Prospecting Application form

ND Department of Trust Lands Prospecting Application form for: Gravel, Scoria, Sand, Clay, and Geophysical Exploration.

Please fill in this application as completely as possible to reduce the possibility of delays in reviewing your application. When you submit this form, the information will be sent to the Department of Trust Lands and a copy will also be sent to your email address. Items marked with * are required. Construction aggregate prospecting permits are limited to no more than 4 contiguous tracts per county and 16 contiguous tracts statewide per year (click here for full guidelines)

Click below for an example of a completed application for:

(i.e. backhoe, auger, shot hole, vibroseis, spade, trackhoe, etc.)

First & Last Name *
Company Name
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Address 2
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Postal Code *
Phone *
Mobile Phone
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Confirm Email *
First & Last Name *
Company Name
Address 1 *
Address 2
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Postal Code *
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Mobile Phone
First & Last Name *
Company Name *
Address 1 *
Address 2
City *
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Postal Code *
Phone *
Mobile Phone
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Confirm Email *
First & Last Name *
Company Name *
Address 1 *
Address 2
City *
State *
Postal Code *
Phone *
Mobile Phone
Email *
Confirm Email *

The General Project Map PDF can be sent by email to mhumann@nd.gov or mailed to Surface Division Rights Of Way,

ND Department of Trust Lands, PO Box 5523, Bismarck, ND 58506-5523.

Survey Plats, if any, (must be in PDF form) for all exploration projects should be emailed to mhumann@nd.gov.

Click here for an example of a General Project Map.

Click here for an example of a Geophysical Map.


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