2024 Basic Prospecting Course


May 6 – 12 2024

Every Year the Chamber of Mines of Eastern BC offers a Basic Prospecting Course.

  Subjects covered are:

Mineral Identification

Rock Identification

Ore Deposits

Strategic/Critical Metals, 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

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

– Sunday field trip –    Hard rock             8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

COST:  – $550.00 includes a textbook, a mineral ID tool kit, Course Certificate,

                 Chamber of Mines 1 Year Membership and other supplies.


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 David Johnston at the Chamber office, cell 250 505 4596

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