Smithers Exploration Group (SEG) has been serving and promoting the mineral industry in Northwest British Columbia since 1971. We have grown from a small group of Bulkley Valley-based prospectors and geologists to a respected regional exploration association with almost 500 members.
SEG publishes an annual directory of mining and exploration companies, prospectors and geologists, consultants and service industries in the northwest. Funds from the sale of ads for the annual directory are funneled back into membership and local communities.
Smithers Exploration Group works closely with the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC), the provincial organization that advocates for the mineral exploration industry. SEG directors sit on several of AME BC’s committees and are frequently consulted on issues that affect the mineral industry in BC, Canada and internationally.
SEG members participated in several Land and Resource Management Planning tables across the northwest. They represented the mineral industry in decisions about which lands were open to development and which were set aside in parks.
We are also partners in the Northwest Community College School of Exploration and Mining. It trains graduates for work in the exploration and mining industry in northern BC. The school is funded through a variety of grants from the provincial and federal governments and donations from the minerals industry.
Over the years SEG has put together the Northern Cordilleran Rock Collection, a large collection of rock suites representing regional geological units of mineral deposits and alteration assemblages. SEG also focuses on general geology discussions at its monthly Rocks 'n Rambling with more specific reports during its annual winter Rock Talk.
Smithers Exploration Group is dedicated to the advancement of mineral exploration and mining in northwestern British Columbia.
Smithers Exploration Group elects its board of directors and executive at its annual general meeting in the spring.
Smithers Exploration Group stages several annual events that are only possible with the help of its numerous partners and sponsors.
Smithers Exploration Group has a history of reaching beyond its membership to talk with and meet with non-industry organizations and local communities.
Smithers Exploration Group is open to everyone. There are no membership requirements and the one-time fee is only $5.