MDRU contributes education, training and research for the benefit of the minerals industry because of the support we get from our industry partners.  We rely on a membership fees to provide sustaining funds to operate so that we can give back to the minerals community.

Be part of the equation and join to become an MDRU Corporate Member.

There are various ways to submit payment.
By cheque, please make payment to “University of British Columbia” and mail to MDRU at:
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
2020 – 2207 Main Mall, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

By credit card, or we can send you an invoice, or we can give you wire payment details.
Please email


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Member Resources

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Current Members

We appreciate the support from all of our members. See the list of current MDRU Corporate Members.

MDRU Corporate Membership Levels

We appreciate your support. A range of membership levels are available to accommodate the diversity of our industry.

Foundation $25,000 – Open to all companies looking to make a contribution and receive benefits from high level interactions with MDRU research and training. Eligible for a seat on the MDRU Board of Directors.

Major Producer $10,000
– For companies with two or more operating mines.

Emerging Producer $5,000 – For mid-tier producers with a single large mine or several small operating mines.

Exploration Stable $4,000 – For junior exploration groups with several companies under one umbrella, with benefits for each company and all employees.

Support Services $3,000 – For companies that provide services to exploration and mining companies, e.g. consulting firms, laboratories, drilling service providers, environmental consultants.

Junior Explorer $1,500 – For junior exploration companies without operating mines

Individual $500 – For single consultants, retired explorers, and enthusiastic supporters

Member Benefits

As an MDRU member, you are supporting research, education and training for a better smarter and more successful industry. Your company also has the opportunity to access a variety resources and benefits.


  • MDRU Researchers have extensive experience and are available to discuss your exploration issues
  • UBC Professors can provide a range of expertise and research experience
  • Dedicated MDRU staff can provide technical, research and analytical support
  • MDRU students are trained to flourish in the industry and graduate ready for employment
  • Visiting Professors and Lecturers provide learning and collaboration opportunities


Training & Events

  • MDRU Corporate Members receive exclusive or priority notice for many events and opportunities
  • Be first in line to join our short courses or participate in field trips
  • Corporate Members receive significant discounts for all events with registration
  • Set-up a bespoke in-house training for your team with our experts
  • Let us help you learn to use industry standard software to solve problems
  • Exclusive invitations to industry talks and social events


  • We can provide access to specialized analytical equipment
  • Rock and sample preparation services
  • Microscopes and optical imaging
  • Fluid inclusion analysis
  • C & O stable isotope analysis
  • Alteration studies using TerraSpec SWIR spectroscopy
  • Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy
  • Access to scientific journals, industry newsletters and magazines
  • Access to project archives and assets including the BHP Island Copper archives and UBC Pb-isotope & galena archive.
  • Plug into our GIS and computing facilities and advanced software
  • Members-only password-protected website of selected past project reports, maps and data sets, including unpublished technical reports
Current Members
Foundation Members
Corporate Members
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd.
Alamos Gold Inc.
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
Black Sea Copper and Gold Corp.
Brixton Metals Corporation
Centerra Gold Inc.
De Beers Group *NEW 2019*
Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.
Eldorado Gold Corp.
Equinox Gold Corp.
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. *NEW 2019*
FPX Nickel Corp.
GoldMining Inc.
Hecla Mining Company
High Power Exploration Inc.
Imperial Metals Corporation
Independence Gold Corp.
K2 Gold Corporation
Liberty Gold Corp.
MAG Silver Corp.
Minerva Intelligence Inc. *NEW 2019*
Minera Cobre de Colombia S.A.S
Nevada Exploration Inc. *NEW 2019*
Newcrest Mining Limited
Newmont Mining Corporation
NGEx Resources Inc.
Nord Gold SE
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
Pretium Resources Inc.
Quantum Pacific Exploration (QPX)
Rio Tinto
Riverside Resources Inc.
Seabridge Gold Inc.
SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Triumph Gold Corp.
Uranium Energy Corp.
Vale Exploration Canada Inc.
Government Associates
British Columbia Geological Survey
Colombia Geological Survey (SGC)
Geological Survey of Canada
Yukon Geological Survey
Individual Members
Alfonso Rodriguez
Brock Riedell
Christopher Smith
Debbie James
Daniel Brisbin
Matt Bodnar *NEW 2019*
Kim Heberlein
Pim van Geffen
Raymond Strafehl *NEW 2019*
Shane Ebert
MDRU Founders
Alastair Sinclair
John McDonald
Peter Bradshaw