Proposer contacts the DNR
Discuss project needs such as location, timeline, aggregate type, and volume.
Telephone: (651) 259-5958
Proposer requests information on specific parcels or target areas
Work with DNR to identify prospective sites or target areas. DNR will confirm ownership records and screen prospective sites for potential hindrances.
Proposer investigates prospective sites
Obtain DNR permit to investigate and sample prospective deposits in the field. DNR geologist observes investigation activities and collects maps and testing results for State database.
Proposer identifies candidate lease site(s) and requests State Earth Materials Lease
Report investigation results to the DNR and request a lease. Work with DNR to negotiate the lease boundary, mining strategies, and reclamation plans. DNR establishes royalty rates based on resource quality and royalty rate sheet. DNR adds site-specific terms and conditions in to lease.
DNR review and lease preparation
DNR Regional Management Team reviews environmental, cultural and ecological factors. Legal and financial documents are prepared and draft lease is mailed to Proposer for review.
Proposer reviews and signs State Earth Materials Lease document
Review, sign, and return lease to DNR with proof of insurance and required payments. Upon receipt, the DNR signs and returns an official copy and Proposer becomes a state Lessee. A typical lease term is 2-3 years before it is subject to renewal.
Lessee and DNR develops and implements the site management plan
Coordinate with DNR to develop site management plans and review upcoming plans on-site. During implementation, DNR inspects environmental protection measures, conducts royalty audits, and assists with mine and reclamation planning.
If you would like to learn more about DNR construction aggregate leasing opportunities, please contact:
Corrie Floyd, Geologist
Division of Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4045
Disclaimer: The DNR does not operate a retail business to sell stone products or construction aggregates. However, if you have a question regarding a request to purchase commercial quantities of materials from our lessees, we will provide contact information to you for our lessees. Please send an email inquiry to Corrie Floyd.