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Papua New Guinea


The PNG Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a Government Agency and all functions are executed on behalf of the Government of PNG.The Mineral Resources Authority was established through the enactment of the Mineral Resources Authority Act 2005 by Parliament. The Act came into effect on January 1 pursuant to the Gazettal Notice No. G16 of 2006. The authority is supervised by a Managing Director and the Board of Directors.

Mineral Tenure Types

PNG tenement types are:
  • Exploration License
  • Mining Lease
  • Special Mining Lease
  • Alluvial Mining Lease
  • Lease for Mining Purpose
  • Mining Easement

References and Legislation