Smithers Exploration Group is dedicated to the advancement of mineral exploration and mining in northwestern British Columbia.
We sponsor field trips and short courses; organize technical and general interest talks; and host conferences and social events. These activities are an important part of continual upgrading for our members. They also help to educate the general public about the importance of exploration and mining to the local economy and community sustainability. SEG circulates frequent emails, ensuring members are up-to-date on industry issues and events throughout the province. Our directory links suppliers with customers, and is considered the gold standard for industry directories in BC.
As part of SEG's commitment to work on behalf of the minerals industry and our members, we monitor policy that effects the well-being of the exploration industry and our membership. We work with the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) and other regional exploration groups. Most recently SEG has developed a firm stand in opposition to proposed Notice of Work fees. SEG's letter to the Ministry of Energy and Mines in opposition to the proposed fees can be found here.