Safety in the Sky

July 9, 2020

How a fatal helicopter incident in July 1980 set AME on the path to building a Safe Day Everyday culture for explorers in British Columbia

That distinctive tick-tick-tick and whir … Read More

Winners of the Decade | AME Photo Contest 2020

June 17, 2020

This year is a new decade and there have been many changes and challenges. Whether you are getting ready to go out to the field or not, we thought you would enjoy a look at these amazing … Read More

Looking back, moving forward: Evolution of AME’s Gathering Place

A diverse crowd of close to 300 people filled The Gathering Place at Roundup on 21 January 2020 to listen to Chad Norman Day, president of the Tahltan Central Government, and Jerry A… Read More

Q&A on Geoscience BC Report on soil gas testing

June 15, 2020

On June 4, 2020, Geoscience BC released news about an innovative technique to rapidly test gas concentrations in soil that may help to identify new mineral exploration opportuni… Read More

#MiningFeedsBC Foodbank Challenge presented by the Association for Mineral Exploration

June 8, 2020

Sponsored by Integra Resources

Do you remember your favourite meal in camp? Or a favourite meal at a restaurant in a local community? For those that have spent a season in the field o… Read More

Disruption is Normal: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Exploration Business

May 20, 2020

This week signals the beginning of Phase Two in British Columbia: a careful restart of certain businesses, organizations, and institutions after two long months of restriction… Read More

MineralsEd and AME | #BCMiningMonth Video Series

May 14, 2020

During BC Mining Month, MineralsEd is collaborating with AME to produce educational videos that will teach the public about minerals, mining, our natural environment and the ro… Read More

How We’re Coping With COVID-19

April 22, 2020

In late January 2020, British Columbia confirmed its first case of COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus. By mid-March, AME members became acutely aware of the virus w… Read More

Through the ESG Lens – Mining Companies In Action to Fight COVID-19

April 7, 2020

By Ani Markova, CFA, MBA, CDI.D. She is an award-winning portfolio manager who spent more than 15 years investing in the global mining and metals sector.  She is currently an indep… Read More

An Exclusive Interview with Minister Ralston

February 26, 2020

Minister Ralston commits to regulatory excellence to guide ‘good projects through the hurdles’

Monday was Mining Day at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in Victori… Read More

The Thrill of the Hunt: Digging Deeper into Modern-day Prospecting

February 25, 2020

Modern-day prospectors Krisztina Pandur and Connor Malek captured the imaginations of the audience at the April 2019 AME MinEx Talks discussing the potential rewards and impor… Read More

Mining Stock Daily Podcast

January 29, 2020

Between October 2019 and January 2020, AME contributed to the Mining Stock Daily podcast with 8 episodes in total. Have a listen to all of them below;… Read More

An Exploration Geologist’s perspective at AME Roundup

January 17, 2020

Tony Baressi is the President and Director for Triumph Gold Corp and we touched base with him to find out about his previous experiences at Roundup and what he finds valuable. We del… Read More

AME’s Mentorship Program Kicks Off Another Year

January 9, 2020

AME initiated a mentorship program at Roundup 2019 for current students and recent earth science graduates. The pilot program started in April 2019 with 22 matched Mentors and Me… Read More

AME Roundup Perspective: A Geologist in Geoscience Technology

January 7, 2020

Sarah Conolly is a Senior Project Geologist at Seequent, a Geoscience Technology company and this year will be her second time attending AME Roundup. Seequent will be exhibiting … Read More

Tools for Building Investor Confidence

January 2, 2020

As mineral explorers and mine developers, we rely almost exclusively on investors to fund the work that we do. Our project may have amazing geology and be in a premiere location lik… Read More

A Lens on an AME Roundup Partner: MineralsEd and the Power of Education

December 18, 2019

With a B.Sc. in Earth and Ocean Science from the University of Victoria, Jason Courneyea has worked on projects ranging from grassroots exploration to active mine sites for the la… Read More

Announcing the 2019 Photo Contest Winners

December 16, 2019

Another year in mineral exploration and development has resulted in another incredible submission of photos. We are pleased to announce the following winners of our 2019 Photo C… Read More

AME Roundup from a Senior Geologist’s Perspective

December 11, 2019

My name is Heather Burrell and I’m a senior geologist and partner with Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Limited.  Archer Cathro is an independent geological consult… Read More

Reasons to Attend AME Roundup

December 4, 2019

How should I convince my boss?

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

Sandstorm Gold Uses 3-D Images To Explain Its Holdings

November 5, 2019

Mining Investor Chooses VRIFY as its Presentation Tool

Sandstorm Gold Royalties (Sandstorm) is a mining investor with a difference. It provides financing for precious metal mi… Read More

The Winner’s Story: Women in Mining Adventure Competition 2019

October 21, 2019

This summer, Women in Mining and Spotlight Mining launched the Canadian edition of their Women in Mining Adventure Competition. The event was organised with support from severa… Read More

Kendra Johnston’s First 100 Days

October 1, 2019

Kendra Johnston officially stepped into her new role as AME President and CEO on June 13. As a true geologist at heart, one of Johnston’s first orders of business was to suggest a fie… Read More

A Site Tour with the Three Associations

September 19, 2019

In the past year, AME has undergone some internal changes. Earlier this year, Kendra Johnston joined as President and CEO. Also, in March 2018, four of our contractors who had work… Read More

AME Photo Contest 2019

September 12, 2019

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019

For the past 17 years, AME has sought the best photographs of mineral explorers in action – in B.C. and around the world. Once again, we woul… Read More

Backing a winner: AME Awards from the nominator’s perspective

September 9, 2019

Behind the bright lights and ceremony of AME’s annual Awards Gala: Celebration of Excellence, each January is the hard work of the Awards Committee, AME staff, and the members who … Read More

Q&A with Bob Joseph

August 22, 2019

Positive relationships with First Nations are critical for any mineral exploration or mining project hoping to advance and be approved for development in British Columbia. As t… Read More

AME For Explorers: We want your videos!

