Exploration

What we constantly see when interviewing individuals for stories in Canadian Mining & Energy 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

Picture of helicopter at a forested landing area.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Skeena commences underground drilling at Snip

Skeena Resources Limited is a junior Canadian mining exploration company focused on developing prospective precious and base metal properties in B.C.

Graphic of Kirkham Property.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Metallis commences drilling at Thunder North, contiguous to Nickel Mountain Discovery

Metallis Resources Inc. is a Vancouver-based company focused on the exploration of gold, copper and silver at its 100% owned Kirkham Property situated in B.C.

Map of Thompson Nickel Belt.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Exploration, Mines, Global CanAlaska acquires projects in Thompson Nickel Belt, one of Canada’s most prolific nickel camps

The land package covers extensive areas of favourable nickel geology identified in historical work by both Inco and Falconbridge.

Location of 2017 McFaulds drill holes and BHEM conductors.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Ontario Noront provides drill program update on McFaulds Property in ring of fire

Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on development of its high-grade deposits located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario.

Decar Nickel Mine.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia FPX Nickel completes Stepout drilling program targeting southeast extension of Baptiste Deposit

FPX Nickel Corp. is focused on the exploration and development of the Decar Nickel-Iron Alloy Project, located in central British Columbia.

Moss Lake.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Ontario Wesdome announces early results From Moss Lake

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is pleased to release early encouraging results from its Moss Lake property located 100 km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The Klaza Project, located in the southern Yukon.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Yukon Rockhaven announces initial assays from 2017 drilling at Klaza Project, Yukon

Rockhaven Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration company focused on growth through the advancement of its Klaza project.

Floatplane taking off from water.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Saskatchewan Eagle Plains Resources: stakes “Robinson Creek” high-grade gold, copper property in Saskatchewan

The property area has seen encouraging historical exploration activity targeting gold and base-metals.

An aerial view of the Silver Vista property near Smithers, B.C.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Glacier Lake completes first pass 2017 exploration program at Silver Vista

The multiple objectives of the program were to verify access into the various parts of the property, locate the main showings and prospect favourable areas.

Independence Gold Corp's Boulevard Project, located in the White Gold District, Yukon.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Yukon Independence Gold commences drilling on Boulevard, Yukon

Independence Gold Corp's holdings range from early-stage grassroots exploration to advanced-stage resource expansion.

A field sample.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Ontario Rock Tech provides update on field program, stakes additional claims at Georgia Lake Lithium Project

Rock Tech Lithium is an exploration company focused on acquiring and exploring properties in the field of lithium and other selected battery metals.

Two researchers are in a forest near a stream.
Exploration, Minerals, British Columbia Research brings new mineral exploration method to light

Geoscience BC funds the Halogens Project to identify new, low-impact, cost-efficient mineral exploration techniques.

by Jillian Clark
Tungsten has uses in many industries including transportation, mining, oil and gas, and construction because of its hardness and heat resistance. Pictured is a bar of tungsten and a worker's hand.
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Maritimes Canada poised to fill growing demand for tungsten

Northcliff president and CEO Chris Zahovskis talks about tungsten and the steps left before production now that the Sisson Project has environmental approval.

by Jillian Clark
AME's Jonathan Buchanan (Director, Information and Public Affairs)
Exploration Things looking up for both mining and mineral exploration in B.C.

Revenues, employment and commodity prices are up in B.C.'s mining industry

by Peter Caulfield
The team of Axis Mountain Technical specializes in working in challenging locations, such as this mountaintop.
Company Profiles, Exploration, Mines, Safety, British Columbia Extreme construction: Mountain edition

The partners of Axis Mountain Technical share similar values, working styles and perseverance through the extremes.

by Jillian Clark
Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., a Cranbrook, B.C.-based mineral exploration company, was founded in 1992 by Bob Termuende and his son, Tim.
Exploration, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon Seeking paydirt: Rock Star Tim Termuende

Mineral exploration is a long-shot game with a high expectation of failure—so what attracts people to it?

by Marie Milner
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
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