Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada



There’s still time to save! Renew Core memberships by December 31 and save $80. Core members pay only $90.48 compared to $166.67 for Regular members, and enjoy substantial discounts on registration, and much more. Regular rates apply after the deadline. Life Members are not required to pay.


Renew by December 31 to automatically be entered into a special draw to win fantastic prizes including All Access Passes and Short Course registrations to the PDAC 2022 Convention, gift cards and more! Winners will be notified January 7, 2022.




Our incentive was recognized in Prime Minister Trudeau's mandate letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. We want to see Canadian explorers leading in the discovery of the critical minerals needed for a net-zero future and are encouraged by this commitment by government.



Introducing the six top international and domestic performers who were selected in recognition of their excellence:

  • Charlie Greig (Bill Dennis Award)
  • Keith N. Spence (Distinguished Service Award)
  • Colin Webster (Skookum Jim Award)
  • Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (Sustainability Award)
  • Rio Tinto Exploration (Thayer Lindsley Award)
  • Lundin Gold Inc. (Viola R. MacMillan Award)

Recipients will be honoured at an on March 8 during the PDAC 2022 Convention.



This month Dr. Philip Lypaczewski, the lead researcher on the Hyperspectral Scanning Unit project at College of the North Atlantic, writes about hyperspectral imaging as a public tool for mineral exploration.


If you are interested in writing a blog post related to geoscience and innovation, email for more information.



On December 2, PDAC President Alex Christopher provided an overview of the Canadian mineral industry, including investment trends before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the post-pandemic world very much in mind, Alex gave a snapshot of how and where exploration activity is rebounding and what that means. Log in to your membership account to access the recording and Q&A session.


We are pleased to welcome B2Gold as our newest Class A Corporate Member. By strengthening our voice, members play a vital role in supporting PDAC’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry. From the PDAC staff, board of directors and volunteers, we thank you for your support. is a low-cost international senior gold producer with global headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.




We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Wishing our members and the mineral exploration and mining community a happy and safe holiday season. Thank you for your ongoing support throughout 2021.


Our office will be closed from December 24 to January 3. Happy New Year!

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