This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit Aug. 8, 2013

Home   About Us   Event Calendar   Job Postings   Contact Us  




Hoover Consulting

Michael F. Hoover provides geologic, hydrologic, soil engineering and expert witness services to a wide range of clients.

 



 Association News

This Week's Showcase:
APGO Develops the Knowledge Requirement Tool Kit

Gord White, CEO
Many of our members know that APGO makes annual presentations to students in the 11 Ontario universities that offer a four year undergraduate degree in an area of geoscience. We've done this for years. Often, it's Council members and volunteers who take on this responsibility. We prefer that these presentations are made in the Fall with the purpose of explaining to students the role of the APGO, how to meet the requirements to become a P.Geo., and the opportunities that P.Geo's. have in the marketplace.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  


 In the Media


2013 survey results: Canadian mine salaries, wages and benefits
Mining.com
CostMine's labour reports include actual wage and salary scales, benefit plan profiles, and bonus plans for many of the participating mines. Once again, we see that mining companies have increased their employees' wages. 58 of the mines surveyed have increased wages by an average of three per cent.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Portable multi parameter AP-2000 AQUAPROBE™

The AP-2000 portable multiparameter probe gives you a choice! Supplied with five standard parameters, it also allows customization. The standard parameters are Optical DO, EC, pH, ORP & Temp. It also includes an Ion Selective Electrode socket and an Optical Sensors Electrode socket. A wide range of electrodes are available for this great probe.
 


Copper miner, Vale strike deal
Sudbury Star
KGHM, Europe's number two copper producer, said recently its Canadian unit signed a deal to sell all of its ore produced from its Sudbury mines to Vale for some $1.13 billion over five years. Vale, the world's second-largest nickel producer, will process the metals at its Clarabelle mill in Sudbury. Vale will also receive a 2.25 per cent net smelter fee on all future production from the project, KGHM said.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Research reveals new challenges for mercury cleanup
R&D Magazine
More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Fracturing defenses
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
The development of shale formations using hydraulic fracturing techniques has dramatically increased domestic production of oil and natural gas and spurred economic growth throughout the United States. The benefits of increased production are wide-ranging, but are not without controversy. Environmental lawsuits, including claims of groundwater contamination, surface pollution, and earthquakes allegedly caused by fracking and other development activities, are on the rise.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


High-altitude UAV glider swarms for geoscience research
The Engineer
Southampton University has announced that it is developing new unmanned aircraft for science applications and geoscientific research. The project is expected to help overcome difficulties encountered by conventional observation platforms when obtaining detailed in situ data from high altitudes, regions close to mountains or the sea surface and Polar Regions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
Resources for acid rock drainage
Paul Gann, P.Geo.
Former exploration and mine sites have been left producing ARD/MRD. As professionals we have grappled with this for a long time. Recently, I came across a website dedicated to this problem. I recommend to all from all levels of experience, to visit this website and use this information to assist you in your work.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Colleges team up for mining program
Timmins Daily Press
According to Mining Industry Human Resources Council reports, over the next 10 years, the mining industry in the districts of Kenora, Rainy River and Thunder Bay will need over 6,700 workers. Northern College and Confederation College in Thunder Bay are collaborating to broaden educational opportunities and facilitate workforce development in Northwestern Ontario.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Meet the APGO 2013-2014 Council
APGO
APGO's 20 member Council governs the association. New President, Andrew Cheatle welcomes two new members to Council, Ben Berger and Bob Morrison who won their regional elections. APGO Council is looking forward to having a representative of the Council of Chairs of Canadian Earth Science Departments appointed by the end of the summer.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Expert: Ground, surface water interconnected
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Albertans' sources of drinking water come from two places, surface water and groundwater accessed through wells; but the two have traditionally been managed as being separate. Now scientific research is showing that surface and groundwater sources are interconnected and should be managed as an entire watershed to ensure principles of sustainability are achieved.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Gold producers' cost cutting will hurt future production
The Vancouver Sun
Canadian miners are reining in spending to cope with plummeting gold prices, a move that analysts say is likely to hurt their production volumes several years down the road. "Mining is a long-term business, so you want to be mindful that you don't cut out a cost today that will generate value in the future, for example, exploration," said Jay Patel, the mining and metals transactions partner at Ernst & Young.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


National soil science meeting meets Manitoba mud
Manitoba Co-operator
In an abandoned shale pit, a busload of muddied-shoed soil scientists from across Canada and beyond peer back millions of years into the geological history of this part of the Manitoba Escarpment west of Miami. Marine dinosaur fossils are routinely discovered nearby in the bentonite clay formed from prehistoric volcanic ash.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    How quakes trigger methane stores (IOL SciTech)
APGO 2013 Annual Conference and AGM (APGO)
Are gold equities on the cusp of an upswing? (Mining.com)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


 



Field Notes

Bernard Kradjian, Communications Coordinator, 416.203.2746 ext.23   
Send feedback


Frank Humada, Director of Publishing, 289.695.5422
Download media kit

Katherine Radin, Content Editor, 289.695.5388   
Contribute news


This edition of Field Notes was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!












50 Minthorn Blvd., Suite 800, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7X8