Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)

Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)

April 30, 2007 16:49 ET

AME BC: Mining Week Community Fair on Wednesday, May 16 Showcasing Mining's Role in Daily Life

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 30, 2007) - What minerals are used in computers? What job opportunities are there in the mining industry? These questions and many more will be answered in the Mining Week Community Fair, presented by the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) with the participation of Geoscience BC, the Mineral Resources Education Program of BC, the Mining Association of British Columbia, and the BC Museum of Mining.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Lawn in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

Different pavilions will showcase the roles that minerals and mining play in our daily lives.

- Home and office - minerals used in a wide array of household items

- Entertainment and leisure - minerals used in entertainment, sporting, and leisure equipment

- British Columbia - showcasing maps and rock samples of the province

- Association - displaying the latest projects of the involved associations

School groups from around the Lower Mainland will participate in a number of hands-on activities hosted by the Mineral Resources Education Program of BC and the BC Museum of Mining, and everyone is welcome to grab some free popcorn and enjoy the fair.

"The Mining Week Community Fair is a great opportunity for the public to learn about mineral exploration and mining," says Dan Jepsen, President & CEO, AME BC. "Our daily lives are dependent on mineral products, and BC mines provide materials for everything from mountain bikes to operating room equipment. Mineral exploration and mining are safe, generate high-wage family-supporting jobs, and leave an extremely light footprint on BC's landscape."

About AME BC:

AME BC represents over 3,900 members including geoscientists, prospectors, engineers, entrepreneurs, exploration companies, suppliers, mineral producers, and associations who are directly or indirectly engaged in mineral exploration in British Columbia and throughout the world. Through leadership, partnerships, and advocacy, AME BC promotes a sustainable environment and business climate for the mineral exploration industry on behalf of its members. AME BC is regarded as the predominant voice of mineral exploration and related issues in the province.

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