Exploration licences   (BAE)

The search for economically relevant mineral resources such as hydrocarbons, anthracite and lignite, or potash and rock salts, and their production in the Federal Republic of Germany, are subject to the regulations of the Federal Mining Act (Bundesberggesetz - BBergG). Concessionable and non-concessionable mineral resources are differentiated. Non-concessionable mineral resources belong to the land owner. Land ownership does not extend to concessionable mineral resources.

Whoever aims to produce (extract) concessionable mineral resource requires a production licence compliant with § 8 Mining Act or the mineral rights compliant with § 9 Mining Act. These are issued by the responsible agency. In the states of Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen and on the continental shelf of the North Sea, this agency is the State Authority of Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG). Both the licences and the mineral rights grant the right to extract mineral resources within a given field. In addition, mineral rights provide a property-equivalent right, that is, the property may be included in the land register and offered as security. The field covered by the licence or mineral rights is bounded on the surface and extends to infinite depth, that is theoretically to the centre of the Earth.

The production licences thematic maps show the areas currently licensed by LBEG, both offshore in the North Sea and onshore on the continental shelf.

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Deutschland Übersichtskarte mit Position
Aktuelle Position

  • Editing state: continuous updating (onGoing).
  • Date of last change: 13.05.2024
  • Date of last publication: 01.01.2008
  • Information about data origin:

    In die Karten gehen folgende Daten aus den Erlaubnisvorgängen des LBEG ein:

    - Name der Erlaubnis

    - Bodenschatz für den die Erlaubnis erteilt wurde

    - Hinweis auf die Berechtsamsakte

    - die Feldgröße (in km²)

    - Abgrenzung des Feldes

    - derzeitiger Rechtsinhaber

    - Angabe zur Befristung der Bewilligung

Contact person

Phone:   +49 (0)5323-9612-209
Fax:   +49 (0)511-643-534209

Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie (LBEG)
Stilleweg 2
30655  Hannover (Niedersachsen)
Fon: +49 (0)511-643-0
Fax: +49 (0)511-643-2304

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Additional information about the data

  • Format of data: digitale Karte in Raster- oder Vektorform (mapDigital)
  • Topic: Planungsunterlagen, Kataster (planningCadastre)
  • Key words: NIBIS-Metadaten, inspireidentifiziert
  • Key words GEMET: Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
  • Thesaurus name: GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
  • Thesaurus date of puplication: 2008-06-01
  • Geometry type: Fläche (surface)
  • Coordinate system: 4647; ETRS89 / UTM zone 32N (zE-N) (Europäisches Terrestrisches Referenzsystem von 1989 / Universale Transversale Mercatorabbildung Zone 32N)
  • Altitude reference system: DE_DHHN92_NH
  • Reference layer: Datenbestand (dataset )
  • Language: ger
  • Character set: utf8

Access- and security restrictions

  • Security classification: unbeschränkt (unclassified)
  • Access restriction: Urheberrecht (copyright)
  • Restriction of application: Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen -AGB- des Landesamtes für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie (LBEG) und die Anlage Vergütungsverzeichnis für Leistungen des LBEG

Information about content (auto detected)

  • Amount datasets/features: 52
  • Spacial notation: vector
  • Eastern longitude: 2.5414   to   12.1337
  • Northern latitude: 51.1114   to   56.0806

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About this data description

  • Metadata standard: Standard   ISO 19115 ,  version   ISO 19115:2003/Cor. 1:2006 (E)
  • Metadata status: 05.09.2022
  • Metadata language: ger
  • Metadata character code: utf8

Metadata contact

Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie (LBEG)
Stilleweg 2
30655  Hannover (Niedersachsen)
Fon: +49 (0)511-643-0
Fax: +49 (0)511-643-2304