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2013 — APGO in pictures
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APGO has prepared a slideshow showcasing some of our memorable events in 2013. We hope you enjoy it — http://sdrv.ms/18P8YSM
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Attention geoscience students! Exciting summer work opportunity with the Ontario Geological Survey
APGO
The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) recently posted a summer work opportunity for geoscience students on its website. This is an exciting opportunity for students to get hands on experience in the field — be it geological mapping, sample and data collection, and assessing groundwater quality, just to name a few. The Ontario Geological Survey is offering Senior Assistant positions for 4th year or graduate students and Junior Assistant positions for undergraduate students.
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North East Ontario region to host APGO's regional networking event
APGO
APGO is very pleased to announce the North East regional networking event to be held in Sudbury on February 5, 2014. Ben Berger, P. Geo., APGO's Council Representative in the region is spearheading this event. He invited Dr. Jamie Rogers, Chief Geologist from IAMGOLD Corporation to be the evening's guest speaker. Ben Berger quotes, "I encourage APGO members to come out, meet your colleagues, some of your councillors and learn about the exciting new Côté Lake gold deposit. As well, this is a great opportunity for students to network with professional geoscientists, ask questions and learn more about APGO."
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Technical and scientific writing workshop available to students and industry professionals
Laurentian University
Laurentian University's Goodman School of Mines and Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) is offering a workshop on technical and scientific writing. The event will take place on January 14, 2014 at Willet Green Miller Centre Auditorium in Sudbury. The workshop is free for students and $100 for professionals. APGO considers this a continuing professional development (CPD) activity for its members.

For complete details, please see the workshop flyer.

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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.


Brigus Gold posts Ontario ore zone find
The Chronicle Herald
Brigus Gold of Halifax reported the discovery recently of a potentially new ore zone at its Grey Fox mining project near Timmins, ON. "This new zone further confirms that the Grey Fox project is open for expansion in all directions," said Howard Bird, Brigus' senior vice-president of exploration, in a news release. "Three drill rigs will systematically test this new hanging wall zone for the remainder of the year."
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Gold junior files resource estimate for Kirkland Lake property
Northern Ontario Business
Junior miner Orefinders Resources has filed an NI 43-101 resource estimate after identifying an inferred resource at its Mirado project in Kirkland Lake. Mirado consists of 12 patented claims, which were acquired from Jubilee Gold Exploration a few months ago. The inferred resource of 10,618,000 tonnes, with an average grade of 1.29 grams per tonne, is spread throughout the open pit, underground and three stockpiles, with contained gold totalling 442,000 ounces.
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Study: Magma chamber beneath Yellowstone more than 2 times larger than previously believed
Times Colonist
The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2.5 times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's super-volcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study. By measuring seismic waves from earthquakes, scientists were able to map the magma chamber underneath the Yellowstone caldera as 55 miles long.

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APGO celebrates Deborah McCombe
APGO
APGO hosted a dinner reception in honour of Deborah McCombe, P.Geo. as recipient of 2013 Canadian Professional Geoscientist of the Year award given by Geoscientists Canada. Deborah is an accomplished and respected geoscientist who has contributed enormously to the geoscience profession — both in Canada and around the world. She was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and had served as the Association's president in 2010/2011.

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Funding opportunity for Northern Ontario organizations
APGO
The Ontario Government recently announced a funding initiative that encourages organizations in Northern Ontario to provide internships to new graduates that will eventually result to full time employment. It is called the Northern Ontario Internship Program. Companies such as in the mineral and mining, water technologies and services and forestry sectors are eligible to apply for this funding.

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New technologies transform hunt for minerals
Business World Online
From intelligent drills to analyzing gum tree leaves, an unprecedented push to develop new methods and technologies promises to transform the way miners explore for deposits, allowing them to dig deeper, faster and more cheaply. The results could ultimately unlock so-called "covered" deposits: riches hidden under hundreds of metres of soil, rock or sea water, sometimes in or near previously explored areas.
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Penn State researcher develops new seismometer for studying ice sheets
Phys.org
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, a Penn State geoscience professor, is part of a team of university researchers that travels to Antarctica and Greenland to study what the ice sheets can reveal about climate change. He's also using some of the latest information technologies to develop a new type of seismometer, a device that measures the way seismic waves move through the ice.
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Are the Great Lakes the new transport lane for Alberta crude oil?
Financial Post
The small town of Superior, WI may emerge as an unlikely American maritime hub for Canadian crude if plans to transport Alberta oil sands oil across the Great Lakes come to pass. There are many hurdles to cross. The first is a proposal to repair a shipping dock on Lake Superior that would set the stage for the construction of an oil terminal feeding refineries in and around the Great Lakes.
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Coal 101: An overview of bituminous coal
Resource Investing News
Bituminous coal is a relatively soft, black coal that is formed by the diagenetic and submetamorphic compression of peat bog material. It is of a higher quality than lignite coal, but is lower-quality than anthracite; it also produces more energy than lower-quality coals. It is made up of between 60 and 80 per cent carbon, while the rest of it is a combination of water, air, hydrogen and sulfur; it contains a tar-like substance called bitumen, hence its name.
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Wallbridge secures milling arrangement for Broken Hammer
Northern Ontario Business
Wallbridge Mining Company has signed a milling agreement with Northern Sun (formerly Liberty Mines). Through the agreement, Wallbridge will truck ore taken from the company's Broken Hammer project in Sudbury to Northern's Redstone concentrator in Timmins for processing. "We are excited to have completed another important step towards the development of the Broken Hammer deposit," said Marz Kord, president and CEO of Wallbridge.
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Study: Ontario's Grand River loaded with artificial sweeteners
The Globe and Mail
Ontario's Grand River is so chock full of artificial sweeteners, that scientists say the chemicals can be used to track the movement of treated waste in the region's municipal water supplies. Artificial sweeteners are used as sugar substitutes in diet drinks and foods. They impart no calories because they are not readily broken down in the human digestive system, so they tend to exit the body intact.
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Temporary worker debate underscores predictions of mining labour crunch
The Vancouver Sun
Glen Paul says he landed a job as a "fluke" in a copper-gold mine in British Columbia's Interior, but industry experts fear the demand for skilled labour in the next decade could mean a shortage of 100,000 employees across the country as mines rev up production and older workers retire. Paul, who grew up on the Kamloops Indian Band reserve and was connected with the job through the B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association, said he didn't start his training with a specific plan to end up in the mining industry.
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From drain to drink: Innovations in wastewater reuse
Green Biz
California is known for many things — surf, sun, cinema — but water sustainability doesn't likely crack the top 100. Yet the state is leading the way in a trend that's picking up around the world: municipal wastewater being treated, disinfected and reused near its source for a variety of purposes, from wetlands restoration to irrigation — and, yes, drinking.
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Rock points to potential diamond haul in Antarctica
Phys.org
Australian geologists have opened up the tantalizing but controversial prospect that Antarctica could be rich in diamonds. In a scientific paper published in the journal Nature Communications, a team said they had found a telltale rock called kimberlite in the Prince Charles Mountains in East Antarctica. No diamonds were found in the samples, taken from Mount Meredith, and the study — focusing only on the region's geology, not on mining possibilities — was not designed to quantify how many could be there.
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