It appears that the thirst for mining and exploration is increasing and 2017 and is moving into positive territory. Vancouver Resources Investment Conference is taking place January 22-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Reviewing the companies presenting at this show it appears that the number of companies is a significant increase in comparison to last year. Plus this show now returns to the weekend before Round Up which allows greater participation and interest for the mining community for investors, suppliers and contractors. There will be a number of Northern BC companies at this event. The companies include IDM Mining, Independence Gold, GT Gold, Eagle Plains, Copper Fox, Colorado Resources, American Creek, Ascot Resources, Engold, Serengeti Resources, Valterra Resources as well as Zimtu Capital with their involvement with a number of junior exploration projects.