Argentina: mining licence process map

1 April 2020

Licence map Argentina
What is the process for awarding mining rights in Argentina? What steps must the company and the government follow?

This ‘map’ presents this process as a step-by-step guide. It sheds light on a process that is often complex and complicated, rendering it more transparent.

As mining licence processes differ across Argentina’s provinces, this map focuses on the north-western province of Jujuy. Mining contributes significantly to Jujuy’s economy, and the province has large reserves of lithium. This map depicts two licence processes: the first for exploration and the second for extraction.