Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF)

Shared Funding Exploration Grants: >$20K up to $200K (50/50)
2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

See Open File Map ME 2018-004 (Revised September 11, 2018)

Number Company Project Name Commodity Amount
MRDF-2018-SF-037 Chilean Minerals Bass River Copper, Cobalt, Base Metals, Gold $52,000
MRDF-2018-SF-040 Transition Metals Corp. Highland Gold Gold $95,000
Total
$147,000


Prospecting and Exploration Grants: Maximum $20K
2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients
Revised September 11, 2018

See Open File Map ME 2018-004 (Revised September 11, 2018)

Number Applicant Company Project Name Commodity Amount
MRDF-2018-PE-030 Alex MacKay Cobequid Highlands IOCG Collaborative Project Copper, Gold $11,850
MRDF-2018-PE-031 Jim Michaelis Cobequid Highlands IOCG Collaborative Project Copper, Gold $11,850
MRDF-2018-PE-032 John Shurko 21 Alpha Resources Inc Cobequid Highlands IOCG Collaborative Project Copper, Gold $20,000
MRDF-2018-PE-033 Lindsay Allen Elk Exploration Ltd. Cobequid Highlands IOCG Collaborative Project Copper, Gold $19,700
MRDF-2018-PE-028Alex MacKay New Britain Zinc, Lead, Silver $20,000
MRDF-2018-PE-025 John Wightman Inglisville Road Co Project Cobalt $10,700
MRDF-2018-PE-027 Jim Michaelis Tennycape Copper, Base Metals $19,000
MRDF-2018-PE-015 Perry MacKinnon Barclay kaolin deposit bulk sample Kaolin $7,700
MRDF-2018-PE-024 John Wightman Inglisville mountain Co Project Cobalt $16,050
MRDF-2018-PE-017 Perry MacKinnon 3302051 Nova Scotia ltd. Oceanview mobile metal ion survey, 2018 Cobalt, Bismuth $16,750
MRDF-2018-PE-019 John Shurko 21 Alpha Resources Inc New Ross maganese Project Manganese $20,000
MRDF-2018-PE-016 Perry MacKinnon Meadowvale Gold $7,050
MRDF-2018-PE-002 Henry Schenkels Minister Brook Gold $16,900
MRDF-2018-PE-008 Perry Bezanson Ecum Secum East Gold $20,000
MRDF-2018-PE-004 Arthur Crowell Beaver Dam East Gold $16,950
Total
$234,500


Major Project Grants: Maximum $500K or higher if required
2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

Number Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2018-MP-067 Mining Association of Nova Scotia Minerals Play Fairway - Needs Assessment of Airborne Geophysical Data $62,000
Total
$62,000


Education, Outreach, and Engagement Grants: Maximum $50K
2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

Number Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2018-ED-062 Mining Association of Nova Scotia Industry Education Conference: Consultation and Safety $30,200
MRDF-2018-ED-063 Mining Association of Nova Scotia Time Lapse Reclamation Video $33,000
Total
$63,200


Innovation Grants: Maximum $200K
2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

Number Applicant Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2018-IN-058 Linda Campbell Saint Mary's University Developing an Innovative In-situ "Made in Nova Scotia" remediation strategy for enhancing natural recovery of highly contaminated mine tailing impacted wetlands $142,000
  
Total
$142,000


Research Grants: Maximum $90K
2018 - 2019 Grant Recipients

Number Applicant Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2018-RS-049 Graham Layne / Sandra Barr Memorial University /Acadia University Metallogeny of the Avalonian Mira Terrane, southeastern CBI $11,400
MRDF-2018-RS-050 Jacob Hanley Saint Mary's University Devopment of a Genetic Model and Exploration Criteria for a Epithermal-style Gold Mineralization in the Eastern Cobequid Highlands $47,500
MRDF-2018-RS-051 Erin Adlakha-Kerr Saint Mary's University An investigation of polymetallic (Co-Ni-Au-Ag-Bi) veins of Nictaux Falls, Annapolis Valley, NS $36,950
MRDF-2018-RS-047 James Brenan Dalhousie University Redox State of the South Mountain Batholith: A Reconnaissance study $9,750
   
Total
$105,600