June 19, 2018



State of Mineral Finance 2018
PDAC released its State of Mineral Finance 2018 report, detailing financing dynamics for the mineral exploration and mining sector since 2011. Financing and activity levels within the mineral industry have followed commodity price trends, improving in recent years from low points reached in 2015. Yet despite apparent improvements, both financing opportunities and activity levels remain well below peaks realized in 2011. Read the report

Human Resource Development
S-IMEW 2018 comes to a close
The 12th annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) took place in Sudbury, Ontario from May 3-17. Bringing together 26 students from across Canada, they participated in a combination of lectures, field exercises, site visits and networking events. Highlights included a mine tour 2.8 km underground at Agnico Eagle’s La Ronde mine; a surface and underground tour at Nickel Rim South; mapping exercises with Wallbridge mining,
 the Ontario Geological Survey and Probe Metals; and a day spent in Cobalt, Ontario learning about cobalt exploration. Take a visual journey  of the students’ two-week adventure.

Geoscience & Innovation
Geoscience success stories 

Have you used public geoscience data to help plan your exploration program, or to make a mineral discovery? PDAC is collecting stories of successful applications of public geoscience databases for mineral exploration. Share your story with [email protected].

Improving data to increase discoveries
PDAC’s Exploration Assessment Digital Data Formats (EADDF) guidelines help improve discovery rates of mineral exploration in Canada, and propose a uniform national standard for digital-data submission for jurisdictional mine recording offices. While each jurisdiction has its own formatting requirements, there are few for data that is submitted in digital form. Learn more

Tailor made insurance programs

Mineral exploration and mining professionals who travel to complex regions are recommended to have insurance coverage. PDAC sponsors three exclusive insurance programs, tailored specifically to the needs of our industry. Learn more

PDAC 2019 Awards
Nominations are being accepted

Know a person or company deserving recognition for outstanding contributions to the mineral and mining industry? Nominations for PDAC 2019 Awards are now being accepted online. See the stories of the 2018 Award Recipients. Learn more

Responsible Exploration
New toolkit on gender and extractives
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group has released a new toolkit, Unlocking Opportunities for Women and Business on gender and the extractives. The toolkit was developed to help extractive sector companies create more diverse, gender-balanced and inclusive work and operating environments. 

PDAC Convention
PDAC membership continues to grow
PDAC is proud to announce that it now represents more than 8,000 Canadian and international members! We are the voice of the mineral exploration and mining industry. Learn more about the benefits of being a member and encourage others to join today