About PDAC

We are proud to be the leading voice of Canada's mineral exploration and development community since 1932. With over 7,500 members around the world, PDAC's work centres on supporting a competitive, responsible mineral sector. 

The annual PDAC Convention is the world's premier international event for the minerals and mining industry. It has attracted more than 25,000 people from 135 countries in recent years. 

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The PDAC Convention is the most-attended event for the world's mineral exploration and mining sector.

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PDAC 2020 Awards

Learn the stories of these top international and domestic performers in six categories. 

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Mentors needed

Share your knowledge and experience with students and recent graduates to help them transition into the geoscience industry through our Mentoring Program.
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Core (Fall 2019)

Core magazine

Our latest issue of CORE has all the highlights from S-IMEW, infographics from each province on the contributions of Canada’s mineral sector, as well as PDAC 2020 Convention news.

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Our future is now

2018 Annual Report

Featuring all of the association’s activities and achievements from the past year, along with in-depth stories on the exploration and development sector.

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