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LIGHTNING RIDGE PHONE OUTAGE:

The Lightning Ridge Mineral Claims Office is experiencing phone issues at the moment, you can contact the Office by email at Lightningridge.office@industry.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively you can contact the Maitland Branch on (02) 4931 6500. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Mineral claim records and information

The following current computer or written records must be kept available at the office of the Department’s Lightning Ridge Office during office hours for inspection, free of charge, by members of the public.

  1. Records of every application for a mineral claim that has been received by the Secretary. The details available are
    • the name and address of the applicant
    • the location of the claim area as it appears on the department's maps
    • the size of the claim area; and
    • the minerals or purposes applied for
  2. Records of every mineral claim granted by the Secretary. The details available are
    • the name and address of the holder
    • the date of grant
    • the expiry date
    • the location of the claim area as it appears on the department's maps
    • the size of the claim area; and
    • the minerals that may be mined or the purposes that may be carried out on the area
  3. Records of every mineral claim renewed by the Secretary. The details available are
    • the name and address of the holder
    • the new expiry date
    • the location of the claim area as it appears on the department's maps
    • the size of the claim area; and
    • the minerals that may be mined or the purposes that may be carried out on the area
  4. Records of every mineral claim transferred by the Secretary. The details available are
    • the name and address of the new holder
  5. Records of every mineral claim cancelled by the Secretary. The detail available is
    • the date of cancellation

Files maintained by the Secretary and documents lodged by applicants; holders; landholders or members of the public are not available for inspection.

IMPORTANT: Historical information regarding past mineral claims may also be available, however fees may apply.

For further information
Lightning Ridge Office
Phone:
+61 (0)2 6829 9200
Fax:
+61 (0)2 6829 0825
LightningRidge.Office@industry.nsw.gov.au
Postal:
NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Division of Resources and Mining, PO Box 314 Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
Office:
60 Morilla Street Lightning Ridge NSW 2834 Map