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PDAC 2015: International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange
PDAC
March 1-4, 2015

Exhibit Opportunities:

Trade Show and Investors Exchange
Exhibiting in the Trade Show is a great opportunity for organizations and governments promoting the latest technology, products, services and mining jurisdictions to come face-to-face with company decision makers and promote awareness to a worldwide market.

Introducing Trade Show North!
PDAC is pleased to announce that we will be expanding our Trade Show exhibit space into the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building!

Core Shack
Display your maps and technical information alongside your best rock samples at the PDAC 2015 Core Shack.
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Exploration Targeting: Economic Aspects of Exploration Targeting
Goodman School of Mines and Mineral Exploration Research Centre
November 5-7, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Laurentian University

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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.


Mapping water-works beneath Canada-U.S. border may help avoid woes
Canada.com
The water drops as rain and snow in the Sweetgrass Hills of Montana and then disappears beneath the prairie landscape, some of it flowing slowly north beneath the Canada-U.S. border. Alfonso Rivera stresses the "slowly." Drill a well into the aquifer near Taber, Alberta, 100 kilometres north of the hills, and the water can be close to a half million years old, says Rivera, Canada's chief hydrogeologist.
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Mining equipment manufacturer diversifies to survive
Northern Life
Were it not for an aggressive stance to diversify its manufacturing line, Marcotte Mining Machinery Services, which celebrates its 35th year in business this year, may have faced the same financial difficulties as some of its competitors. "With the recession things started to get really cyclical in mining," said Dennis Rienguette, the company's general manager. "We had no choice but to look at what else we could do in these slow times."
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Mining stocks looking very attractive when compared to metal prices
Financial Post
Mining stocks may once again be becoming attractive buys after a short-lived rally earlier this year. Analysts at Citigroup point out that mining stock valuations have become quite attractive relative to base metal prices in recent months, especially as mining companies continue to improve their balance sheets and earnings growth.
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Airport/port authority possible for Ring of Fire
Wataway News
A former deputy minister of Transport Canada recently recommended an airport/port transportation authority model for the Ring of Fire mineral development area. "It would be at arms length from the government, it would have its own fiduciary financial responsibilities and management responsibilities," said Nick Mulder, author of the Northern Policy Institute commentary: The Airport/Port Transportation Authority Model Is It Applicable for Ontario's Ring of Fire Mineral Development.
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Analyst: Nickel to surpass $10 a pound by 2015
Northern Ontario Business
Nickel prices could reach an average price of $10.75 per pound by 2015 according to a Scotiabank commodity market specialist. Patricia Mohr, a vice-president with the bank, said she expects nickel's steady price increase over the past few months to continue into the new year. "It's all related to the ban in Indonesia on the export of all nickel-containing ores," she said.
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Chalice Gold files updated 43-101 for Cameron project
Canadian Mining Journal
Chalice Gold Mines of Perth, Western Australia, has filed an updated 43-101 report on SEDAR for its Cameron gold project 80 kilometres southeast of Kenora. The project covers the Cameron deposit and 10 kilometres to the west the Dubenski and Dogpaw deposits.
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New mining expo will be Sudbury's biggest yet
Northern Life
A new mining trade show scheduled for September will be the largest in Sudbury's history. The North America Mining Expo will take place at the Centennial Arena in Hanmer on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11. Canadian Trade-Ex, which has organized the Canadian Mining Expo in Timmins for 12 years, decided to bring a similar event to Sudbury after meetings with the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation.
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Quebec to get first precious metals recycling plant
Solid Waste & Recycling
Quebec's first precious metals recycling plant is on the way, following an agreement between green technology company NovX21 and the City of Thetford Mines. The new plant will focus on the recovery of precious platinum-group metals from end-of-life vehicles, and will be set up in an existing industrial park.
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Study designed to aid groundwater management in Simcoe County
Simcoe.com
The Severn Sound Environmental Association is partnering with the Ontario Geological Survey on a four-year study of central Simcoe County's surficial geology. The study, which also involves the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, will provide modern geoscience information to enhance source water protection.

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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.

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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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Satellite study reveals parched U.S. West using up underground water
The Weather Network
Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven U.S. states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according to a new study released recently that used NASA satellites. Researchers from NASA and the University of California, Irvine say their study is the first to quantify how much groundwater people in the West are using during the region's current drought.
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Carmichael mine is a game-changer for Australian coal
The Conversation
The Carmichael coal project, approved recently by environment minister Greg Hunt, is unprecedented in its scale, and also represents a significant shift in Australia's coal industry. If the mine goes ahead — Adani is yet to make a final commitment — it will be Australia's largest, and represents the start of the opening up of Australia's Galilee Basin, one of Australia's richest coal reserves.
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