The 2017 Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase "Prospecting:  Where it all Begins!" is about the exciting discoveries that continue to make Ontario one of the most attractive places in the world to explore!  The Ontario Prospectors Exploration Showcase is a unique conference that has been expanded to 3 days highlighting the Province of Ontario!!!  

April 4 to 6, Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay.  This will be the the meeting place for investors, business people and geologists that drive the exploration industry and it will be a focused networking event.  

Historical research has revealed that this year is the Centennial event of "Prospectors and Mining Men" gatherings in Ontario.  Click here for 1917 excerpt

This year, to highlight rocks and the geology of company projects we are having a Core Shack room.  As well, Prospectors will be doing presentations and having displays amongst the companies and services providers.

Agenda is now available…..Please click here for Agenda

To register as a Delegate Click here for Delegate Registration Form

Exhibits Click here for the Exhibitors and floor plan

Become a Sponsor!!!  Click here for the 2017 Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities form

Accommodations can be made at the Valhalla Inn (Group booking #170403MINE) or other surrounding hotels.  Click here for Accommodation list

The NWOPA (Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association) Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.  This is a ticketed event ($50.00) and tickets are available for purchase on registration forms.

The Prospectors Centennial Bash (buffet dinner and live band – The Hoolies) will be held Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.  This is a ticketed event ($50.00) and tickets are available for purchase on registration forms.  SOLD OUT!!

The Explorers Cup (4th annual) will take place on Monday, April 3 at the Fort William Gardens at 1 p.m.  Come out and cheer your favourite hockey player on!!! No charge, however, donations to charity are accepted and appreciated.  The Salvation Army is the recipient.  

Thanks to our Sponsors!! smiley

Centennial Event Sponsor

Abitibi Geophysics Inc.  

Fladgate Exploration Consulting Corporation

Diamond Level

Chibougamau Diamond Drilling Ltd.

Wiskair Helicopters

Platinum Level

Goldcorp – Musselwhite Mine

 Mines Richmont Inc.

Parks Enviornmental Inc.  

Premier Gold Mines Ltd.

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

Pure Gold Mining Inc.

Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)

Gold Level

Activation Laboratories Ltd.


Chaltrek Geological Supplies Inc.

Alex Glatz

Golder Associates

Hardrock Extension Inc.

Historical Prospecting

In Good Standing

Pacific Iron Ore Corporation

Pavey Ark Minerals Inc.

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Stillwater Canada Inc.

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited  


Core Shack

Orbit Garant Drilling

Awards Dinner

Niigaani Drilling