Mineral Prospecting Career Awareness Workshops


The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich history of mining and mineral exploration. What most people
do not realize is that historically, prospectors have been the first boots on the ground and have actually discovered
most mineral deposits. The Newfoundland and Labrador Prospectors Association in partnership with the College of
the North Atlantic is offering a series of one – day Career Awareness Workshops on Mineral Prospecting. Funding for
these workshops is provided by the Government of NL’s Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.
Do you like working in the outdoors? Do you enjoy camping and hiking? Have you ever wanted to find a gold nugget,
or a gold mine? This one –day workshop will introduce you to the world of mineral prospecting, as a career choice.
High school students in Levels 1, 2 and 3, along with other adults are eligible to register and take part in the workshop
in their region.

Topics include:
• Introduction to Prospecting • Job of a Prospector • Self Employment
• Option Agreements • Working with Mineral Exploration Companies
• Other Resources and Supports • Further Education Opportunities!

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Workshops will be offered at College of the North Atlantic’s campuses at the following locations from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

St. Anthony, July 7, 2018
Baie Verte, July 14, 2018
Labrador City, Fall 2018
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Fall 2018

Registration cost is $20.00, payable at the start of the workshop. This fee will provide participants with a one-year
membership in the NL Prospectors Association.
Pre-registration is required 5 days in advance of the workshop.
For further information, or to register for the workshop, please contact:

Darrin Fitzpatrick
College of the North Atlantic
Tel: 709 744 6845
Norm Mercer
NL Prospectors Association
Tel: 709 740 6000 or 709 364 7029