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2017 Prince George

The City of Prince George would like to thank all of those that contributed to the success of Minerals North 2017.  Copies of presentations will be provided as they come available and will be linked into the agenda provided below.    A copy of the exhibitor list is also provided.  


Tuesday, April 25th - programming 

Mt. Milligan Mine Tour  

This tour included a full run through of the mining processes used at Mount Milligan.  Many noteworthy locations will be visited, such as the mine pit, the control room, and the processing plant. In addition, a discussion was held that covered the history of the site, how Mount Milligan was developed and how the site operates today.  

Swiftwater and Frozen Surfaces: The Latest  Techniques for Safe Field Work 

This was a technical session on techniques that can be used to ensure one’s safety. In addition, individuals will be exposed to the various types of equipment that can be used to reduce risk while near swiftwater. 

Prince George Geological Transect Tour  

Members of the Prince George Exploration Group led a half day long geological transect across the Prince George district. The aim of this expedition was to explore and discuss the geological history and bedrock of the area, including the prospectivity of various economic minerals both locally and more regionally. 

Wednesday, April 26th - morning program

Welcome and Conference Opening with Mayor Lyn Hall, Lheidli T'enneh blessing and remarks from MNCA President Andrew Webber

 Industry Updates

Association for Mineral Exploration BC - Glen Wonders, VP Technical and Government Affairs 

Mining Association of BC - Brian Cox, VP Corporate Affairs 

Regional Geologist Update - Paul Jago, Regional Geologist, Ministry of Energy and Mines

Ministry of Energy and Mines, Update      

Project Updates 

Pretivm - Kevin Torpy, General Manager Brucejack  

Engold - Rob Shives, VP Exploration  

Newgold - Tim Bekhuys, Director Blackwater Project 

AuRico Metals - Chris Rockingham, VP Development 

Wednesday April 26th - afternoon program 

Keynote speaker Gianni Kovacevic - Value of Mining in Green Technologies
“Realistic Environmentalist, "Scientist", Humanitarian & Story Teller Gianni Kovacevic has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique insights into wide ranging topics such as modern energy, the rise of the new spending class and how the environment and investment often go hand-in-hand.  With over 20,000 hours of combined research, he is a sought-after commentator to these themes and an established expert on copper and its applications. An avid proponent of "realistic environmentalism", he is frequently interviewed by the media with his unique way of applying the algebraic way of thinking to solving global problems.  In his book, "My Electrician Drives a Porsche?", Gianni shares how his related study of the World's unstoppable trends of changing demographics, technology and the changing energy mix were the catalyst to having coined such phrases as 'realistic environmentalism', 'Prague syndrome' and 'The 4% Club'. “

Plenary sessions:

Geoscience BC update - Bruce Madu, VP Minerals and Mining, Geoscience BC

Environmental Assessments to Permitting - Improving the Approach - Jason Jones, Ecologist Ecologic  
Working with an Independent Environmental Monitor in the Mining Sector - Cedric Robert and Jayson Kurtz, Ecofish Research  

Ascentech - Blair Craft Senior Systems Manager, Ascentech  

Thursday, April 27th - morning program 

Plenary Sessions

Cost Savings Through Automation - Trevor Fedyk, President Global Resource Design

Gamma Ray Spectrometry for Exploration - Rob Shives, Engold

New Generation of Helicopter Time Domain Electromagnetic Systems for Mineral Exploration in Rough Terrain - Gary Tipper, Regional Sales Manager SkyTEM Surveys

Industry/Project Updates

Imperial Metals - Steve Robertson, VP Corporate
Centerra Gold - A look at Mount Milligan and Endako Mine - Kosta Sainis, Environmental Superintendent 
Seabridge Gold: KSM and Iskut Project Updates - Brent Murphy, VP Seabridge Gold 

Plenary Sessions 
Can Large Resource Developments Contribute to Sustainability in Indigenous Communities - Debra Stokes, Sustainability Specialist TBL Consultants
Focus on International Mining: FCM Collaborative efforts in Peru - Mayor Lori Acherman, Fort St. John  

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