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A Mineral Explorer’s Guide to General Local Elections

October 11, 2018

British Columbians go to the polls on Saturday, October 20 to select mayors and councilors in muncipalities, and electoral area directors in rural areas. Here are some questions … Read More

The Power of Networking

October 2, 2018

Networking is by far the most important reason to attend AME Mineral Exploration Roundup, said AME members surveyed on-site by the NRG Research Group at Roundup 2018. According t… Read More

Reasons to Attend Roundup

September 26, 2018

If you’re in the mineral exploration industry in BC, you may have heard of it already. AME Mineral Exploration Roundup is the place where, year after year, mineral explorers and … Read More

Q&A: 2018 Gold Pan winner Royanna Wild on Outreach

September 13, 2018

2018 Gold Pan winner Royanna Wild encourages AME members to find a good fit and volunteer where you can

In just over a decade, geologist, draftsperson and volunteer, Royanna Wild, … Read More

Exploration in Action: AME’s 2018 Photo Contest

September 3, 2018

Submission Deadline: October 19

For the past 16 years, AME has sought the best photographs of mineral explorers in action – in B.C. and around the world. Once again, we would like … Read More

Technology, Outreach, and Engagement: How do we find the right fit?

August 22, 2018

Virtual and augmented reality, digital twins, internet of things, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning… bingo! Unless you have a reliable map of the digit… Read More

#AMEintheField

July 23, 2018

Exploration in Action

July 1 – September 30, 2018

Our members work in some of the most spectacularly scenic places in the world and often have the photography skills to do the land… Read More

Is the Internet Killing That Ol’ Camp Vibe?

July 19, 2018

Wireless access to the internet is changing the way we live, work and play. With access to email, social media networks, and the wider internet at our fingertips, most of us spend ou… Read More

Talking safety with 2018 David Barr Award winner Janice Fingler

July 5, 2018

Accepting the David Barr Award at the AME Roundup 2018 awards gala in January, project leadership coach Janice Fingler said, “Small gestures from leaders are like ripples that … Read More

AME Members Make Good Neighbours

June 7, 2018

How New Gold’s Fire and Mine Rescue team helped neighboring communities during the 2017 wildfires.

Written By: Kylie Williams

When disaster strikes, the most immediate help wRead More

Then & Now

June 6, 2018

A 50th Anniversary Salute to Corporate Members of AME’s Directory and Buyer’s Guide

Published in the Summer 2018 Edition of the Mineral Exploration Magazine.

Th… Read More

Public Outreach with AME

March 21, 2018

AME understands the value of positive public perception to our industry and we have heard our members in their call for more public action. Over the past few years, the Association … Read More

Speaking with One Voice on Notice of Work Exploration Permit Applications

March 20, 2018

By Kylie Williams

At AME, we advocate for the interests of almost 5,000 members engaged in mineral exploration and development in British Columbia. Being an advocate involves li… Read More

Pre-PDAC: Know Your Audience

March 1, 2018

AME is gearing up for the PDAC International Trade Show, Investor’s Exchange in Toronto – next week from Sunday, March 4 to Wednesday, March 7. We hope that you join us as at bootRead More

Reaching Higher and Wider with Roundup 2018

February 19, 2018

New CEO, new program reach for a wider audience.

Driven by some healthy inter-jurisdictional competition, Minister Michelle Mungall, BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleu… Read More

A Guide to a Good Roundup

January 16, 2018

By: Kylie Williams

Each January in Vancouver, AME’s Roundup conference welcomes thousands of people from around British Columbia, across Canada, and the world. For some, it… Read More

1984-2018: The Evolution of AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup

December 12, 2017

In January 2018, AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup conference will celebrate its 35th year.

The idea for the Roundup conference was born on a ferry in 1982 during a conversatio… Read More

Notice of Work Permitting Workshop: Summary

November 29, 2017

AME and its Land Access and Use Committee brought together executive directors, regional directors and statutory decision makers from the provincial government with AME membe… Read More

The Winners of the 2017/2018 AME Photo Contest

October 25, 2017

The staff here at AME always look forward to receiving entries to our annual photo contest. For those of us who have spent time in the field, it allows us to wax nostalgic about the … Read More

AME Speaker Series Summary: Junior Company Playbook

October 10, 2017

Junior Company Playbook: Positioning Your Company for Success

Junior mineral exploration companies exist to responsibly create value for their shareholders – this was the c… Read More

A Conversation Worth Having

September 25, 2017

How to talk about mental health in the workplace

By: Peter Caulfield

Thanks in part to some high-profile media campaigns, there is growing support in Canada for loosening up a litt… Read More

BC Wildfire Update: Time Extensions for Registering Exploration and Development Work on Mineral Title

Notice to Free Miners from Mark Messmer, Chief Gold Commissioner, Mineral Titles Branch

If you are unable to perform exploration and development on your title as a consequence of … Read More

Junior Company Playbook: Meet Your Gurus

September 18, 2017

We’re a few weeks away from our October 4 Speaker Series event, Junior Company Playbook – Positioning Your Company for Success, and feel like it’s time to meet … Read More

Bushed – 7 Indicators You’ve Been in the Field Too Long

September 14, 2017

Have you even taken off your Carhartts after a long day in the field, fallen exhausted into your bunk in a tent in the middle of nowhere, only to find your field pants standing up by the… Read More

On Mental Health

September 8, 2017

For the month of September, AME will be addressing mental health in our own way. This important topic is prevalent in all industries and aspects of life and we want to talk about it.

W… Read More

AME Attends 74th Annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference

August 24, 2017

Earlier this month, I attended the 74th Annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference. AME, as part of the Canadian Mineral Industry Federation (CMIF), attends this annual meeti… Read More