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By Dr. David Good, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Nov. 7, 2017 at 5:30pm in London, ON
Hosted by APGO in partnership with Western University
Come and join us at APGO's networking event at Western University. Dr. David Good, guest speaker, will be citing multi-disciplinary examples related to the mining sector that illustrate the importance for developing an awareness of the interconnected nature of resource development and society.
By Dr. David Good, Ph.D., P.Geo., Dr. David Lentz, Ph. D., P.Geo., Dr. Jim Miller, Ph.D.
Nov. 13 & 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay
Space is limited, Register online.
Using geochemistry to its fullest potential in exploration, this two-day course will introduce and expand on the fundamentals of geochemistry for a board range of Ni-Cu-PGE and Au systems.
Nov. 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Victoria Room, Cambridge Suites Toronto
15 Richmond Street East, Toronto, ON
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer McKelvie, Ph.D., P.Geo., Senior Scientist, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Presentation: The Role of Geoscientists in Evidence-Based Decision Making
Don't miss the opportunity to connect with professional geoscientists and listen to Dr. McKelvie's talk on the importance of the role of geoscientists in decision-making processes that impact and shape communities.
|Mark your calendar! APGO Networking Event in Sudbury
Nov. 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Lexington Hotel & Conference Centre, Conference Lounge
In partnership with Sudbury Geological Discussion Group
Guest Speaker: Dr. Pablo Saboron, Research Scientist, SETI
Presentation: Advanced Planetary Sensing — Technology Opportunities for Mine and Mineral Industries
More information to be posted soon.
Hosted and Sponsored by APGO in partnership with the MOECC
Jan. 15, 2018 in Toronto
Jan. 17, 2018 in Guelph
The MOECC released an updated streamlined risk assessment tool called the Modified Generic Risk Assessment (MGRA) Approved Model in November 2016 as part of its ongoing modernization of the brownfields risk assessment program. A training session will be held to introduce the different features of this tool and how to use them. The day will be divided into two parts: a) the morning session will comprise of introductory topics for everyone interested in MGRA for Brownfields sites, and b) the afternoon session will comprised of advanced topics geared for Qualified Persons for Risk Assessment. More information will be posted soon at www.apgo.net.
Disclaimer: The events and media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
Nov. 7, 2017
Guest Speaker: Ms Veronica DiCecco, MASc., of the Royal Ontario Museum
Presentation: Tales of the Royal Ontario Museum Mineralogy Lab
Kings Crossing Tap and Grill (second floor meeting rooms)
197 George Street, Peterborough (next to the old train station just north of the Holiday Inn)
Southern Ontario Groundwater Community
Feb. 28 and March 1, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Delta Hotel, Guelph, ON
The 2018 open house for the Southern Ontario Groundwater Community will consist of two days of presentations and posters hosted collaboratively by the Ontario Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of Canada and Conservation Ontario.
Disclaimer: The media articles featured in Field Notes do not express or reflect the opinions of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, or any employee thereof.
Thank you Dennis Waddington, P.Geo. for submitting this article. The world doesn't stop spinning. But every so often, it slows down. For decades, scientists have charted tiny fluctuations in the length of Earth's day: Gain a millisecond here, lose a millisecond there. At the recent annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, two geophysicists argued that these minute changes could be enough to influence the timing of major earthquakes — and potentially help forecast them.
On Oct. 28, 1942, natural gas was injected into a naturally-occurring, depleted pinnacle reef formation at Dawn, marking the birth of Canada's first commercially successful underground storage pool. Dawn is now Canada's largest integrated natural gas storage facility and an integral part of North America's gas infrastructure.
Canadian Occupational Safety
The government of Ontario is targeting hazards that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in mines and mining plants.
Until Nov. 30, Ministry of Labour inspectors will focus on MSD hazards, slips, trips and falls during visits to mining workplaces as part of an enforcement blitz. In particular, inspectors will focus on hazards that can increase the risk of MSDs during manual material handling tasks and when using equipment that can cause hand-arm vibration.
Northern Ontario Business
The convoy of 64,000-pound, big white trucks move a few metres down a road in the Capreol area of Sudbury before coming to a stop. Each lets down a vibration pad. There's a low humming noise, and the earth begins to shake.
They're part of the first phase of the Metal Earth project, a $104 million, seven-year research project run by the Mineral Exploration Research Centre, the research arm of Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University.
The town's wastewater treatment plant is generating its own source of renewable energy and saving thousands of dollars in the process.
The switch from natural gas to methane gas was made nearly three months ago and it's been working "pretty much flawlessly ever since," said Trent Hills' general manager of infrastructure renewal and public works administration, Scott White.
Canadian Mining Journal
Toronto-based Gowest Gold is now developing ore on the 45-metre level as it takes a bulk sample from its Bradshaw gold deposit at the North Timmins project, 50 kilometres northeast of Timmins. As of Oct. 17, total underground development at the Bradshaw site had reached 790 metres. The ramp was complete to the 30-metre level and the team has started to cross cut the ore there. Cross-cutting is also underway on the 45-metre level. The mine plans calls for the ramp to reach the 60-metre level, and that work will begin shortly.
Mining engineer Sydney Miller had never met the students on her four-person team before the World Mining Competition started in Saskatoon recently.
Within 36 hours, the group had developed a complex mining strategy in response to a detailed question in a 26-page case study. The multi-disciplinary teams of business, engineering and geology students from around the world each got the chance to present those strategies to a panel of judges.
Atop a jagged, 15-metre-high cliff on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera sit two enormous boulders, known as "The Cow and the Bull." Each is several times taller than a person; the squatter and wider of the two, the "Bull," weighs around a thousand tons. The boulders are a tourist attraction, but in recent years, they've become much more than that — a scientific mystery that has been intensely scrutinized because of the lessons it could hold about climate change.
The idea of coal as a scarce commodity seems somewhat preposterous given it remains one of the most abundant mineral resources on the planet, but the coming years may see a deficit in seaborne markets for the polluting fuel.
The current debate surrounding coal is generally one of how long it will continue to play a role in the world's energy mix before it is replaced by cleaner alternatives, mainly renewables such as wind and solar.
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