AME Operations Update | COVID-19
As we find ourselves dealing with unprecedented circumstances in our efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many of you are implementing management plans across your operations to protect against the risks of COVID-19 and to ensure employees are safe, healthy and the company is prepared. AME continues to support members by providing information, advocating for industry with government and offering resources to support mineral explorers. Please reach out to us and let us know how we can best assist you. We are in this together and we here at AME stand with you. Hear what we are working on from Kendra Johnston, AME President & CEO Watch the video by clicking below and keep updated through our COVID-19 Information page .
AME Office Update
AME’s office is now closed to the public and staff are working from home. We are answering phone calls, emails and responding to daily business needs; you can find individual staff contact details on our website.  View now.
AME MinEx Talks Postponed
All AME events and workshops have been cancelled or postponed until further notice. This includes AME’s second annual MinEx Talks event which will now be held on October 7, 2020 . For information on this event, please e-mail Savannah Nadeau.
AME Joins COVID-19 Cabinet
AME has joined other BC businesses who have come together to provide a united voice through the formation of the COVID-19 Cabinet to address the significant impacts on our economy during these unprecedented times.  Read more.
AME's Early Engagement Tool
AME's   Early Engagement Planning Tool helps mineral explorers develop an effective plan for engagement. The tool consists of 14 questions designed to generates a report upon completion with tips, guidance and tools for undertaking early engagement with Indigenous groups. Check out the tool .
AME's new Tools Hub
See AME's tools and resources for members including the Operational Risk Management Tool, Helicopter Slinging Training and the recently released Chapter 1 of the Indigenous Relations Guidebook and more. Check it out .
2019 BC Mineral and Coal Exploration Survey
For the fourth year, in collaboration with MEMPR and EY, we present the findings of the 2019 British Columbia Mineral and Coal Exploration Survey .

AME Mineral Exploration Spring 2020 Magazine
Members can now access the digital version of the MinEx spring magazine. Includes a look inside the backpack of an explorer, Indigenous partner success stories, plus a story on how to attract young, diverse investors to the industry. Check it out.
Industry News
SGDS Hive | COVID-19 Action Forum
SGDS Hive have created a forum in response to the recent pandemic and to collect information and opinions on how this may affect the mineral exploration and resource extraction industry for projects or companies based in BC. Information will be monitored and may be used to help define policy, action plans and support measures to help our industry, its employees and stakeholders.

BC FrontCounter Closure and shift to virtual FCBC
In order to protect the public from COVID-19, FrontCounter BC has announced the closure of In-Person Services. In addition, MEMPR is discouraging the use of NROS in the interim and suggesting applicants use virtual FCBC.

Mineral and Coal Exploration Notice of Work Application Companion
This guidance document includes sample maps and a sample Notice of Work application. AME will continue to advocate for a timely and transparent Notice of Work process that builds certainty for explorers; and the Companion is a step toward this objective.
Updated Physical Work Report for Assessment Credit Released
The BC government has updated and revised the form required to record exploration and development work that is registered on a claim. Guidance on filling out the form is available in Information Update Number 8, available here.
In Memoriam: Ed Kimura and Jim Eccott
Ed Tsuneo Kimura , longtime AME member and volunteer and proud recipient of the AME Gold Pan Award, passed away on March 5, 2020. We have compiled all of Ed's Camps of Fame articles featured in the AME Mineral Exploration Magazine. View the articles . Please see the obituary.
Jim Eccott, longtime AME member, passed away on March 6, 2020. Please see the obituary .
Keep safe and well.
Association for Mineral Exploration