State Nonferrous Leasing

Nonferrous Metallic Minerals

State Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Leasing
October 2017


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Map - State Active Leases

Locations of active state nonferrous metallic mineral leases
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Snapshot of Nonferrous Lease Sale Web Map

State Nonferrous Metallic Mineral Leasing Web Map

New web map displaying current active and historic state nonferrous leases along with lease sale and land use screening data
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Counties with state metallic mineral leases

County Number of Leases Percentage of Total Leases
Aitkin 76 14%
Beltrami 3 1%
Carlton 26 5%
Itasca 176 31%
Koochiching 68 12%
Lake 44 8%
Lake of the Woods 34 6%
St. Louis 129 23%
8 Total Counties 556 Leases 100%


Companies holding state metallic mineral leases

Exploration Company Number of Leases Counties
Afton Minerals 34 Lake of the Woods
Agate Lake Resources, LLC 1 St. Louis
AngloGold Ashanti Minnesota Inc. 271 Itasca, Koochiching, & St. Louis
DMC USA LLC 2 St. Louis
Encampment Minerals, Inc. 96 Lake and St. Louis
Franconia Minerals Inc. 17 Lake and St. Louis
HTX Minerals Corp. 2 Aitkin
Kennecott Exploration Company 99 Aitkin and Carlton
Kelleyrock Resources LLC 1 Aitkin
Solway Resources 3 Beltrami
Teck American Inc. 2 St. Louis
Twin Metals Minnesota LLC 10 Lake
Vermillion Gold Inc. 18 Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis
Total 556 Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis



GIS Data

The Lands and Minerals Division has a history of creating, maintaining, and sharing spatial datasets and digital print maps.
State Mineral Leasing GIS Data »