Kendra Johnston, AME President & CEO addresses members about our renewed Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy as well as our recent and upcoming events and much more. Check it out.
AME News
AME Webinar: The State of Mineral Exploration Finance
Join us live on Tuesday, June 23 at 2:00PM PDT where our presenters Kevin Carter, Andree St-Germain and Kai Hoffman will have a lively discussion on how junior exploration companies have been affected by COVID-19. Read more about the event.
National Indigenous Peoples Day | The Gathering Place
June 21 is an important day to celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples of Canada. This year, we are reflecting on the evolution and history of The Gathering Place at AME Roundup, read about it in the AME Blog. Also, check out the many ways to virtually celebrate this day here.
Winners of the Decade | AME Photo Contest 2020
The annual #AMEInTheField Photo Contest opens on July 1, 2020. We invite you to submit your beautiful photos for a chance to win great prizes. Have a look at the grand prize winners from the last 10 years for some inspiration in our latest blog post.
Check them out and see how you can participate.
Q&A on Geoscience BC Report on soil gas testing
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 opportunities in BC. AME President and CEO, Kendra Johnston held a Q&A with the project team to find out more. Read the Q&A at the AME Blog .
Fill out the Safety Survey - Deadline June 30
AME, PDAC and the Canadian Diamond Drilling Association have received 55 forms reporting on last year's Environment, Health and Safety experience, and we would like to receive more. Please fill out the form at by June 30 . If you have any questions or for technical support, contact Jonathan Buchanan at .
Over $10K raised for FoodBanks BC in first week!

Food security is not a given for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in local, rural and Indigenous communities. While raising important funds for Food Banks BC , the #MiningFeedsBC Challenge aims to educate individuals, in a lighthearted way, about a topic that is rarely discussed but very important – food in exploration and mining! Read more about the challenge.

  1. Post a picture on social media of a memorable “camp or mining meal”
  2. Use the hashtag #MiningFeedsBC and #ExplorationFeedsBC
  3. Make a donation to Food Banks BC
  4. Challenge three more people to join!

Not active on social media? No worries, you can still donate and help us to spread the word to your friends. Use this template email and this graphic to help us reach our $25K fundraising target.
EMPR Mobile Equipment Audit Survey

The Mine Audits and Effectiveness Unit (Audit Unit) in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (EMPR) is conducting a voluntary, anonymous survey to AME members to support their audit of operator safety in mobile equipment. The survey can be accessed here and will be available until  11:59 PM PST on  June 26, 2020.
We encourage you to complete the survey. Feedback will inform the Audit Unit’s public conclusions and recommendations following this audit, which may include recommendations to change or clarify existing EMPR requirements. For more information,visit the Audit Unit’s  webpage .
In Memoriam: Paul W. Richardson (1926 - 2020)

Paul W Richardon, a past AME Director and Old-Timer passed away on June 6, 2020. Please see the obituary .
Industry News
Britannia Mine Museum Re-Opening
The Britannia Mine Museum announced that they fully re-opened to the general public from  June 1, 2020 . All exhibits are running, including Copper Quest and our multi-sensory, live-action show, in the iconic Mill#3 building, BOOM! With enhanced sanitization protocols and a limit on tour numbers to accommodate social distancing and capacity requirements. A dvanced ticketing and reservations encouraged. Read more .
Postponed to 2021: Fraser River Gold Panning Championship
Due to circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fraser River Gold Championships will be postponed to 2021. We will provide more details as and when they become available.
Keep a look out for more information on AME online training offerings and articles. Keep up-to-date at .
Keep safe and well.
Association for Mineral Exploration