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April 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by John McBride, APGO North West Regional Councillor
Scandia Room, Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay
Bill Mercer, P.Geo., VP of Exploration, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. and Chair of PDAC Health and Safety Committee
Presentation: Implications of the PDAC Health and Safety Knowledge Base for the Professional Geoscientists and Engineers
Judith Wright, M.Ed. CTDP, Learning & Development Consultant
Write Like a Pro! Top 6 Essentials of Effective Technical Writing
Please click here for more information or register online.
APGO Education Foundation
APGO Education Foundation
pleased to announce
a grant of
to the Miller Museum of Geology at Queen's
for installation of a
Permanent Augmented Reality Sandbox Display.
The AR Sandbox was created by a research team at UC Davis in California in 2012 as an offshoot
of a project to develop activities and resources to teach people about lake and watershed science.
They created an amazing interface between
cutting-edge 3-D visualization technology and
everyone's favourite playtime activity, the age-
old but much-loved sandbox.
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.
Hosted by Ontario Prospectors' Association
April 4-6, 2017
Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay, ON
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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.
Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr, speaking at the opening ceremonies of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada 2017 convention, announced a new geological data base on the Ring of Fire, that will help mining companies identify ore bodies more readily and with less cost.
The database was produced in partnership with the Ontario Government.
"I am pleased to welcome you, this morning amid encouraging signs for mineral exploration," said Carr.
Some commodity prices have already started to rally and rebound and confidence is heading in the right direction, according to Minister Carr.
Canadian Mining Journal
Attendance at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's 2017 convention totalled 24,161 — a strong indication that confidence has returned to the mineral exploration and mining industry, says the organization.
The annual gathering is the world's largest mining industry event. It attracts investors, analysts, mining executives, prospectors, geologists, government officials, and students.
"The mineral exploration and mining industry is cyclical in nature and has faced a variety of economic challenges over the past several years, but optimism has always remained and it's fantastic to see this being reflected at the PDAC convention," says PDAC president Glenn Mullan.
City officials are celebrating the end of a massive effort that cleaned 148,000 cubic metres of contaminated soil at the Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield site.
And the project, which cost just over $40.8 million, is drawing praise from several sources.
"The Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield remediation project is an example of all levels of government working together to build Ontario up and bring about good environmental, economic and land use outcomes," Bill Mauro, Ontario Municipal Affairs minister, said recently.
Consulting with affected aboriginal groups isn't just a legal requirement before a mining company begins work on a Canadian property, it's become a standard business practice.
But where mining companies once might have thought the duty to consult required them to speak with one of Canada's more than 600 "pre-contact" First Nations groups, recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions confirm they might also need to deal with the Métis people.
"The law is absolutely clear. There's no room for debate on it. It's an equal consideration. It's not anything less," said lawyer Thomas Isaac, a partner with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.
Northern Ontario Business
At the Ontario Geological Survey's Resident Geologist Office in Sault Ste. Marie, staff is undertaking a project to catalogue and digitize mining data that's been unavailable to the online public — until now.
District geologist Anthony Pace said a mining company will often donate data to the Ministry of Natural Development and Mines, such as original mine or surface plans, after a mine shuts down, or an exploration project comes to a close.
It's information that could be valuable for future prospecting or exploration on the site, but it's only available in limited format.
The ocean is vast, deep, and unexplored.
When Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared three years ago the search brought the ocean's vastness into sharp relief. This is how deep and dark it is three miles down. This is how unlikely you are to spot a downed airliner in 120,000 square nautical miles of open ocean. This is how much we know about the ocean floor — less than we know about the surface of Mars.
As the search dragged on and sonar swept the Indian Ocean, data also piled up.
The mechanisms which cause earthquake cycles to begin up to 40 kilometres below the Earth's surface in the interiors of continents are to be explored in a new research project led by the University of Plymouth.
Such earthquakes account for around 30 per cent of intracontinental seismic activity, but very little is presently known about what causes them and the geological effects they leave behind.
Now academics from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences have been awarded £451,340 by the Natural Environment Research Council to develop greater understanding about the short and long term behaviour of the lower crust.
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