Mining Industry NL plays a key role in promoting the province’s mineral potential by providing opportunities for members to participate in major national and international mineral industry events, such as Roundup in Vancouver and the PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange in Toronto. Since 2004, we have hosted an annual investment conference, the Resource Investors Forum, which showcases the province, its companies and skilled people.
Prospectors have a significant role to play in our province’s mining industry and they have been directly responsible for mines such as Voisey’s Bay. Though their mineral discoveries may not become mines in the short term, they often identify new prospective geological environments and they attract further investment in and around their mineral discoveries by mineral exploration companies.
The Matty Mitchell Prospectors Resource Room is a cooperative venture between Mining Industry NL and the Department of Natural Resources. The Resource Room is a multi-use facility designed to meet the needs of novice and professional prospectors and other individuals in the province’s mineral exploration industry, as well as rock and mineral collectors. It is staffed full time by an experienced geologist, Pat O’Neill, M.Sc., P.Geo., and provides visitors with mentoring, technical support, promotional assistance, training and educational resources, thereby assisting in the creation of wealth and jobs through sustainable mineral development. Visit the room’s official site to learn more.
The Matty Mitchell Room geologist assists prospectors to attract the interest of exploration companies in their projects at provincial and national mineral industry events through the production of professional posters and other marketing materials. The Matty Mitchell Room concept has received high praise from government and industry from other jurisdictions.