What is eligible?
Most prospecting costs are eligible including the following:
- Travel allowance of 40¢ per kilometre, cannot exceed 50% of approved expenditures (not grant total) up to a maximum of $3000.
- All analytical costs (including shipping) from accredited laboratories, if accompanied by receipts.
- Standard sample collection costs of $20 per sample (rock, silt, soil, vegetation, water) providing:
– the samples are analyzed;
– sample locations are reported, and
– analytical results are submitted.
- Trenching costs on mineral claims but not drilling costs (unless approved by Coordinator).
- Professional services from accredited geophysical contractors (if approved by Coordinator).
- Claim staking costs of $10 per unit.
- Up to 10% of approved expenditures to a maximum of $500, for consumable items (maps, sample bags, pack sacks, hand-sampling tools, flagging tape, markers, insect repellent, etc.); if in doubt, contact Coordinator.
- A maximum of $100 can be used for report-writing expenses.
- Rental of sampling or geophysical surveying equipment (if approved by Coordinator).
- Up to 50% of the cost of a GPS, to a maximum of $250 (one time only).
- Please note that anyone who registers for the "Prospectors' Exchange" (Core Shack), and puts up a display may claim up to a maximum of $500 (receipts required). Meals and mileage expenses as per provincial government per diem.
Approved expenditures include: assaying, sampling, trenching, consumable items, report writing, claim staking, equipment rentals, professional geophysical services, Prospector Exchange expenses and any other related ground work. Related ground work shall be defined as anything that provides geological information about the area being explored, e.g. geophysics, etc.
To claim your travel expenses, please use the travel log form.
What is not eligible?
Some examples of ineligible expenses (if in doubt, contact the Coordinator):
- Wages and capital expenses;
- Meal allowance as a prospecting cost