Acceptable expenditures include: assaying, sampling, trenching, consumable items, equipment rentals, professional geophysical or geochemical services, Prospector’s Exchange expenses (at the Exploration, Mining and Petroleum conference) 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.
Most prospecting costs are eligible including the following:
- Travel allowance of 50¢ per kilometre, cannot exceed 50% of approved expenditures (not grant total) up to a maximum of $3000 (only in-province travel accepted).
- Sample administration costs of $10 per sample (rock, silt, soil, vegetation, water) providing:
- the samples are analyzed;
- sample locations are reported, and
- analytical results are submitted.
- All analytical costs from accredited laboratories, if accompanied by receipts and sample locations are reported.
- Shipping costs for sample analysis.
- Trenching costs on mineral claims but not drilling costs (unless approved by the Program Coordinator).
- Professional services from accredited geophysical contractors (if approved by the Program Coordinator).
- Up to 5 % of grant total (to a maximum $300) for consumable items, such as sample bags, flagging tape, some office supplies, maps, insect repellant, sunscreen, etc. (at the discretion of the Program Coordinator). Receipts are required.
- Rental of sampling or geophysical surveying equipment (if approved by the Program Coordinator).
- Up to 50% of the cost of a GPS, to a maximum of $250 (one time only).
- Those NBPAP recipients who register for the "Prospector’s Exchange" (Core Shack at the EMP conference) and present results of work (e. g. a poster display) may claim up to a maximum of $600. Eligible Prospector’s Exchange expenses include: meals and mileage as per provincial government per diem (receipts not required), EMP conference registration fees (receipts required), and accommodations (receipts required).
To claim your travel expenses, please use the travel log form. Note: Only in-province travel accepted.