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2020 brings a first for Xplor

21 August 2020

XPLOR is the place for Quebec’s mining exploration industry to meet. It’s the one time of year when the entire industry comes together under one roof. However, for everyone’s safety, the QMEA has decided to hold Xplor 2020 virtually. The program and registration will soon be available on the Association’s website.


Restoration obligations of mineral exploration companies under the Québec Mining Act

29 July 2020

  In order to assist in the rehabilitation of abandoned mineral exploration sites in Nunavik, dating as far back as several decades, the mining industry recognized the need for action and in 2007, created the Fonds Restor-Action Nunavik. Since 2007, a partnership with the Kativik Regional Government, Makivik Corporation and the Ministry of Energy and […]


COVID 19 – Measures to relaunch exploration

9 April 2020

We would like to update you about COVID-19 and its impacts on mineral exploration.



18 March 2020

In light of the global concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak and the Government of Quebec’s announcement on March 12, 2020, we would like to inform you of our status. At this time, the QMEA is continuing to operate as normal, including Explo Abitibi and Xplor 2020.


The first Standards developed for mineral exploration companies

23 October 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rouyn-Noranda, October 23, 2019 — The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA) is celebrating the launch of a mineral exploration certification. This initiative is a world first for our industry and addresses environmental, social and economic concerns of stakeholders and investors. Two standards have been developed: – UL 2723 ECOLOGO Certification Program for […]


Join us at the Xplor 2019 Awards Gala! | QMEA

1 October 2019

The Xplor convention brings together stakeholders who contribute to the development of the mineral sector in Québec. It gathers more than 1,000 participants and 100 exhibitors under one roof. Every year, as part of the Xplor convention, the QMEA honours members who work to improve the development of mineral exploration. By recognizing these members’ contributions, […]


The Centre de formation professionnelle de la Baie-James (CFPBJ) has inaugurated a new high-fidelity mining equipment simulator.

19 June 2019

CHIBOUGAMAU, QC, May 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – The Centre de formation professionnelle de la Baie-James (CFPBJ) has inaugurated a new high-fidelity mining equipment simulator. The acquisition of this tool for training in the mining sector was made possible through initial funding for CFPBJ’s ore extraction study program. In addition, the Ministère de l’Éducation et […]



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