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APGO introduces Life Membership to retirees
APGO
They say that geoscientists never retire. We do, however, eventually, get longer in the tooth and less inclined to scale cliffs and wade swamps. Or perhaps, as is happening currently in the mineral exploration field, work has simply dried up, with little near-term relief in sight. We at APGO have recently had an uptick in questions about retirement and the non-practicing membership category, so here's an attempt to provide a bit of clarity on the subject.
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Volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits: Using rock chemistry to find them
Lakehead University SEG Student Chapter
November 17, 2014
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Masonic Hall, 1600 Dease Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Jim Franklin will be offering a short course titled "Volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits: Using rock chemistry to find them."

In this course, we will emphasize the necessity of defining the type of VMS setting and provide an understanding of why "reading the host rocks" is critical to using the appropriate set of geochemical vectoring elements and ratios to enhance success. Along the way we will provide some admonitions about analytical m ethods, the use of portable XRFs, and some ways to work with poor data to make it useable.

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November 6, 2014: MERC/DES/GSM Exploration Workshop
Laurentian University
One-day workshop on new research at Laurentian University to improve our understanding of, and exploration methodologies, for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE & Cr, epigenetic gold and VMS.

Location: Willet Green Miller Centre Auditorium, Laurentian University, Sudbury

Registration: $100 for professionals; $10 for students; lunch and coffee provided.

Professionals register with rmehes@laurentian.ca

Students register at the Department of Earth Sciences office — 5th floor, WGMC

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Sudbury group funded for mining canopy
Northern Ontario Business
The Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) has received provincial funding toward the development of a canopy that will protect underground miners from falling rock. Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Sudbury late last month to announce a grant from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) in the amount of $783,916 for phase one of the single heading lateral development project.
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Vale team returns from international mine rescue trials
Canadian Mining Journal
They may not have won the international mine rescue competition held recently in Katowice, Poland, but the team from Vale's East Mines came home to Sudbury, ON, with their heads held high. There were 21 teams from 13 countries at the event. The Vale team finished in fifth place in the first aid competition. The top four teams were Polish, making Vale the best foreign team in this category.
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West Street brownfield study nixed
Orillia Packet
The outgoing council has scrapped plans to look at a new technology to remediate the city-owned brownfield at 255 West Street South. Politicians voted during their last meeting of the term recently to not spend $40,000 to pursue a study of whether a new bioremediation technology could stop the chemicals leaching from the contaminated property into the city's south end.
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NORCAT opens Timmins facility
Northern Ontario Business
The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is spreading its reach. The Sudbury-based training and innovation centre is opening a satellite office in Timmins in order to more efficiently offer health and safety training and programming to industry clients. From its location at the Timmins campus of Collège Boréal, NORCAT will serve businesses in the immediate area and along the Highway 11 corridor.
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Iamgold to sell Quebec gold mine for $530 million
CTV News
Iamgold announced recently it is selling its Niobec mine in Quebec and an adjacent property for about $530 million, which the Toronto-based company plans to use to reduce costs and overcome a sharp decline in the price of gold. Stephen Letwin, Iamgold's president and chief executive, told analysts in a conference call that proceeds from the Niobec sale will be used primarily on acquisitions or advances at its mines or, less likely, on debt reduction.
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New sea floor map reveals uncharted mountains, massive scars
CBC News
Scientists have devised a new map of the Earth's sea floor using satellite data, revealing massive underwater scars and thousands of previously uncharted sea mountains residing in some of the deepest, most remote reaches of the world's oceans. The researchers said recently they used gravity measurements of the seafloor from radar equipment aboard the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite and NASA's Jason-1 satellite to capture underwater geological features in unprecedented detail.
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Hydro One, Clarington find agreement on Oak Ridges Moraine transfer station
DurhamRegion.com
Hydro One has agreed to key groundwater study demands of Clarington residents and councillors for the company's new transformer station on the Oak Ridges Moraine. During the final meeting of Clarington's council before the upcoming election, Hydro One agreed to meet certain conditions on groundwater testing for the site, including drilling water monitoring wells to at least a depth of 75 metres.

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Young workers lining up for lucrative, 'hands-on' mining jobs
CBC News
Young people are turning to the mining and mineral exploration industry to land what they perceive is a well-paying job and a chance to do hands-on work. The executive director at Laurentian University's Goodman School of Mines said he's noticed more students interested in mining and geology. "People increasingly are seeing it as a good job to get. As a wage sector, it's much higher than a lot of other sectors," Bruce Jago said.

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APGO highlights CIM's 2014 Best Geological Paper
APGO
APGO is very pleased to have been granted permission by The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) to share with its members the geological paper entitled "Structure, Stratigraphy, U-Pb Geochronology and Alteration Characteristics of Gold Mineralization at the Detour Lake Gold Deposit, Ontario, Canada." This paper is a result of a collaborative work of geoscience professionals who have spent many years of their careers in the exploration industry.

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New plant will turn Edmonton's waste water into fertilizer
Edmonton Journal
What will be Canada's largest facility of its kind will recover nutrients from Edmonton's waste water and turn it into eco-friendly, slow-release fertilizer. Partners Edmonton-based Epcor Water Services and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, of Vancouver, announced recently they are building a plant to recover phosphorous from the waste water stream produced by the Clover Bar biosolids settling lagoons at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.
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Funds sought for 'dangerous' creeks
Rocky Mountain Outlook
An application by the MD of Bighorn, AB was issued to the province recently to request financial support for mitigation on "dangerous" creeks. Bighorn and BGC Engineering recently submitted an engineering report to the Alberta Community Resiliency Program (ACRP) for long-term mitigation measures on both Exshaw and Jura creeks. The ACRP is a three-year program dedicated to flood prevention throughout the province. It will allocate $110 million to Alberta municipalities for the first year of funding.
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Dirty skies can swell rivers
Nature.com
Continuing industrialization in the twentieth century polluted air around the globe. But now, a study suggests that this process did not just affect people's lungs: it also swelled rivers. By blocking the sun, aerosol pollutants slowed evaporation, leaving more water on the ground to fill river basins. The analysis, published recently in Nature Geoscience, is the best evidence yet that air pollution can affect water resources through "solar dimming."
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