Learn about mineral exploration at AMEâ€™s Discovery Day: free family event on January 21, 2018
Did you know your smartphone and computer are produced from minerals and metals found in our own province? Our everyday electronic and medical devices would not exist without the precious minerals extracted through British Columbiaâ€™s mineral exploration and development industry.
Since 1912, Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) works to promote a healthy mineral exploration and development industry in British Columbia. Mineral exploration has lead to the discovery of copper, which are integral to the production of solar panels and other clean energy technologies.
AME will be hosing Discovery Day, a free family event, on Sunday, January 21st at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. It’s an interactive outreach designed to educate the public about the mineral exploration industry and build awareness about the importance of minerals and metals in our everyday lives.
At Discovery Day, you can try your hand at gold planning with Yukon Dan. Bring your favourite rock and try to “stump a geologist” and learn about Ice Age Fossils at the Yukon Governmentâ€™s Ice Age Fossil Display.
Don’t forget to enter the Instagram photo contest to win a family pass to the Brittania Mine Museum. To enter the contest make sure you tagÂ @bcminex and use the hashtag #Roundup2018.
On January 22nd – 25th, AME is hosting the 35th Mineral Exploration Roundup conference at Vancouver Convention Centre West. The 2018 theme is â€œNew Generation of Discoveryâ€ and will be bring geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers together to examine new geoscience ideas, innovative technologies including 3D/VR/AR applications, and creative business solutions to lead the way to success for the industry in B.C. and beyond.
â— Tom Rand, Environmental Sustainability Expert, Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures
â— Kelvin Dushnisky, President, Barrick Gold Corporation
â— Ryan Peterson, CEO and Co-founder, Finger Food Studios Inc.
â— Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, Ambassador, Reconciliation Canada