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Logo for the Future of Mining America conference.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Future of Mining Americas returns to Denver with a focus on digitization, innovation and the future

With over 250 professionals expected to be in attendance, the Future of Mining is a great opportunity for those interested in new ideas, strategies and concepts

Kendra Johnson
Exploration, Minerals, British Columbia Kendra Johnston named new president and CEO of Association for Mineral Exploration (AME)

The BC-based Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) recently appointed Kendra Johnston as its president and CEO.

by Peter Caulfield
The La Loutre property, showing a lake shore with trees.
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Renewable Energy, Technology, Global, Quebec A miracle metal

A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals, Inc., is excited about the company’s graphite-bearing La Loutre project in Quebec

by A. Paul Gill
Guy Santucci, Cranbrook History Centre Board Chair, and Jason Jacob, President of East Kootenay Chamber of Mines, with one of the dino prints.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, History, Mines, British Columbia Local dinosaur prints on display at Cranbrook History Centre

Teck loans museum 140 million-year-old meat-eating raptor tracks found in local mines

(L to R) Brian Testo and Michael Dufresne of Grizzly Discoveries explore the Robocop project near Roosville, B.C.
Exploration, British Columbia Grizzly Discoveries explores near Roosville, B.C.

Brian Testo, CEO of Grizzly Discoveries, is exploring Robocop as a potential for a mine site near Roosville, B.C.

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Autumn trees in background, distant mountain, equipment and tools in foreground of picture.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia Geoscience BC calls for project proposals to generate new minerals research and data

Projects resulting from the RFPs will deliver new earth science and baseline data for prospectors, explorers, mine developers, governments & community leaders.

A scenic view of the Hank Property, owned by Golden Ridge Resources Ltd.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, British Columbia Golden Ridge Resources announces plans for 2018 drilling at the Hank Project in BC’s Golden Triangle

Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. has completed a detailed review of all the exploration data generated from its 2017 maiden drill program on the Hank Property.

An overview of attendees at the PDAC Convention in Toronto.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario PDAC 2018 Convention exceeds 25,000 attendees

High attendance rates are a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

Workers at the Driftwood Creek project site.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia MGX Minerals engages Hatch Ltd. for Magnesium Metal Study at Driftwood Creek, British Columbia

The Hatch study will evaluate process routes, and order of magnitude capital and operating cost estimates for an initial 10,000 tonne per year processing plant.

Picture of dirt road, with mountain in background.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, British Columbia FPX Nickel stepout drilling at Baptiste Deposit intersects second-highest grade near-surface nickel

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

Collage of 3 mining pictures plus logo of Soquem company.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Mines, Quebec SOQUEM completes a new drilling program at the B26 Polymetallic Project

SOQUEM, a subsidiary of Ressources Québec Inc., is a leading player in mineral exploration in Québec.

The all-season Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway covers an area rich in natural gas fields. The government is now considering how to use this gas: locally or shipping it elsewhere?
Exploration, Northwest Territories Exploring the gas fields of the Northwest Territories

The Government of the Northwest Territories studies potential for exploration in the Beaufort-Delta region with the completion of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway

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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.

Peter LeCouffe, Operations Manager, holding their new RTK fixed wing drone next to our GPS base station.
Exploration, Technology The future is here

Harrier Aerial Surveys' drones collect aerial imagery to create digital elevation models and 3-D measurements

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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