Regional Groups

British Columbia is home to a variety of local regional organizations that promote mineral exploration and mining. Regional groups often partner with local community organizations and school districts to educate the public about mineral exploration. Regional groups also host annual conferences such as the Kamloops Exploration Group conference (every April), Minerals North (every April), and Minerals South (October/ November).

Regional Exploration Groups

Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC-
East Kootenay Chamber of Mines -
Kamloops Exploration Group -
Prince George Exploration Group -
Smithers Exploration Group -
Vancouver Island Exploration Group (VIX)
Vancouver Mining Exploration Group -

Regional and Placer Mining Associations

BC Placer Miners Association -
Boundary Mining Association -
Cariboo Mining Association -
Northern Interior Mining Group -
Vancouver Island Placer Miners’ Association -