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The AEG Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh is underway!
We have experienced some great technical sessions, field trips and guest tours so far at AEG's 58th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh! The AEG Foundation awarded scholarships and grants to well deserving students at the Opening Session on Wednesday. AEG awards have been given out at the Awards Luncheon and Corporate Business Meeting on Thursday. AEG geared up to present even more outstanding awards Thursday evening at the Annual Banquet!

It has been a wonderful meeting so far, and we hope you enjoy the remaining events. If you are with us in Pittsburgh, please stop at the AEG Annual Meeting at Kona booth next to registration to learn more about next year's meeting!
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Integra takes geology of Sigma-Lamaque to the global stage
The Northern Miner
Integra Gold's historical dataset for the former Sigma-Lamaque gold mines, at the town of Val-d'Or, Que., has been cast open to the masses and the rush is now on for challengers across the globe to data mine their way to discovery in exchange for a $1 million prize.
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Scientists use laser to simulate shock effects of meteorite impact on silica
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory via ScienceDaily
Scientists used high-power laser beams to simulate the shock effects of a meteorite impact in silica, one of the most abundant materials in the Earth's crust. They observed, for the first time, its shockingly fast transformation into the mineral stishovite — a rare, extremely hard and dense form of silica.
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Multinational bank financing of geothermal exploration up
11 percent from 2012
Financing of geothermal energy exploration by multinational banks has increased 11 percent, up from 6 percent in 2012 to 17 percent in 2015, Pierre Audinet, senior energy economist for World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), said on Sept. 21. Speaking during the Geothermal Resources Council 39th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, Audinet said that the increased spending from multinational banks, such as World Bank, is "a big achievement."
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