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McLelland D.,Auracle Geospatial Science Inc.
Canadian Mining Journal | Year: 2015

New and innovative methods of direct financing are emerging and may prove valuable models for mineral exploration and development in British Columbia (BC) and Canada over a period of time. Technological innovations that can improve exploration efficiency while reducing environmental, social and economic costs are being developed and implemented. Explorers do not constrain themselves to innovating in the areas of geoscience, but are developing new collaborative management and financial systems. The Association for Mineral Exploration for British Columbia (AME BC) also continues to advocate for a safe, strong and responsible mineral exploration and development sector.

McLelland D.,Auracle Geospatial Science Inc
Canadian Mining Journal | Year: 2014

AME BC will continue as advocates for mineral exploration and development through the summer so that its members can focus on raising financing and exploring on the ground, ultimately making discoveries that can lead to the development of new mines in B.C. or elsewhere. Recent announcements have seen some major B.C. mineral producers scale back their workforces but at the same time, however, the demand for coal is expected to increase 50 per cent globally over the coming 15 to 20 years. The provincial government proposed fees for issuing Mines Act permits, an issue that affects many companies. It also has the potential to derail the slow but steady progress in encouraging prospecting and exploring for new deposits in B.C. These proposed changes have united our industry in their opposition, with prospectors and explorers, metal and coal producers, suppliers, placer miners and their respective associations expressing their common concern. AME BC has been given clear objectives contained in our Strategic Plan, and these are being implemented.

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