Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF)

Shared Funding Exploration Grants: >$30K up to $200K (50/50)
2020-21 Grant Recipients
Number Company Project Name Commodity Amount
MRDF-2020-SF-035 Orex Exploration Inc. Goldboro Gold $150,000
MRDF-2020-SF-037 Seabourne Resources Inc. Shot Rock Gold $75,000
MRDF-2020-SF-041 ScoZinc Mining Ltd. Scotia Mine Pre-feasibility Study Zinc, Lead $150,000
MRDF-2020-SF-053 Atlantic Mining NS Inc. Tusket Triangle Gold $75,000
Total
$450,000


Prospecting and Exploration Grants: Maximum $30K (plus $5K for student funding available)
2020-21 Grant Recipients

Number

Applicant

Company

Project Name

Commodity

Amount

MRDF-2020-PE-003

Henry Schenkels

Neil Gobhas Brook

Gold

$25,000

MRDF-2020-PE-004

Bruce Mitchell

Ocean Lake

Gold

$10,400

MRDF-2020-PE-005

John Wightman

Egypt Road

Indium, Base Metals

$20,000

MRDF-2020-PE-006

Henry Schenkels

Minister’s Brook

Gold

$30,000

MRDF-2020-PE-007     

Perry Bezanson

Moosehead

Gold

$30,000

MRDF-2020PE-008

Alex MacKay

New Britain

Silver, Lead, Zinc, Copper

$30,000

MRDF-2020-PE-009

Henry Schenkels

Indian Harbour Lake

Gold

$30,000

MRDF-2020-PE-010

Patrick Bellefontaine

East Bay Hills

Gold

$5,500

MRDF-2020-PE-011

Patrick Bellefontaine

Sporting Mountain

Gold

$15,000

MRDF-2020-PE-014

Garth DeMont

Dayspring Lake

Gold

$27,500

MRDF-2020-PE-015

Patrick Bellefontaine

MacLeod’s Brook

Gold

$10,000

MRDF-2020-PE-016

Billy Shaw

W&S Shaw Enterprises

Beech Hill Gold

Gold

$17,000

MRDF-2020-PE-019

Jim Michaelis

Basin Metals Ltd.

Lower Burlington

Lead, Zinc, Barite

$30,000

MRDF-2020-PE-020

Jim Michaelis

Basin Metals Ltd.

Wade Lake

Lead, Zinc, Barite, Copper

$30,000

MRDF-2020-PE-022

Gregory Morris

Tower Resources

Harrigan Cove

Gold

$19,800

MRDF-2020-PE-023

Brayden St. Pierre

Sugarloaf North

Gold

$25,000

MRDF-2020-PE-024

Perry Bezanson

Cameron Dam

Gold

$12,100

MRDF-2020-PE-025

Perry MacKinnon

3302051 NS Ltd.

Oceanview

Copper

$26,900

MRDF-2020-PE-026

Duncan MacInnis

New Road Resources Ltd.

MacKillop’s Pond

Gold, Zinc

$30,000

MRDF-2020-PE-027

John Shurko

Spark Minerals Inc.

Bass River

Cobalt

$35,000

MRDF-2020-PE-028

Rick Horne

Scratch Exploration and Mining Corporation Ltd.

Mooseland East

Gold

$32,300

MRDF-2020-PE-044

Lindsay Allen

Elk Exploration Ltd.

West Gore

Antimony, Gold

$18,600

MRDF-2020-PE-046

Rick Horne

Scratch Exploration and Mining Corporation Ltd.

Caribou North

Gold

$10,500

MRDF-2020-PE-047

Charles Banks

 

Sibley Road

Kaolin

$33,000

MRDF-2020-PE-049

Ron Hawkes

Heraldry Gold Corp.

Whiteburn Sampling

Gold

$20,000

MRDF-2020-PE-077

Jim Michaelis

Basin Metals Ltd.

Tennycape-Gormanville

Silver, Lead, Copper Zinc

$35,000

Total

$608,600



Education, Outreach, and Engagement Grants: Maximum $50K
2020-21 Grant Recipients

Number

Company

Project Name

Amount

MRDF-2020-ED-066

Eduterra Consulting

Prospector Education Program Update

$7,500

MRDF-2020-ED-067

Mining Association of Nova Scotia

Prospector and Explorationist Database

$15,000

MRDF-2020-ED-078

Mining Association of Nova Scotia

Mine Reclamation Time-lapse Video

$5,300

Total

$27,800



Innovation Grants: Maximum $200K
2020-21 Grant Recipients

Number

Applicant

Company

Project Name

Amount

MRDF-2020-IN-073

Steven’s Solution & Design

 

Gold Exploration Software

$86,000

MRDF-2019-IN-010

Christa Boudreau, Robert Singer

Saint Mary's University

Cyanide Free Gold Recovery

$100,000

 

 

Total

$186,000



Post Secondary Research Grants: Maximum $90K
2020-21 Grant Recipients

Number

Applicant

Company

Project Name

Amount

MRDF-2020-RS-059

James Brennan, Jacob Hanley

Dalhousie University

South Mountain Batholith

$27,800

MRDF-2020-RS-060

Donnelly Archibald, Sandra Barr

St.F.X./Acadia University

Eastern Meguma Terrane

$71,500

MRDF-2019-RS-032

Deanne van Rooyen/Sandra Barr

Cape Breton University

Central Cape Breton Highlands

$14,400

 

 

 

Total

$204,300