Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF)

Shared Funding Exploration Grants: >$20K up to $200K (50/50)
2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

See Open File Map ME 2019-005 (September, 2019)

Number Company Project Name Commodity Amount
MRDF-2019-SF-007 Avalon Advanced Materials East Kemptville Tin Project Tin $40,500
MRDF-2019-SF-013 Transition Metals Highland Gold Gold $100,000
MRDF-2019-SF-021 3302051 NS Ltd Oceanview Gold $26,500
MRDF-2019-SF-043 3302051 NS Ltd Caribou UAV Gold $20,000
MRDF-2019-SF-045 Golden Kamala Resources Egypt Road Tin, Indium, Base Metals $66,300
MRDF-2019-SF-050 3302051 NS Ltd Goldenville Gold $30,000
MRDF-2019-SF-051 Heraldry Gold Whiteburn Gold Gold $40,000
MRDF-2019-SF-053 Anaconda Mining Goldboro Gold $43,000
MRDF-2019-SF-054 Seabourne Resources Shot Rock Gold $43,000
Total
$409,300


Prospecting and Exploration Grants: Maximum $20K (plus $5K for student funding available)
2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

See Open File Map ME 2019-005 (September, 2019)

Number Applicant Company Project Name Commodity Amount
MRDF-2019-PE-001 Billy Shaw Beech Hill Gold Gold $16,500
MRDF-2019-PE-009 Bruce Mitchell Ocean Lake Gold $19,000
MRDF-2019-PE-015 Perry MacKinnon Cheticamp Gold $19,900
MRDF-2019-PE-016 John Shurko 21 Alpha Resources New Ross Manganese $20,000
MRDF-2019-PE-017 Henry Schenkels Erinville Gold $25,000
MRDF-2019-PE-019 Henry Schenkels Ministers Brook Gold $20,000
MRDF-2019-PE-023 Henry Schenkels Beaver Dam East Gold $3,200
MRDF-2019-PE-026 John Shurko 21 Alpha Resources Cheticamp Gold Gold $20,000
MRDF-2019-PE-029 Rick Horne Scratch Exploration Ferry Lake Gold $18,000
MRDF-2019-PE-034 Perry MacKinnon Meadowvale Gold $8,300
MRDF-2019-PE-035 Charles Banks Castle Frederick Lead, Zinc $19,900
MRDF-2019-PE-041 Charles Banks Inglisville Mountain Cobalt $19,900
MRDF-2019-PE-042 Alex MacKay New Britain Zinc, Lead, Silver $14,500
MRDF-2019-PE-044 Brayden St. Pierre Sugarloaf North Gold $16,800
MRDF-2019-PE-046 John Shurko 21 Alpha Resources Fisset Brook Gold, Silver, Copper $20,000
MRDF-2019-PE-048 Arthur Blake Mowbray Sugarloaf South Gold $24,000
MRDF-2019-PE-055 Bob Stewart Pockwock Gold $20,200
Total
$305,200


Major Project Grants: Maximum $500K or higher if required
2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

Number Applicant Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2019-MP-008 Minerals Research Association of NS Musquodoboit Valley Gypsum $66,000
MRDF-2019-MP-040 Sandra Barr Acadia University Geological Interpretation of Seismic Refraction Profile $15,000
Total
$81,000


Education, Outreach, and Engagement Grants: Maximum $50K
2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

Number Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2019-ED-006 Mining Association of Nova Scotia Industry Education Conferences: Best Practices, Environmental Management $36,900
Total
$36,900


Innovation Grants: Maximum $200K
2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

Number Applicant Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2019-IN-010 Christa Boudreau, Robert Singer Saint Mary's University Cyanide Free Gold Recovery $105,000
   
Total
$105,000


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

Number Applicant Company Project Name Amount
MRDF-2019-RS-030 Deanne van Rooyen, Sandra Barr Cape Breton University/Acadia University Pluton Mineralization, Cape Breton $10,800
MRDF-2019-RS-031 Donnelly Archibald, Sandra Barr Saint Francis Xavier University/Acadia University Eastern Meguma Terrane $20,000
MRDF-2019-RS-032 Donnelly Archibald Saint Francis Xavier University Antigonish County Cu Fe Au Deposit $46,500
MRDF-2019-RS-033 Graham Layne, Sandra Barr Memorial University/Acadia University Avalonian Mira Terrane $15,100
MRDF-2019-RS-047 Erin Adlakha Saint Mary's University Co Ni Metallogeny Northern Meguma Terrane $79,200
MRDF-2019-RS-057 Jacob Hanley Saint Mary's University Reducing Exploration Footprint in the Eastern Cobequid Highlands $32,700
Total
$204,300


Tier II Marketing Grants: Maximum $90K
2019 - 2020 Grant Recipients

Number Applicant Project Name Amount
MRDF-2019-MG-014 Mining Association of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Gold Show $50,000
Total
$50,000