Conversion, replacement and amalgamation of claims
Conversion makes it possible to replace staked claims by one or more map-designated claims.
Replacement enables the claim holder to replace map-designated claims whose shape and area do not correspond to those determined by the Minister, that is, cells measuring 30 seconds of latitude by 30 seconds of longitude.
Amalgamation enables the holder to replace map-designated claims occupying parts of the same cell by a new map-designated claim.
Conversion, replacement and amalgamation mechanisms can be initiated on the Minister's initiative or at the claim holder’s request. Regardless of the mechanism used, the process is conducted with a presumption against interference with vested rights. The parameters of the new map-designated claims are defined by the rules governing conversion in unsurveyed territory.
Conversion, replacement and amalgamation prohibited
There can be no conversion, replacement or amalgamation when the claim is subject to: