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|Save the Date — Oct. 19, 2017
APGO Networking Event in Barrie
5:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Churchill Ballroom North, Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre
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The annual PDAC Awards honour the outstanding accomplishments of leaders in the international and Canadian mineral exploration and development industry.
Decennial Mineral Exploration Conferences
Oct. 22-25, 2017
Exploration '17, "Integrating the Geosciences: The Challenge of Discovery," continues the successful series of DMEC decennial mining exploration conferences, held once every 10 years since 1967. The 2017 conference will take place in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Oct. 22-25, 2017, with pre- and post-conference workshops at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and a pre-conference field school in Sudbury.
Sept. 14, 2017
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Thank you Bill Pearson, P.Geo. for submitting this article.
Researchers have unlocked the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.
Ancient sea walls built by the Romans used a concrete made from lime and volcanic ash to bind with rocks.
Now scientists have discovered that elements within the volcanic material reacted with sea water to strengthen the construction.
They believe the discovery could lead to more environmentally friendly building materials.
The Sudbury Star
There is money to be made — and saved — by finding new, environmentally friendly ways to deal with mine tailings in Sudbury and across Ontario.
With this in mind, the Vale Living with the Lakes Centre in Sudbury will welcome its academic and industry partners for a two-day Elements of Biomining research symposium.
The national network has received $4 million in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation to develop biotechnologies for mine waste stabilization, and the recovery of valuable metals like nickel, copper and zinc.
Northern Ontario Business
These are boom times in the Cobalt camp, but this is entirely new territory for Gino Chitaroni.
"I've been in this business more than 30 years, I've never seen this before," said the president of the Northern Prospectors Association.
The worldwide search for green-tech minerals, like cobalt, to feed the exploding electric vehicle and lithium battery market has put the historic silver mining district back in the spotlight for a largely discarded by-product metal.
A battle is brewing just south of James Bay between Moose Cree First Nation and a resource company that wants to develop the world's next niobium mine in the heart of its traditional territory.
For now, NioBay Metal wants a drilling permit to confirm the results of an exploration program undertaken in the 1960s. Down the road, the company has plans to develop an underground mine to produce niobium, a metal that helps make lighter, stronger steel.
Jannatec, the designers behind "the cooling vest," hope their product becomes the coolest thing on the mining market.
The vest, built to be worn by underground miners, is designed to regulate the wearer's temperatures, and to monitor any spikes in body heat.
The big difference between the cooling vest and other current technologies is that instead of trying to control the environment, the wearable technology focuses on the person, Jannatec scientist Steffon Luoma said.
Ottawa Business Journal
An Ottawa contracting firm has won a federal contract to help with the massive remediation of a contaminated southern Ontario industrial site.
Hamilton Harbour was identified as an "area of concern" under the Canada-United States Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement in 1985 because of poor water quality caused by years of intensive shoreline industrial and urban development.
Scientists dealt a recent blow to the quest for organisms inhabiting worlds besides Earth, saying our planet was unusual in its ability to host liquid water — the key ingredient for life.
It was thought likely that distant worlds orbiting stars similar to our Sun would go through water-rich phases.
This would happen when the young, dim star of an icy, lifeless planet — such as early Earth — starts warming, becomes Sun-like, and melts the ice on planets orbiting it at just the right distance — the so-called "Goldilocks" zone.
There's way more water locked inside the Moon than we previously thought, according to a new analysis of satellite data.
This unexpected finding about our planet's grey companion is giving scientists new insights into how the Moon formed and what its internal structure is like. And it has potentially huge implications for any of our future lunar missions.
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