Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR)
Prospecting Licensing

1. Service Description

The Department of Geological Survey (DGS) under the Ministry of Mineral Energy and Water Resources is tasked among its mandate with the facilitation and monitoring of exploration operations. The applicant can apply for Metals, Radioactive Minerals, Precious Stones, Coal and Coal Bed Methane and Industrial Minerals and Petroleum

2. How do I obtain the service?


3. How do I apply for the service?

Prospecting License Application Form I

4.How much does it cost?

2nd Schedule Fees in Mines and Minerals Act No 17 of 1999 Annual Rental is BWP5.00/km2 or Minimum of BWP500.00 for Industrial Minerals and BWP1,000.00 for other Minerals

5.Where can I get more information?

Visit Department of Geological Surveys

The Director
Private Bag 0014
Telephone: +267 5330327
Fax: +267 5332013

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