B.C. exploration community buoyed by 20 per cent increase in activity in 2017

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Roundup 2018 speakers highlight Canada’s role in supplying materials needed for clean technology

Mineral exploration activity in British Columbia increased by 20 per cent in 2017, Gordon Clarke, the director of the British Columbia Mineral Development Office, announced on the opening day of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup 2018 conference. It is the first annual increase since 2012, said Clarke, and a concrete indicator that B.C. explorers have survived the downturn of recent years.

Under the banner of “A New Generation of Discovery,” this year’s Roundup focused on the role of the B.C. exploration industry in finding and extracting the materials required for a clean energy future. New additions to the conference program, including the Innovation and Prospect Generator hubs and the Reconciliation Breakfast were designed to “modernize the image of mineral exploration and mining,” AME’s new president and CEO Edie Thome said.

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