Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF)

Nova Scotia Mineral Resources Development Fund (MRDF)

Shared Funding Exploration Grants: >$30K up to $100K (50/50)
2021-22 Grant Recipients

Number

Company

Project Name

Commodity

Amount

MRDF-2021-SF-01

Spark Minerals

Bass River

Copper, Gold, Cobalt

$77,600

MRDF-2021-SF-05

Basin Metals

Lower Burlington IP and Drilling

Base Metals

$83,200

MRDF-2021-SF-09

Heraldry Gold

Whiteburn Gold

Gold

$50,000

MRDF-2021-SF-10

Hudgtec Consulting

RiCo VMS-IOCG

Copper, Zinc, Gold

$80,000

MRDF-2021-SF-11

Exploration Orex

Goldboro

Gold

$100,000

MRDF-2021-SF-15

Aureus Gold

Aerial Geophysics Survey

Gold

$67,500

Total

$458,300

 

Prospecting and Exploration Grants: Maximum $30K (plus $5K for student funding available)
2021-22 Grant Recipients

Number

Applicant

Company

Project Name

Commodity

Amount

MRDF-2021-PE-01

Henry Schenkels

Mullach Brook

Gold

$35,000

MRDF-2021-PE-02

Henry Schenkels

Backbone Gold

Gold

$31,000

MRDF-2021-PE-03

Henry Schenkels

Mud Lake Fault

Gold

$31,500

MRDF-2021-PE-05

John Shurko

21Alpha Resources

New Ross Manganese

Manganese

$10,500

MRDF-2021-PE-06

Wayne Doucette

Island Lake

Gold

$30,000

MRDF-2021PE-08

Jefferey Burke

Solterra Georesources

Antigonish Highlands Critical

REEs, Zinc

$20,000

MRDF-2021-PE-010

Perry MacKinnon

Sunny Brae MMI Survey

Various

$24,000

MRDF-2021-PE-011

Bruce Mitchell

Ocean Lake

Various

$7,300

MRDF-2021-PE-014

Patrick Bellefontaine

Five Islands

Various

$30,000

MRDF-2021-PE-015

Patrick Bellefontaine

Five Islands South

Various

$30,000

MRDF-2021-PE-016

Perry MacKinnon

Westfield Oil Survey

Various

$3,200

MRDF-2021-PE-019

Duncan MacInnis

New Road Resources

MacKillops Pond

Various

$30,000

MRDF-2021-PE-020

Rick Horne

Caledonia

Various

$17,750

MRDF-2021-PE-022

John Wightman

Mount Cameron

Mount Cameron

Graphite

$30,000

MRDF-2021-PE-023

Charles Banks

Brazil Lake

REEs, Lithium

$8,200

MRDF-2021-PE-025

Ken Mallett

Renfrew UAV MAG Survey

Gold

$15,250

MRDF-2021-PE-033

Garth DeMont

Dayspring Lake

Gold

$3,300

MRDF-2021-PE-034

Lindsay Allen

Elk Exploration

West Gore

Gold, Antimony

$15,000

MRDF-2021-PE-037

James Milton

Mullach Brook Tributary

Gold

$3,500

MRDF-2021-PE-038

Charles Banks

.

Castle Fredericks

Base Metals

$6,400

MRDF-2021-PE-040

Jim Michaelis

Basin Metals

Windsor Basin UAV MAG Survey

Base Metals

$35,000

MRDF-2021-PE-042

Dale Dunlop

Windsor Basin UAV MAG Survey

Base Metals

$13,575

MRDF-2021-PE-043

Perry MacKinnon

West Gore UAV Survey

Gold, Antimony

$6,500

MRDF-2021-PE-045

John Wightman

Dominique

Tin, Cadmium, Indium, Zinc

$10,500

MRDF-2021-PE-048

John Wightman

Magnum Resources

Debert Lake

REEs

$12,750

Total

$460,225

 

Education, Outreach, and Engagement Grants: Maximum $50K
2021-22 Grant Recipients

Number

Company

Project Name

Amount

MRDF-2021-ED-01

Mining Association of Nova Scotia

Mineral Sector Economic Impact Study

$27,000

MRDF-2021-ED-03

Prospectors and Developers
Association of Canada Mining Matters (Mining Matters)

Geology, Engineering, Mining and Sustainability (GEMS) Resource Kits

$14,400

MRDF-2021-ED-04

Mining Society of Nova Scotia

AGM Conference

$2,000

MRDF-2021-ED-05

Saint Mary's University

MIAC Short Course

$19,150

MRDF-2021-ED-06

Eduterra Consulting

Introductory ESG Guide

$9,000

MRDF-2021-ED-07

Ann Timmermans on behalf of the Geological Association of Canada

GAC MAC

$12,600

MRDF-2021-ED-08

GeoLearns

Pebble Kit

$8,000

MRDF-2021-ED-09

Mining Association of Nova Scotia

Critical Minerals Social Media Advertising Campaign

$15,000

MRDF-2021-ED-11

Eduterra Consulting

ESG Workshop

$12,000

MRDF-2021-ED-12

Mining Association of Nova Scotia

Mineral Sector Economic Impact Study Presentation

$3,000

Total

$122,150

 

Post Secondary Research Grants: Maximum $90K
2021-22 Grant Recipients

Number

Applicant

Company

Project Name

Amount

MRDF-2021-RS-01

Mostafa Fayek & Alfredo Camacho

University of Manitoba

Critical Minerals Plutons

$90,000

MRDF-2021-RS-05

Sandra Barr & Deanne van Rooyen

Acadia University & Cape Breton University

Eastern Meguma Terrane

$45,700

MRDF-2021-RS-07

Jacob Hanley

Saint Mary's University

South Mountain Batholith

$89,450

MRDF-2021-RS-08

James Brenan & Jacob Hanley

Dalhousie University & Saint Mary's University

South Mountain Batholith

$20,600

Total

$245,750

 

Marketing Grants:
2021-22 Grant Recipients

Number

Applicant

Company

Project Name

Amount

MRDF-2021-MG-02

Ken Mallett

Professional Prospector and Developer's Association of New Scotland

Roundup Booth

$11,000

Total

$11,000