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Principal Issues: Does the jade (nephrite) property described in the letter meet the definition of a "mineral resource", pursuant to subparagraph 248(1)(d)(i)?
Reasons: Minister of Natural Resources opinion.
Author: Verlinden, Nicole
Section: Definition of "mineral resource" in subpara. 248(1)(d)(i)
December 28, 2018
Re: XXXXXXXXXX (“Taxpayer”)
Mineral Resource Certification
This letter is in response to your fax, dated November 5, 2018, in which you requested certification pursuant to subparagraph (d)(i) of the definition of “mineral resource” in subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act (the “Act”) on behalf of the Taxpayer regarding the XXXXXXXXXX located in XXXXXXXXXX (the “Property”).
More specifically, the Taxpayer owns XXXXXXXXXX mineral claims to the Property, all of which are located in the Province of XXXXXXXXXX.
In order for subparagraph (d)(i) of the definition of “mineral resource” in subsection 248(1) of the Act to apply, two conditions must be met:
1. a principal mineral must be extracted, and
2. that mineral is an industrial mineral contained in a non-bedded deposit.
We obtained an opinion from the Minister of Natural Resources (“Minister”) regarding the nephrite deposits located on the Property. The Minister has advised us that the principal mineral to be extracted from the Property, nephrite, is an industrial mineral XXXXXXXXXX contained in non-bedded deposits. It is therefore our view that the nephrite deposits on the Property will qualify as a “mineral resource” pursuant to subparagraph (d)(i) of the definition of this term in subsection 248(1) of the Act.
Income Tax Rulings Directorate
Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs Branch
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