THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 01/2006/TT-BTNMT
Hanoi, January 23, 2006
 
CIRCULAR
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 160/2005/ND-CP of December 27, 2005, detailing and guiding implementation of the Law on Minerals and the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Minerals;
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hereby guides a number of contents of the Government's Decree No. 160/2005/ND-CP of December 27, 2005, detailing and guiding implementation of the Law on Minerals and the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Minerals,
I. ELABORATION AND APPRAISAL OF MINERAL PROSPECTING OR EXPLORATION SCHEMES
1. Elaboration of mineral prospecting or exploration schemes
The elaboration of mineral prospecting or exploration schemes stipulated in Article 38 of the Government's Decree No. 160/2005/ND-CP of December 27, 2005, detailing and guiding the implementation of the Law on Minerals and the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Minerals shall be conducted according to the following contents:
1.1. A mineral prospecting or exploration scheme shall consist of a written explanation, appendices and illustrative drawings.
The written explanation shall cover the following:
1.2. The specific contents of chapters and items of a prospecting or exploration scheme shall comply with the guidance in Form 1 (not printed herein).
2. Appraisal of mineral prospecting or exploration schemes
The appraisal of mineral prospecting or exploration schemes stipulated in Article 38 of the Government's Decree No. 160/2005/ND-CP of December 27, 2005, detailing and guiding the implementation of the Law on Minerals and the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Minerals shall cover the following contents:
2.1. Inspecting thoroughly the position, boundaries and area indicated in the scheme;
2.2. Assessing geological bases, objectives, mineral types and expected results;
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