver, hellium, vanadium, barytes, bitumen, borax, corundum, emery, grossularite, felsper, fluorspar and calcite. 5 tonnes 200 tonnes
Class-III Uraniferous rock without visible uranium minerals, metalliferous ores meant for extracting antimony, arsenic, bismuth, chromium, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium, tungsten, zinc and compound ores containing metals of cadmium, cobalt, mercury, molybdenum, silver, hellium and vanadium, gypsum, limestone, iron pyrites, shales, red and yellow ochre, bauxite metalliferous ores meant for extracting aluminium, iron and manganese. 10 tonnes 200 tonnes
Class-IV Limestone,sillimanite, kyanite, magnesite, serpentine, steatite, vermiculite, fireclay, kaolin and other refractory materials, coal and lignite. 50 tonnes 200 tonnes
Class-V. All other minerals not specified above 10 tonnes 200 tonnes

Omitted by G.S.R. 1010, dated 15.9.1973



(See rule 37)

  • A Scheduled Bank as defined in clause (e) of Section 2 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934).
  • A Bank specified in column 2 of the First Schedule to the Banking companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 (5 of 1970).
  • A Finance Corporation owned and controlled by a State Government.
  • A State Industrial Development Corporation.
  • Unit Trust or India.
  • Industrial Finance Corporation of India.
  • State Trading Corporation of India.
  • Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India.
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India.
  • Industrial Development Bank of India.
  • Industrial Reconstruction Corporation of India Ltd., Calcutta.
  • State Industrial Corporation of Maharashtra.
  • General Insurance Corporation of India and its four subsidiaries, viz. (1) Oriental Insurance Co., New Delhi, (2) New India Assurance Co., Bombay, (3) National Insurance Co., Calcutta and (4) United Insurance Co, Madras.
  • The Export and Import Bank of India.
  • The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development.