2022 Basic Prospecting Course

May 2nd – May 8th, 2022

Every Year the Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC offers a Basic Prospecting Course.  Subjects covered are:

Mineral Identification

Rock Identification

Ore Deposits

Strategic Minerals, Industrial Minerals & Mineral Economics

Geochemical & Geophysical Surveys

Placer Mining

Prospecting Procedures & Mineral Titles

Structural Geology

Local Geology and Placer Field Trips

LOCATION: Chamber Office/Museum – 215 Hall St., Nelson, BC

SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday evenings – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

              Placer field trip 8:30 AM to 3:30PM

        Hard rock/regional geology 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

COST:  –  $500.00 includes a textbook, a mineral ID tool kit, course certificate and other supplies.

INSTRUCTORS: The course is taught by local experienced geologists and prospectors who volunteer their time to keep costs down and support ongoing activities of the Chamber.

To register, contact and submit the fee to Brad Gretchev at the Chamber office.

215 Hall Street, Nelson, BC or call (250)352-5242 or email

chamberofmines@netidea.com, cmebc1@gmail.com