MDRU contributes to improved education, training and research in exploration geoscience for the benefit of the minerals industry.  We can only do this because of the financial support that we get from our industry partners in the form of membership fees which provide essential sustaining funds for our operations.

Be a part of the equation, help us give back to the industry by becoming an MDRU Corporate Member.

Membership details are below, and there are various ways to pay membership fees.
By cheque, please make payment to “University of British Columbia” and mail to:
MDRU-Dept. of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
2020 – 2207 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

By credit card, click here.

By wire payment, email us for details at


Apply now and become a MDRU Corporate Member.


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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 resulting from high-level interactions with MDRU research and training.  Includes representation 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 revenue from operating mines

Individual $500 – For individual 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
Alamos Gold Inc.
Almaden Minerals Ltd.
Angkor Gold Corp.
AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd.
Brixton Metals Corporation
Centerra Gold Inc.
De Beers Group *NEW 2019*
Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
Eldorado Gold Corp.
Equinox Gold Corp.
Fireweed Zinc Ltd. *NEW 2019*
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. *NEW 2019*
FPX Nickel Corp.
GoldMining Inc.
Hecla Mining Company
High Power Exploration Inc.
Imperial Metals Corporation
Independence Gold Corp.
Jaxon Mining Inc. *NEW 2019*
K2 Gold Corporation
Klondike Gold Corp. *NEW 2019*
Kutcho Copper Corp. *NEW 2019*
Liberty Gold Corp.
MAG Silver Corp.
Minerva Intelligence Inc. *NEW 2019*
Nevada Exploration Inc. *NEW 2019*
Newcrest Mining Limited
Newmont Mining Corporation
Nord Gold SE
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
Pretium Resources Inc.
Riverside Resources Inc.
Seabridge Gold Inc.
Serengeti Resources 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
Geoscience BC
Yukon Geological Survey
Individual Members
Matt Bodnar *NEW 2019*
Daniel Brisbin
Ron Britten *NEW 2019*
Greg Davison *NEW 2019*
Kim Heberlein
Debbie James
Krisztina Pandur *NEW 2019*
Brock Riedell
Alfonso Rodriguez
Christopher Smith
Raymond Strafehl *NEW 2019*
MDRU Founders
Peter Bradshaw
John McDonald
Alastair Sinclair