The technical sessions at Mineral Exploration Roundup are the foundation of the conference. All sessions will take place in the Stanley Park Ballroom on the second level of the Westin Bayshore. The AM sessions will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 11:30am; the PM sessions will begin at 2:30pm and conclude at 5:00pm. The session schedules will be posted to this page as they are confirmed.
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2013 Technical Sessions
Monday Morning - Official Opening and 2012 British Columbia, Alaska, Yukon, Nova Scotia and Northwest Territories Exploration Overviews
Sponsored by: Macquarie
In addition to the Opening Ceremonies, this session will provide British Columbia, Alaska, Yukon, Nova Scotia and Northwest Territories exploration reviews.
Monday Morning Schedule
Monday Afternoon - Exploring Deeper Smarter
Sponsored by: Teck Resources Limited
New exploration technologies and new ways of thinking about geology and mineral deposits are required to explore better and smarter in covered and deeper settings. Explorers are having to go deeper to acquire the geological information necessary to discover and develop the resources as near-surface deposits are increasingly rare. With risk and costs increasing dramatically with depth, having the right tools and mindset is critical to achieving cost-effective success. This session will provide the insight required to see into the earth to assess metal fertility, to identify anomalies with deep penetrating geochemistry, to see deeper with deep-imaging geophysics, to visualize rocks at depth with inversion modeling, and to get there using advanced drilling and mining technologies.
Monday Afternoon Schedule
Tuesday Morning – Public Geoscience: A Resource for You
Sponsored by: Teck Resources Limited
Public geoscience programs provide an important foundation for developing new concepts and knowledge of geology and mineral potential. This work, conducted by dedicated and experienced professionals, encourages new mineral exploration activity and helps in the successful targeting of minerals related investments. Geoscientists from the British Columbia Geological Survey, the Yukon Geological Survey, Geoscience BC and the Geological Survey of Canada will present recent successes from the field and research programs throughout the Canadian Cordillera. Talks will highlight results from current Cordilleran bedrock and surficial mapping initiatives, interpretations of geophysical and geochemical datasets, and compilation projects, and will present new insights into economic geology and mineral deposits of the Canadian Cordillera. Upgrades to digital information services are constantly being made by these organizations to ensure easy, efficient access to new geoscience data.
Tuesday Morning Schedule
Tuesday Afternoon: British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska: Mineral Exploration and Mining Highlights
Sponsored by: Foundex Exploration Ltd., Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd and Palmer Environmental Consulting Group Inc.
The Cordillera of British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska is host to a wide diversity of deposit types including a number of world-class ore bodies. It continues to attract significant mineral investment, particularly in exploration for gold (epithermal, shear zone and intrusion-related); porphyries (alkali and calc-alkalic Cu-Au and Cu-Mo); and base and precious metal-enriched VMS and Sedex deposits. Presentations in this session will showcase some of the highlights of recent mineral exploration and development activities.
Tuesday Afternoon Schedule
Wednesday Morning: Resources for Life - Building Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Tools to Meet Your Social and Environmental Responsibilities
Sponsored by: HDI
Increasingly, community engagement and environmental assessment are integrated into early stage exploration for mineral resources. Companies are realizing the benefits of integrating early engagement into their projects as it helps to build understanding and mutually beneficial relationships with indigenous peoples and communities. Taking the time early to nurture these relationships can provide valuable insights, economic opportunities, and training for the community members and capacity and local knowledge for companies. Likewise, early environmental assessment builds valuable baseline information which can inform and focus subsequent assessment work necessary for permitting, regulatory review, and future stages of mine development and operation. Tangible benefits include a more robust understanding of traditional knowledge and the biotic community; improved learning through data collection; and better decision making toward incorporating environmental and social values into projects.
This session will focus on practical tools for effective social engagement and environmental assessment during early stage exploration. Successful examples of implementation will also be examined. Finally, the speakers will be brought together in a panel discussion to share their insights on the current and future practice of resource exploration toward sustainable resources for life.
Wednesday Morning Schedule
Wednesday Afternoon: Canadian Exploration Highlights - Searching for Tomorrow's Resources - Today
Sponsored by: Imperial Metals Corporation
The demand for resources in our global economy is constantly evolving, especially as new technologies are implemented. We are witnessing a broad diversification of commodity exploration thoughout Canada, from special high-tech metals to new energy sources that will help shape our future. Canadian junior explorers have successfully adapted to this changing landscape and are creating a bright future for Canada’s resource sector. There are many exciting discoveries that will provide commodities for both existing and emerging markets for metals and energy.
Wednesday Afternoon Schedule
Thursday Morning: International Exploration Successes
Sponsored by: Endeavour Silver Corp.
In this new era of volatility, mineral explorers have just taken the latest round of global market uncertainty in their stride and continued working to deliver new discoveries around the world. High investment from years of elevated commodities prices has resulted in geologists and miners pushing out into less traditional areas, providing some great results and important insights for all explorers. Presentations in this session will showcase some of the international projects, teams, and approaches that generated exciting headlines during the year.
Thursday Morning Schedule
Thursday Afternoon: Are BRIC Countries and Other Growth Market Nations Still the Drivers of Future Commodity Demand Growth Amid Global Financial Uncertainty?
Sponsored by: Goldcorp Inc.
BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries have been the powerhouses of commodity demand growth in recent history, but continuing financial uncertainty in Europe and tepid recovery in developed economies (e.g., USA and Japan) has created a challenging environment for the BRIC countries to bolster demand growth. Such circumstances deliver a stimulating near-term climate for resource-oriented companies and investors alike that are looking for how and where to achieve growth.
Thursday Afternoon Schedule