Exploration

What we constantly see when interviewing individuals for stories in Mining & Exploration is that the people in the exploration industry are an optimistic bunch. These passionate prospectors confess that this character trait is essential to the job—they must bash a lot of rocks before they hit pay dirt. But for them, it’s the thrill of discovery that drives them—and their excitement is contagious.  

Recent Exploration articles

Ammolite is rainbow-coloured even in its raw form.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Korite finds rare gems in Alberta

Korite, a Canadian-owned, Calgary-based company is on a mission to colour the world with ammolite.

by Jillian Clark
Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Randy Miller examines core in a core logging room at St. Lewis, on the southeastern Labrador coast.
Exploration, Maritimes This rock star enjoys hard rock and heavy metal—literally and figuratively

Search Minerals chief geologist and vice-president of exploration, Randy Miller, has unearthed a stockpile of minerals in Labrador

by Kyle Born
Paul Ransom points to Lakit Lookout, near Fort Steele, which could be the next big East Kootenay mine.
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia Could there be another Sullivan mine-sized deposit near Fort Steele, B.C.?

Kootenay Zinc’s Paul Ransom has reason to be optimistic about the Sully project and its potential to be the next big Sullivan-style mine in the East Kootenay

by Kyle Born
Map showing the CanAlaska Moon South claim.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Saskatchewan Denison to continue drilling uranium target on CanAlaska’s Moon Project

First drill hole showed potential for larger uranium mineralized system

Picture of person holding rock hammer.
Mining Insider, Exploration, First Nations, Mines, British Columbia Barkerville Gold Mines enters into relationship agreement with Lhtako Dene First Nation

The Relationship Agreement establishes the foundation for a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the two parties.

Student mentees gain invaluable experience and insider knowledge from PDAC member mentors. These students will move on to successfully transition into the full-time industry workforce.
Education, Exploration Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Mentor Program

The PDAC Mentor Program connects students with experienced geoscientists to set students on a path towards success in the industry.

by Jillian Clark
Premier's Mercedes mine, located in Mexico, is an example of a successful process.
Exploration, Minerals, Ontario Gold Mine Exploration 101

Ewan Downie, President of Premier Gold Mines, explains the process a typical gold mine follows from mineral discovery to active production.

by Jillian Clark
The Deep Kerr Deposit is located in northwestern BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Seabridge Gold obtains permits for Deep Kerr exploration adit

The proposed 2,100 meter long adit is designed to facilitate cost-effective underground exploration drilling of the Deep Kerr Deposit.

Picture of Canada Carbon map.
Mining Insider, Energy, Exploration, Products & equipment, Global Canada Carbon to explore testing of thermally upgraded graphite for X-energy’s Xe-100 Reactor Series

X-energy is dedicated to developing transformational nuclear energy solutions that change the world.

Picture of Ekati Diamond Mine.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Exploration, Mines, Northwest Territories Dominion Diamond Corporation announces trial results, strategies and departure of CFO

The company is pleased with positive Misery Main production trial results, as well as continuing development at the Ekati mine.

Rachel Chouinard, MSc Student, University of British Columbia was one of the 2016 Scholarship winners.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC announces 2016 scholarship winners

Geoscience BC announced that ten outstanding post-graduate students have been selected to receive 2016 Geoscience BC Scholarship Awards.

Picture of vertical shaft kiln at the Driftwood Project.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia MGX Minerals taking “significant step” in the transition from exploration to mining

MGX Minerals' flagship project is the magnesite deposit at Driftwood Creek in B.C.

The portal facilities at the entrance of the Montanore Mine, in northwest Montana.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Global Hecla to acquire Mines Management

Following closing of the merger, Hecla intends to advance the evaluation program of Montanore, located in northwest Montana.

Picture of the Jersey Emerald property, near Salmo.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Margaux Resources announces 2016 drilling program at Jersey Emerald Tungsten-Zinc property

One of the Kootenay's oldest mine sites, near Salmo, is getting a new lease on life with the start of a drilling program to explore its future potential.

Kimberlite diamond
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Ontario Kennady Diamonds Completes 2016 Winter Drilling Program

Four diamonds identified in core during logging Faraday 1 and 3 traced onto land

Rough diamond
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Saskatchewan Uranium explorer may have uncovered massive kimberlite field in the Athabasca Basin

In the company’s search for diamonds in Labrador, Canada, they stumbled onto one of the country’s richest nickel-copper discoveries.

by John Gomez
Picture of helicopter taking off from landing pad.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $5 million in new funding from BC government for earth science

Geoscience BC to launch its largest airborne magnetic survey this summer in west-central BC.

UBC Associate Professor Lukas Bichler (second from left) discusses how to extract minerals from mining byproducts with his students.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia UBC and industry partnership spurs metallurgical sector development in BC Interior

The project challenges university researchers to find ways to sustainably extract and purify metals from lead-zinc smelting byproducts.

The members of the SGS Geostat award-winning team were (L to R): Marcel Costa, Dave Smercina, Amanda Landriault, Doug Hatfield, Guy Desharnais, Jean-Philippe Paiement and Lawrence Ng.
Exploration, Minerals, Technology, Quebec SGS Geostat wins Integra Gold Corp’s Gold Rush Challenge

SGS Geostat combined traditional geological methods with machine-learning virtual reality technology to impress the industry titans and take home first place

by Mason Buettner
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