Annual Reports

The PDAC's Annual Reports highlight the activities of the association each year, including in-depth stories on our programs and advocacy work, and feature stories about the trends and issues shaping the mineral exploration and development sector.  


Core is a new PDAC magazine designed to inform members about the association's activities, and about the trends, technologies and personalities within the mineral exploration community.


The PDAC's online eNews is a monthly summary of  recent activities of the association and of upcoming events that may be of interest to our members. It is emailed to all members every month. If you are a member and are not receiving News and Activities, please send your email address.

Press Releases

In response to major industry and government news, along with the activities of the association, the PDAC releases press releases across the country and around the world.


PDAC Activities is an annual publication which summarizes the work and activities of the association.


PDAC Communiqué is an occasional publication put out by the association to cover a particular topic in depth. The most recent issue of PDAC Communique is available to members only.

Papers & Presentations

Papers which have been presented by PDAC representatives are available in the Papers & Presentations section. Copies of papers given at the PDAC's annual convention are also posted in this section.

For more information on PDAC publications contact:

Steve Virtue
Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
135 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G6
Telephone (416) 362-1969
Fax (416) 362-0101

Video Archive

Prime Minister Harper Attends PDAC Convention - promo

Never before in the association's history has a Prime Minister ever attended convention, until now. Check out this great teaser.

PDAC 2014 Viola MacMillan Award - Capstone Mining Corp.

Capstone Mining Corp. is the recipient of this year's Viola R. MacMillan Award for company or mine development. Capstone Mining Corp. is receiving the award for demonstrating leadership and management in the successful development of the Minto and Cozamin copper mines and in its acquisition of Pinto Valley Copper Mine, as well as transforming it into an intermediate copper producer. Located in the Globe-Miami mining district in Arizona, the Pinto Valley site is expected to produce 130 to 150 million pounds of copper in concentrate annually, projecting the annual copper production to increase by more than 160%, from 85 M lbs Cu to 235 M lbs Cu.

PDAC 2014 Skookum Jim Award - Jim MacLeod

Jim MacLeod, President, J.A. MacLeod Exploration and EnviroCree Ltd., is the winner of this year's Skookum Jim Award for Aboriginal achievement in the mineral industry. Jim is receiving the award for his strong leadership on the environmental impact of the mining sector and his work advocating for more education and training programs for Aboriginal youth within the industry. He is a pioneer in mineral exploration and environmental impact and from the beginning recognized the link between mining and environment, and the importance of managing the relationship. Founder of the Mistissini Geological Resources Centre, Jim has worked closely with Aboriginal communities as a consultant on projects and training in mining exploration. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cree Mineral Exploration Board, and Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association.