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Call for Mentors and Mentees
APGO
The APGO wishes to initiate a program that will introduce volunteer mentors to students, GITs and new members of the Association who wish to improve their skills and enhance their leadership abilities. Between now and January 2015, we want to get an idea of the degree of demand and the list of volunteers that wish to participate in this program. For those who are looking for mentorship, it is important to note that this is not a job search tool. It is intended to improve your skills and enhance your career growth.
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Mining Magazine's Optimizing Mine Operations Conference in Toronto
Mining Magazine
Geared for mining professionals, this event will take place from September 30th to October 3rd in Toronto. Please click on the link for details.
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Call for Abstracts for CIM 2015 Convention
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) has now posted a "Call for Abstracts" for its 2015 Convention that will be taking place in Montreal on May 9–15, 2015. Please click on the link for details.
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Barrick Gold management shake-up solidifies chairman's authority
The Globe and Mail
Barrick Gold's new chairman John Thornton eliminated the chief executive officer position in a management shake-up that sees Jamie Sokalsky leave as CEO and cements the former banker's authority at the top of the world's biggest gold producer.
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Geologist: Sudbury Basin largely unexplored
Northern Life
Despite occupying one of the most mineral-rich areas of the world, large swaths of the Sudbury Basin have remained unexplored. Dan Farrow, the Sudbury District geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey, said Vale and Glencore hold a large number of patented mineral claims, for tracts of land in the Sudbury Basin only they can explore.
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University of Calgary geoscience professor to help analyze asteroid sample
Calgary Sun
Calgary expertise is part of a mission to ensure an asteroid doesn't collide with Earth. In 2016, NASA will launch its unmanned OSIRIS-REx aircraft to make contact with the Bennu asteroid, a 1/2-km-diameter chunk of rock dating back 4.5 billion years to the dawn of the universe. It's to dock at the space rock in 2018 to begin a year of work.
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Largest lithium deal spurred by smartphones, Teslas
Montreal Gazette
Surging demand for high-performance batteries triggered the largest-ever deal for lithium, the lightweight metal that's a key component of the power systems in smartphones, electric cars and cordless screwdrivers. Albemarle agreed recently to pay $6.2 billion in cash and stock for Princeton, New Jersey-based Rockwood Holdings, the biggest producer of lithium.
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Program trains Aboriginal women in mining
Northern Ontario Business
Her official title is job coach, but in her role with the Temiskaming Native Women's Support Group, Kelly Lamontagne can, on any given day, also serve as a social worker, mover, relationship guru, personal shopper, addictions counsellor, cheerleader and headhunter. It's all done in the name of helping Aboriginal women in Temiskaming and Timmins train for work in the mining industry through the two-year program Aboriginal Women in Mining.
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Drilling at PLS points to connecting the zones
Canadian Mining Journal
Fission Uranium of Kelowna, B.C. continues to drill its Patterson Lake South property in the Athabasca Basin. The assay results from eight recent holes have the company thinking the various zones of mineralization can be connected.
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Documentary producer eyes the Ring of Fire
Northern Ontario Business
Lalita Krishna has no intention of following the same contrived script that's evident in the mining reality shows currently being embraced by network television. The award-winning Toronto producer of television documentaries intends to drill down to the essence of the multi-faceted world of mining by documenting the lives of the people who toil at the grass-roots edge of the industry.
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Family discovers abandoned mine shaft — in their backyard
Northern Life
A Hanmer family got the shock of their lives last month when they discovered what they thought was a sinkhole in their backyard was actually an abandoned mine shaft. The family has asked their names not be used to ensure no one looks for their home, violating their privacy and potentially putting themselves in danger.

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Foam below Niagara Falls is 'natural'
Bullet News Niagara
It's brown, foamy and not too appealing on the average set of eyes. But it's healthy and natural — two things the water below Niagara Falls doesn't appear to be to the average person — especially tourists who have never been on the lower Niagara River before.

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12th Annual General Meeting & Conference
APGO
APGO would like to thank everyone who attended the 12th Annual General Meeting & Conference on June 12. Here are the highlights of the event.

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MIT creates graphite 'solar sponge' that converts sunlight into steam
Extreme Tech
MIT is reporting that it has created a new, cheap material — using a microwave, no less — that converts sunlight into steam with an amazing 85 per cent efficiency. This could have major repercussions in the realms of desalination and sterilization, and perhaps for concentrated solar thermal power generation as well.
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