Mineral exploration is the lifeblood of the mining industry. Finding replacement mineral deposits is critical to the future of the mining industry. We have developed the Guidelines to Mineral Exploration in Manitoba (link to publications) as a dynamic tool to help government, Indigenous communities and industry in the phases of exploration. As well, the Manitoba Geological Survey provides a number of information such as interactive maps, activity trackers, and reports with no cost:

The following links provide direct access to some of the most useful tools available from the Manitoba Geological Survey.

Combined, the first two links provide access to virtually all publicly available data related to Manitoba mineral exploration.

The third link provides a quick summary of the survey's projects currently underway.

Map Gallery

Provides a map interface to find the following information.

  • Mineral leases and claims
  • Park and other protected area locations
  • First Nation reserve, TLE, CIZ and other designated areas
  • Bedrock Geology

To see what information is available, select the Layer List menu and select the specific items of interest. Most items of interest are under the first item "Mineral Dispositions".

To find out more information about any item on the map, select the Drill Down menu ("circle I" on the menu at the top of the page) and use the individual point tool or area selection tool to select the targeted information.

Publications Catalogue

Provides an index of all geological reports and maps ever produced on Manitoba. Many reports generated by Manitoba are available for PDF download.

If you have a specific region in mind, you can simply search by NTS number (see map).

Geological Survey Activity Tracker

See where the Manitoba Geological Survey is currently conducting its studies.

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