August 14, 2019

Are you an Explorer out in the field or working in the industry supporting Explorers? We want you to share your story!

We at AME want to see a 30-second video clip of you telling us who y… Read More

The Ultimate Geology Road Trip with the UBC SEG Student Chapter

July 23, 2019

Straddling the border of Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca sprawls across the landscape as one of South America’s largest lakes – a geological wonder. From a bird’s eye view, … Read More

How a driver’s licence and business card help explain artificial intelligence in mineral exploration

July 19, 2019

The terms ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) and ‘machine learning’ (ML) conjure up vastly different images in people’s minds. For those who do not work closely with these technolo… Read More

Enough is enough: How to intervene when you witness sexual harassment

June 18, 2019

“Knock it off, buddy”

Brief statements like this one have incredible power. As a bystander witnessing a colleague being harassed, interjecting with a short comment like, “that’… Read More

New AME-developed Tool guides Junior Explorers through Risk Management

June 10, 2019

The AME Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) committee is completing the final touches on a new, online, interactive risk management tool developed for junior exploration comp… Read More

Campfire Tales Series: Assessing your Fitness as a Consultant | David Cooke

May 15, 2019

Nothing beats sitting around the campfire, sharing a laugh and a story with friends old and new. To harness this feeling – minus the smoke in your eyes! – we are launching a new … Read More

Help is on the way: Update from the Notice of Work permitting workshop held at KEG

April 24, 2019

As part of AME’s ongoing efforts to streamline the process for obtaining a provincial Notice of Work (NoW) exploration permit, AME, together with the Ministry of Energy, Mines an… Read More

What to do about the caribou?

April 4, 2019

Co-existing with caribou is essential for all resource operators in British Columbia. What are the challenges and opportunities for AME members?

As ubiquitously Canadian as th… Read More

Back to the Bush: What should I pack for my mental health?

March 8, 2019

Field work is a vital part of mineral exploration. For some, it is the best part of being an explorer, an opportunity to travel to new places with spectacular scenery, make new frien… Read More

BC’s Green Mineral Potential in a Low Carbon Future

February 20, 2019

British Columbia is recognised globally for its exceptional copper porphyry and zinc deposits, but in the future, these primary deposits could also be important sources for the … Read More

AME Roundup: An Investor’s Perspective

January 29, 2019

Expectations versus reality. What is the value for you as an individual?

The Roundup conference is a must-attend conference for any individual of any age that wishes to grow their … Read More

The Importance of Mentorship

January 23, 2019

There has been tremendous growth in the coaching industry and a lot of discussion about the importance of mentoring in the mining and exploration industry.  So, what is the differ… Read More

An Interview with Dr. Nicole Adshead-Bell

January 22, 2019

Dr Nicole Adshead-Bell is a geologist with over two decades of capital markets and minerals sector experience. She will be speaking at our Keynote Finance Lunch event at #AMERoun… Read More

AME Roundup: An Indigenous Perspective

January 17, 2019

Jamie Davignon is an Engineer-In-Training for Stantec’s northern civil engineering group in Whitehorse, Yukon.  She is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is attending Roundu… Read More

AME Roundup: A Student Perspective

January 10, 2019

Xueya (Elaine) Lu is a MSc student at the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals & Mining at The University of British Columbia. Xueya is studying the potential of mines wa… Read More

What’s Coming Down the Pipe?

December 20, 2018

Our ability to measure the mineral and chemical composition of rocks while still in the ground is tantalizingly close, but just out of reach. When will routine downhole geochemis… Read More

Announcing the 2018 Photo Contest Winners

December 19, 2018

Another year in mineral exploration and development has yielded another incredible submission of photos. We are pleased to announce the following winners of our 2018 Photo Cont… Read More

The Whose Who of the Sell-Side

December 12, 2018

By Tara Hasssan, Raymond James Ltd.

After getting a few years of operational experience under my belt, I made the move to the finance side of the business. At the time, I knew I wanted … Read More

In the Interest of Copper

December 11, 2018

Copper, the base metal we all know and love. Or maybe we don’t know it that well? Whatever your copper knowledge, this high-demand base metal should be on your list of interests for #… Read More

AME 2018 Awards Backgrounder & Citations

December 6, 2018

See the press release announcing the AME 2018 Award Winners

Awards Committee Recommendations

H. H. “Spud” Huestis Award for Excellence in Prospecting & Mineral Exploratio

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Canadian Mining Industry needs almost 100,000 New Workers by 2029

November 28, 2018

By Kylie Williams

Earlier this month, the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) published the 2019 Canadian Mining Labour Market Outlook. The report explores the huma… Read More

Stretching Exploration Dollars with Charitable Flow-Through (CFT) Financings

November 19, 2018

By Gary Baschuk, PearTree Canada

Most people in the resource business are familiar with flow-through shares – a tax incentive provided by the Federal Government and often augmen… Read More

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 exp… 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 yo… 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 digital … Read More


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 landsc… 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 qu… 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 wil… Read 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.

The … 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 booth 260… Read 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’s a … 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 conversation b… 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 con… 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 meet… Read More