GeoPool is managing exploration tenements in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. With great legislation insight combined with local practical work experience we assist and advise at all stages of your project.
With more than 10 years of experience in tenement management, we are able to focus on the essentials in the application processes. Our team of tenement advisors will guide your company through legal requirements with a responsible approach. We consider active and transparent communication with landowners, stakeholders and authorities an essential part of any permitting process.
GeoPool can manage your exploration licensing according to your company’s needs. A tenement application requires that some paperwork has been prepared in advance. We compile all necessary information and documents and prepare the required GIS dataset. We also keep a record of the status of tenements and take action when needed to make sure your permits are in good standing. If requested, GeoPool is also the primary contact organization for the authorities and stakeholders.
Our tenement management services include:
- Reservation notifications
- Application for exploration or mining permits
- Extension applications
- Permit transfers and relinquishments
- Tenement monitoring and reporting
Understanding the unique characteristics of the area you’re studying allows your company to plan and responsibly organize fieldwork. On the other hand, the knowledge of the area's geological context and exploration history will efficiently put you on the right track. While valuable data is readily available, finding and collecting the necessary information from various sources may be complicated.
GeoPool compiles open-source information in a comprehensive report called the Area Review, which presents your study area in an accessible format with detailed maps. The document gives a quick overview of the general properties of the site and dives deeper into the themes relevant to your exploration.
The Area Review also points out the potential limitations or restrictions for prospecting. Upon request, we can give advice on how to access open-source data or acquire possible licensed or restricted data sets.
You’ll get your full Area Review report quickly after you’ve placed an order. Even though this service is currently only available in Finland, a similar open-source review can be formulated separately for other countries.
Our Area Review includes the following themes:
- administrative regions and accessibility
- terrain properties and land use
- distinctive environmental and cultural aspects
- available geological and exploration data (i.e. metallogeny, bedrock, quaternary, and geophysics)
- available historical reports
- associated permit fees and legal obstacles.
NOTIFICATIONS OF FIELD WORK
Landowners must be informed of the exploration activities planned to be performed on their land. Additional stakeholders in different fields are also to be notified. The notification needs to be made well in advance so that all parties have time to comment on it. We compose notification letters or general newspaper announcements and take care of the distribution.
LANDOWNER PAYMENTS AND COMPENSATIONS
Under some jurisdictions, landowners are entitled to annual compensations for a valid exploration permit. The payment amount depends on the size of the land area and the duration of the exploration permit. GeoPool manages annual landowner payments and makes sure they are processed on time.
Moreover, exploration companies are obligated to compensate for any damages caused to landowners and other stakeholders. We assist in estimating the right compensation level and with the practical arrangements.
Once an exploration permit has expired, the exploration company is obligated to submit a final exploration report on the actions taken in the area. Under some jurisdictions, there is also an annual reporting requirement. We compile all necessary information and compose reports for different purposes when needed.