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Do you know an individual or organization that is an outstanding performer in the mineral exploration and mining industry? Remember to nominate a worthy recipient by August 9.


Learn the stories of all the PDAC 2023 recipients that were celebrated at the Awards Gala during the Convention.



This issue features thought-provoking and informative content including PDAC-related news highlights, a recap of the successful 2023 PDAC Convention, an in-depth examination of the 2022 minerals and exploration financial market, a Q&A with PDAC's new president, an engaging piece about Canadian exploration history, and more.


Make sure you're always in the loop – follow our new Instagram page and click the link in our bio to uncover #PDAC2024 opportunities, read our recent publications, nominate for a PDAC 2024 Award and more.


Plus, stay connected in more ways than one by signing up for PDAC Crosscut and CORE Magazine to get all our updates delivered directly to your inbox.



Do you have an innovative idea to boost Canada’s capacity to produce critical minerals and need funding support to bring concepts to reality?


Natural Resources Canada is offering $40 million to help fund R&D or demonstration programs. Read the press release for more information on how to apply.


The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is undertaking new research on prospectivity modelling, incorporating new data, advanced algorithms, and ESG principles. Their paper Mapping Canada’s Green Economic Pathways for Battery Minerals: Balancing Prospectivity Modelling With Conservation and Biodiversity Values is a great example of the doors advanced analytics can open in geoscience. Be sure to check out the maps developed from their models.



Time is running out to enter the 2024 NGEA™ Challenge! This international competition gives teams of geoscience students an opportunity to interpret geoscience data and pitch mineralization targets to a panel of industry judges. The top six teams will win a free trip to present at #PDAC2024 and be eligible for up to $14,000 in cash prizes. Get your team together and enter before October 31.



Calling all subject matter experts, innovators and industry professionals. Apply now to present and share your knowledge, strategies, new concepts, and case studies at the PDAC 2024 Convention. Opportunities are available across a wide array of program areas.


Enhance your organization’s visibility, make a presentation, host a reception, and meet with prospects. All Presentation & Reception Rooms are located in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Level 200 and will be available for rent from March 3-6, 2024. Applications are now open and are on a first-come first-served basis. Learn more about floor plans and apply.


Book your hotel accommodation early and take advantage of PDAC promotional rates for next year! Participating hotels and rates are now posted on the Convention website, with additional hotels to be included from August 9. All bookings are made directly with the hotel.



Environment and Climate Change Canada is in the process of gathering ideas, information, and perspectives on biodiversity conservation in Canada to inform the development of a National Biodiversity Strategy. PDAC has actively worked to ensure the voice of mineral exploration is heard in the creation of such a strategy, as minerals and biodiversity have natural linkages. Read PDAC’s submission.



Last renewed in 2019, the METC is set to expire in March 2024. PDAC is advocating to extend it for an additional 5-year period and we need your help. If you used METC to enhance a flow-through offering in the past few years, we’d like to hear from you! Get in touch and let us know your experience.



Are you thinking about a career change? We are looking for enthusiastic and proactive candidates to join our growing team. Explore our job openings and !


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