Below is a list of all the schedules for investors in the minerals sector in Sierra Leone, including application forms, fees, certifications, and reports.

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LIST OF ALL SCHEDULES

FIRST SCHEDULE – FEES AND EXPENDITURES

Table A1: Application and renewal fees

Table A2: Annual charges for minerals rights

Table A3: Fees for supply of information

Table A4: Minimum expenditures under reconnaissance and exploration licences

Table A5: Allowable items of expenditure under reconnaissance and exploration licences

Table A6: Penalties

Table A7: Attachments to accompany applications and related forms

 

SECOND SCHEDULE – APPLICATION AND RELATED FORMS

Large-Scale and Small-scale Licenses

Form B1, B3, B15, B18: Application for a reconnaissance, exploration, small-scale, or large-scale mining licence

Form B2, B4, B5, B17, B20: Application for renewal of a reconnaissance, exploration, small-scale, or large-scale mining licence

Form B6: Exploration under Priority Right

Form B7: Request to withdraw a submitted application

Form B8, B23: Application to part-surrender, wholly surrender or augment production to a Large-Scale mine, reconnaissance or exploration licence.

Form B9: Request for certificate relating to a mineral right

Form B10: Request to export minerals or samples

Form B11, B25: Request to transfer ownership of an exploration or large-scale licence

Form B22: Application to amend the work programme associated with a reconnaissance or exploration licence 

Form B21: Statement by holders of (exclusive) prospecting licence or exploration licence issued under 1994 Act consenting to large-scale mining licence

 

Artisanal Licenses

Form B12, B14: Application to acquire or renew an artisanal mining licence

Form B13: Application for Certificate of Registration for the Grant of Artisanal Mining Right to Corporation/Partnerships/Cooperatives

Form B24: Application for registration of a mine manager of artisanal mine

 

Other

Form B26: Description of licence area according to block system

Form B27, B29: Application for radioactive minerals or dredging permit

Form B28, B30: Application to renew a radioactive minerals or dredging permit

 

THIRD SCHEDULE – REPORTING FORMS

Form C1: Form to report a mineral discovery

Form C2: Six-monthly report on an exploration licence

Form C3: Form to accompany submission of an annual report on exploration licence

Form C4: Form to accompany submission of an annual report on a reconnaissance licence

Form C5: Weekly progress reports of an airborne survey

Form C6: Form to accompany submission of the results and data of an airborne survey

Form C7: Form to be completed in regard to artisanal mining operations records

Form C8: Form to be completed in regard to artisanal mining operations reports

Form C9: Artisanal mine site inspection

Form C10: Form for recording surveying and demarcation information for artisanal mining operation

Form C11: Form to be completed to record precious mineral sales under artisanal mining licence

Form C12: Form to be completed to record surface rent agreement under artisanal mining licence

Form C13: Environmental management plan in respect to artisanal mining licence

Form C14: Artisanal mining work plan

Form C15: Monthly production report on a small-scale mining operation

Form C16: Form to accompany annual report on a small-scale mining operation

Form C17: Monthly production report on a large-scale mining operation

Form C18: Form to accompany annual report on a large-scale mining operation

Form C19: Form to accompany annual report on environmental management

Form C20: Form to accompany annual report on Community Development activities & expenditures

Form C21: Form for reporting accident under mineral right

Form C22: Monthly report associated with a radioactive minerals permit

Form C23: Form to accompany submission of financial transparency report 3

Form C24: Form to accompany submission of annual report on employment and training

Form C25: Report of change to registered details of a mineral right

 

FOURTH SCHEDULE

CERTIFICATES, NOTICES AND AGREEMENTS

For details of these please make an enquiry at the Mining Cadastre Office.

 

FIFTH SCHEDULE

GUIDELINES

Form E1: Guidelines for Preparing Work Programmes and Technical Reports for Reconnaissance and exploration licenses

Form E2: Guidelines for preparing applications and technical reports required for mining licences

Form E3: Preparing an application for an artisanal mining licence

Form E4: Conduct of artisanal mining operations