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Drilling Incentive grants (DIG) are designed to stimulate exploration for new minerals and/or new deposits of minerals. The data and information acquired during the drilling and analyses phases will eventually become housed at the state's Drill Core Library for future analysis.  

Contact: Linda Johnson, 218-274-7007,

Eligible applicants: Must meet Minnesota requirements for exploratory boring procedures (Minnesota Statute 103I.601). Must be authorized to do business in Minnesota and hold a Minnesota exploration lease. Multi-organization collaboration is encouraged.  

FY24 Drilling Incentive grant guidelines
Grant Application Portal and Forms

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