Contributed By GENI & KEBE
A prospection authorisation confers a non-exclusive right to prospect for specified substances within the territory of the Republic of Senegal or in a specified area of the territory for a six-month maximum term, renewable once.
An exploration right confers an exclusive right to the holder ‒ within the perimeter, on the surface and at indefinite depth – to explore the mineral substances for which it is issued, for a term of four years, renewable twice. In addition, the holder has the right to acquire a mining right if he or she has demonstrated the existence of a commercially exploitable deposit or to acquire an exploration right if he or she discovers a new mineral substance within the prospecting perimeter. It is still possible for the holder to transfer his or her exploration right.
A mining permit confers an exclusive right to mine and dispose freely of the substances for which the said mining licence is granted, within the limits of the perimeter allocated and indefinitely at depth, for a term between five and 20 years renewable. The holder also has the right to renew, extend, surrender, transfer or lease the tile. The holder has the right to transport commodities extracted to a storage/processing site and to sell them.
A small-scale mining permit confers to the holder ‒ within the perimeter granted and at indefinite depth ‒ the exclusive right to prospect and mine through semi-industrial or industrial processes the mineral substances for which the permit was issued, for a term of five years renewable.
A semi-mechanised mining permit confers to the holder within the perimeter granted, and to a depth of 15 metres, the right to mine through semi-mechanised methods and processes the mineral substances for which the permit was issued, for a term of three years renewable.
An artisanal mining permit confers to the holder the right to extract and concentrate the mineral substances and recover the merchant products through traditional processes, for a term of five years renewable.