The Saskatchewan government is launching a new online system that will allow users to stake a claim with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Starting Thursday, the Mineral Administration Registry Saskatchewan (MARS) system will issue mineral permits, claims and leases.

It will use highly accurate electronic maps to define the location of mineral parcels in the surveyed and unsurveyed parts of the province.

Users will be able to identify lands available for staking and make a request online for the issuance of new minerals dispositions.

Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan says the project was prompted by the need to modernize the province’s approach to managing Crown minerals.

"The introduction of MARS is a major milestone in the history of Saskatchewan's mining industry," McMillan said Tuesday in a news release.

“The new system will enhance Saskatchewan's already strong competitive position with other mining jurisdictions."