Expanding the surface area
The area and shape of a map-designated claim are determined by the Department. A claim obtained by designation, conversion, replacement or amalgamation must cover the entire area of a parcel of land, when the residual portion can be designated on a map.
However, in the particular situation where the residual portion is located in an area requiring prior authorization from the Minister, a study is required.
Expanding the area of a parcel of land does not affect amounts to be spent on work on the map-designated claim, for the term of the claim during which the expansion occurs.
Impossibility of expanding the parcel of land or attributing the residual portion
The residual portion of a parcel of land cannot be attributed when: