West Coast Placer has a number of services to offer the mining industry.  Specifically catering to small mines and offering very competitive prices.

Bedrock Profiling

West Coast Placer utilizes a proprietary bedrock mapping technique to map bedrock on your claim.

Our technique accurately maps the depth to bedrock and allows us to create a topo map of the surface of your bedrock. This is the best technique to find and map ancient paleo-channels.

Our system has the following benefits:

  • Accurately map ancient channels
  • No permits required
  • Our system works in every type of ground, even permafrost.
  • Competitive pricing

For more info, check out our Bedrock Profiling page.

Channel Mapping

Drone Services

We offer high resolution aerial mapping acquired by autonomous drone.  The following products can be produced:

  • Orthophotos
  • 3D Point Clouds
  • Topo Maps
  • Printed Maps and more

More info on the Drone Services page.  Also check out this post on UAV Applications in Mining.



We offer prospecting services for placer or mineral claims.  Placer is the most fun though.  We can do initial site surveys, help you develop an exploration strategy and then execute that strategy. We have developed a successful sampling technique to find the gold on your claim and estimate the value of the reserve.

West Coast Placer has experience exploring for a variety commodities in locations all over North America.  We have been to Labrador, Baffin Island, NWT, Yukon, BC, United States and others.  Our speciality is placer gold but we also have experience with diamonds, uranium, copper, iron, nickel and gemstones.

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Claim Management

We can take care of every aspect of your mineral or placer claims.  Preparation and filing of statement of work reports, building required maps, keeping you claim from being forfeited, claim acquisition and transfers.

We can also take care of technical work reports and research on the history of an area.  Allow West Coast Placer to keep you claims in good standing.


GIS Mapping

We can produce maps of your claim from GPS data and information from the MTO.  These can include sample locations, aerial photos, terrain, and anything else.

We have the latest and greatest GIS software and training.  We can produce our own in house aerial data using a state of the art drone (Drone Services).  Many custom products can be produced.  We also offer printed maps.

More advanced GIS services are also available.