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




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit August 21, 2014

Home   About Us   Event Calendar   Job Postings   Contact Us  

 




 Association News

AESAC Inc. announces 2014 Fall Training Courses for ESA Phase I & II
Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada
The Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada (AESAC) is offering environmental training courses in Calgary and Toronto in the Fall of 2014. For more details, please click on the link.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




 In the Media


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.


Sudbury company acquires property, raises cash
Northern Ontario Business
Sudbury Platinum will acquire a 100 per cent interest in the Aer-Kidd property near Sudbury, and it's raised $637,500 in financing. The company is acquiring the nickel, copper, PGM interest for $1.25 million by exercising its first right of refusal to purchase the property from CaNickel Mining Company. "SPC's interest in the Aer-Kidd project has grown over a number of years as we continue to develop, pursue and evaluate Ni-Cu-PGM opportunities in the prolific Sudbury region," CEO Scott McLean said in a news release.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Presentation made for new wastewater treatment plant
Inside Belleville
Mike Duivenvoorden, senior mechanical engineer from J.L. Richards, made a recent presentation to the Public Works Committee on the proposed $72 million Trenton wastewater treatment plant. "These are proposed upgrades," he said. He noted the plant was built in 1976 and is aging infrastructure. Piecemeal replacements have been made but a major expansion is recommended. "In 2010 there was an assessment that determined the plant is near the rated capacity," he said.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Drilling Contractors

Safe - Reliable - Professional

As a drilling contractor we provide equipment and expertise for mineral exploration, well abandonment, hydrogeological, geotechnical, and environmental drilling and many other projects and all terrain services.
 


Former Rio Algom mine site may see new use
The Chronicle Herald
An Ontario mining firm may redevelop the former Rio Algom operation in East Kemptville, N.S. Avalon Rare Metals is test drilling at selected sites on the former Rio Algom tin mine in southwestern Nova Scotia to determine the potential for redeveloping the mine, said Brian St. Louis, Avalon's manager of government affairs. The drilling is expected to confirm the remaining tin, copper, zinc and indium resources.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Environmentalists drawing a bead on micro-plastics
Ottawa Citizen
Researchers say tiny balls of plastic typically used in personal care and hygiene products are rapidly building up in Canadian lakes and rivers. They have the potential, some researchers contend, to absorb toxic chemicals and work their way up the food chain through wildlife. No more than millimetres in diameter, the non-biodegradable plastic balls, called micro-beads, have been found in abundance in the world's oceans, the Great Lakes and even trapped in remote Arctic Sea ice.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




CEMI to cast a wide net for deep mining research
Northern Life
The Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) plans to launch a Canada-wide request for proposals by late September for projects that would fall under its $46 million Ultra Deep Mining Network. In January 2014, CEMI received a $15 million grant from the federal government's Business-led Networks of Centres of Excellence program to pursue research to make ultra-deep mining — deeper than 2.5 kilometres or roughly 8,000 feet — more efficient and productive.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Eastern Soil Investigation Limited


Our service, quality and knowledge has made us a leader in the industry. We pride ourselves on our abilities to both complete all jobs and communicate professionally with all clients and their representatives.

Strong Soil Search Inc.


Introducing our new location – 22990 Highway 12, Saintfield, Ontario, effective September 2014. Now 2 locations to better service your drilling needs.

Please contact us for a confidential drilling quote. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!
Determination Drilling and Soil Investigations Holdings Inc.


Determination Drilling is based out of Hamilton, Ontario and committed to being an industry leading drilling contractor throughout Canada. We are specialists in geotechnical, environmental and exploration drilling. DDSI provides effective, and high-quality drilling services that enable our clients to meet their project goals both on time and on budget in a safe and friendly work environment.

Visit Our Website for more details


Glacier melt worldwide now caused mainly by humans
CBC News
Man-made greenhouse gas emissions have become the dominant cause of melting in glaciers from the Alps to the Andes that is raising world sea levels, a study said recently. Human emissions accounted for an estimated 69 per cent of loss of ice from glaciers from 1991-2010, overtaking natural climate variations that had been the main driver of a retreat since the mid-19th century, researchers wrote in the journal Science.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Going deep into Earth to predict earthquakes
Star Tribune
To understand earthquakes, scientists have hatched an audacious plan — go straight to the source. That means drilling miles-deep, directly through faults where two plates of the Earth's crust come into contact. Geologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are doing just that, as part of two experiments at dangerous faults in New Zealand and Japan — faults that could rupture at any moment, causing massive earthquakes.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




California drought spurs groundwater drilling boom in Central Valley
National Geographic
When Floyd Arthur moved to California's Central Valley as a child in the mid-20th century, his migrant worker parents found water by digging just a few feet into the ground. But now, the drilling company Arthur and his son own has to bore holes 1,000 or even 2,000 feet deep for water. "If we don't get a bigger snow-pack soon, we're going to be in trouble. I don't know what we're going to do," Arthur said about the most serious drought in California's recorded history.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Professor: More than 90 per cent of South Africa's seismic events are mining-related
Mining Weekly
More than 90 per cent of South Africa's seismic events were mining related, University of Pretoria natural hazard centre director Professor Andrzej Kijko said recently, noting, however, that this did not mean that all of these events were mining induced. He stated that the 5.5 magnitude earthquake in North West earlier this month was possibly triggered by mining, although it was probably not mining induced, noting that mining induced earthquakes usually only had a magnitude of around 3.5.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Red Lake junior drills deep
Northern Ontario Business
Vancouver's Pure Gold Mining has started a 9,000-metre exploration drilling campaign at its Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake. The company announced recently that the $4 million program was to commence in mid-August with the aim of testing and expanding key exploration targets in the camp.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
New mining strategy pays off at Kirkland Lake
Canadian Mining Journal
A new mine strategy is paying off for Kirkland Lake Gold of the town of the same name. Since January 2014 when the expansion projects were completed, the average head grade has risen by 22 per cent to 15.4 g/t Au from 10.6 g/t. A key change was to adopted a grade-driven mine plan instead of a tonnage-driven one.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Scientist: Tailings ponds in northern Ontario considered safe
CBC News
A tailings pond breach in central British Columbia this week is raising questions about how mine waste is being taken care of in northern Ontario. The recent disaster at the Mount Polley Mine released billions of litres of wastewater into river systems.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Nearly 17,000 Australian mining jobs to disappear by 2019
Mining.com
Employment in Australia's mining industry is expected to decline by 4.5 per cent through 2018, with more than 16,000 jobs to be lost across exploration, metal ore and coal mining. A new study by the Australian Department of Employment forecasts a "significant slowdown" compared with the 106,700 jobs created in the sector over the previous five years which constituted a near doubling of mining openings.
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.

    French workers kept buried treasure 'buried' (Mining.com)
Sudbury-area miner seeking JV (Northern Ontario Business)
Wisconsin geologists go miles deep in quest to predict earthquakes (Phys.org)
Cliffs wins victory in Ring of Fire court case (Northern Life)

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



Field Notes

Bernard Kradjian, Communications Coordinator — APGO, 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!

Recent issues


Aug. 14, 2014
Aug. 7, 2014
July 31, 2014






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