To help encourage local prospecting activities, The Manitouwadge Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has purchased a Beep Mat with grant funding made available from the Community Stabilization Fund. The Beep Mat is an instrument that anyone can use, with minimal training, to identify base metals in the ground.
This technology is already used by prospectors and has been successful in discovering base metal mineralization in the Manitouwadge area. Until now, the high cost of the equipment or difficulty finding one available to rent made it almost impossible for you to get access to a Beep Mat. Now a Beep Mat will be kept available in Manitouwadge for anyone to use in the hope that minerals will be identified and a new mine may one day open in the region.
The MEDC welcomes you to come and try your luck by staking a claim in the Manitouwadge area.
Please find below the rental contract and the manuels for use with the Beep Mat.
Also you will see a picture of what the beep mat looks like: