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London, ON — Nov. 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario
Presentation: Gold discoveries in the Yukon's White Gold District — A Geoscientist's Perspective on the Exploration Process
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Sudbury, ON — Nov. 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm
This event will take place right after MERC's 2015 Exploration Symposium.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Graeme Spiers, Ph.D., School of Environment, Laurentian University
Presentation: Landscape Restoration in Smelter Impacted Regions of the North — The Sudbury Model Goes Global
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Waterloo, ON — November 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Chris Yakymchuk, Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Waterloo
Presentation: Critical Metals: The Canadian Perspective
Click here for more information and online registration. Space is limited. Register early.
MIRARCO-Mining Innovation / CIM
Sudbury, ON — Oct. 25-27, 2015
Hosted by MIRARCO-Mining Innovation and the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
This event will be invaluable to academics, researchers, safety experts, and industry professionals for discussion and assessment of challenges and achievements in the field of mines safety and disaster management.
Ontario Securities Commission
On Oct. 5, 2015, OSC announced free educational seminars for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through the OSC SME Institute. The goal is to help SMEs understand the requirements of becoming or being a public company in Ontario.
OSC's fall and winter courses will cover the following:
• Appropriate mineral disclosure for mining issuers;
• Best practices for meeting continuous disclosure obligations;
• Capital raising for small and medium enterprises; and
• Insider Reporting and the System for Electronic Disclosure of Insiders (SEDI).
Check out OSC SME Institute page for the listing of courses.
University of Waterloo
Lecturer: Dr. David Rudolph, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Title: A Renaissance in Regional Hydrogeology: In the Footsteps of Farvolden
2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 at the University of Waterloo
Humanities Theatre, HH, UW
Reception to follow in Math 3 foyer
Kawartha Region Earth Science, Engineering and Metallurgy Network
We trust everyone has had either a productive or relaxed summer and now had the opportunity to return to "back to school" routines, and consequently are ready to recommence attending the Kawartha Region Earth Science, Engineering and Metallurgy Network meetings. Our first of seven planned KREEM Networking Event meetings of the 2015-2016 season has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 2015. With that, we hereby invite and look forward to you attending an evening of networking and socializing with Professional Geoscientists, Geological Engineers, Metallurgists and others working in earth sciences in support of mineral exploration, mine development, environmental monitoring and protection, government agencies, academia, and with those interested in the science.
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The co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Arthur B. McDonald, conducted his experiments on neutrinos and mass inside a nickel mine.
The honour was bestowed recently on McDonald and Takaaki Kajita, who works at the University of Tokyo.
The SNOLAB, an offshoot of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory where McDonald directed experiments, is a underground physics laboratory that's part of Vale's Creighton nickel mine.
Heavy rains will come, and with them an assault on Guelph's storm water management system.
City officials told the infrastructure, development and enterprise committee recently that the system is currently underfunded and in need of major upgrades.
The city has conducted a storm water funding study to give council and citizens an overview of where improvements are needed, what it will cost, and how best to fund it to ensure the long-term security and protection of Guelph's water resources.
Waterloo Region Record
Prepare to hear more about biosolids than you probably ever wanted to.
The Region of Waterloo will soon kick off a wide-reaching engagement campaign on the cake-like material in an attempt to educate the public ahead of a decision on how to deal with the material.
It's a response to the angry public pushback it received in 2013 when plans for a biosolids heat-processing facility in Cambridge were announced.
Many members of the public said they weren't consulted or informed of the plans for a facility at the Savage Drive Waste Management Centre.
The Globe and Mail
Zinc recently surged 12 per cent and other base metals also rose strongly after commodities group Glencore said it would cut its zinc output by a third, sparking a short-covering rally across the board.
Zinc's jump, its biggest one-day gain in at least a decade, followed Glencore's announcement that it will cut 500,000 tonnes of annual zinc production, equivalent to around four per cent of global supply, in its latest response to weak commodities prices.
Business in Vancouver
B.C.'s top mining commodities — gold, copper and metallurgical coal — are in the dumpster, thanks in no small part to lower demand in China. But there's one B.C. commodity that China can't seem to get enough of: Jade.
The demand for the green gemstone in China continues to grow, and B.C. happens to be one of the world's biggest nephrite jade producers. That might explain why Chinese investors and junior exploration companies have been falling all over each other in recent years trying to snap up jade mineral claims.
A coalition of scholars across the West is urging the federal government to partner with the National Academy of Sciences to study the future of the Colorado River, including if climate change is leading to reduced stream flow.
Twenty-three scholars from Western universities recently sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell detailing their request for more scientific research on a host of issues related to the Colorado River.
Chief among the concerns is if there will be enough water in the river to support 36 million users in seven U.S. states and parts of Mexico over the next 50 years.
Geologists have explained how subduction zones — zones where one tectonic plate moves under another and sinks into the mantle — form.
A research team at the University of Nottingham used samples from the Amami Sankaku Basin in the northwest Philippine Sea and found that the crust was much younger than expected. This indicated spontaneous formation of the subduction zone where one tectonic plate sinks because it is denser, rather than the plates being forced together by pressure.
A new study has found that powerful winds are removing massive amounts of snow from parts of Antarctica, potentially boosting estimates of how much the continent might contribute to sea level. Up to now, scientists had thought that most snow scoured from parts of the continent was simply redeposited elsewhere on the surface. However, the new study shows that in certain parts, called scour zones, some 90 per cent — an estimated 80 billion tons per year — is instead being vaporized, and removed altogether.
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