Field Notes
Jun. 4, 2015

Final reminder: APGO's 2015 Annual General Meeting and Reception
There is still time to register for APGO's Annual General Meeting and Reception on June 11, 2015 at One King West Hotel in Toronto. The AGM will start at 3:30 p.m., featuring guest speaker, Amy Pressman, who will present on "More to Know for Those in the Know: Legal Developments in Expert Evidence in Ontario." Reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Please come and join us. Many thanks to all who registered already. We're looking forward to seeing you at the event. Please click on this link to register online.More

National Mining Innovation Forum — June 10, 2015
Topic: Big Data Analytics: What Can it Do for the Minerals Industry?
By Canada Innovation Mining Council (CMIC)

This one-day Forum will present and discuss advances both within and outside the sector, while exploring the value proposition of big data analytics to the minerals industry, focusing on senior executives and decision makers.More

EY: Canada's mining sector stagnant
Business in Vancouver
Canadian mining equities fared poorly again in Ernst & Young's most recent Canadian Mining Eye report, with the index dropping one per cent in Q1 2015, yet much better than in the same period last year, which saw a 12 per cent decline. The index — which tracks Canadian mining sector performance of 100 TSX and TSXV mid-tier and junior companies with market capitalizations between $2.1 billion and $160 million — reveals that most players are still working on controlling expenses, as declining grades continue to put pressure on costs.More

Demonstration mining site shows real promise
Timmins Press
There's a favourite saying that prospectors have about gold; "If you're looking for gold, look in the shadow of the headframes." That's what keeps David Foreshew optimistic about his little gold property in Timmins, known as Syracuse Gold, located on Gold Mine Road. Foreshew is the chief executive officer for the exploration company "Everyone has kind of forgotten how much gold has actually come from Timmins," Foreshew said as he was describing his property at an exploration forum at The Big Event Mining Expo.More

Albany project gets positive PEA
Canadian Mining Journal
Zenyatta Ventures of Thunder Bay, ON, says the preliminary economic assessment looks good for its Albany hydrothermal graphite project near Hearst. The PEA was prepared by RPA with milling input from SGS Canada. Albany will be an open pit mine and 3,000-t/d processing plant with a 22-year life. The deposit is open at depth, with the potential for extending operations by going underground. More

Temex increasing interest in Timmins gold property
Northern Ontario Business
Temex Resources and Goldcorp have signed a non-binding letter of intent that will allow Temex to increase its equity interest in their Whitney joint venture (JV) project to 85 per cent. Temex currently holds 60 per cent interest in the Timmins-area JV, while Goldcorp retains 40 per cent. More

Free mining training for 12 Wahgoshig First Nation members
Timmins Press
A new partnership between Northern College, Primero Mining Corp, and the Wahgoshig First Nation will soon make it easier for members of that Aboriginal community to get work in the mining industry without having to move away from home to receive the necessary training. The new initiative will allow a dozen Wahgoshig band members to receive Northern College's Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program at Primero's Black Fox Complex just outside of Matheson. The training will also be delivered tuition-free.More

Geologists use jelly, lasers and water to unravel mystery of volcanic eruption
The Guardian
Scientists have discovered a previously unrecognized potential trigger for volcanic eruptions during an experiment involving jelly, lasers and coloured water. Sandy Cruden, a geologist at Monash University in Melbourne, said the scientists came to the finding by accident during a study of how magma moves through layers of rock in the earth's crust.More

Calcium batteries might be more powerful than lithium batteries
Jean-Yves Sànchez researches the development of calcium batteries that can compete with lithium batteries. He is carrying out the study under the auspices of CONEX, a talent attraction program that hires experienced international researchers. Sànchez researches the development of calcium batteries that can compete with lithium batteries. He is carrying out the study under the auspices of CONEX, a talent attraction program that hires experienced international researchers. More

Researchers: Everest glaciers very sensitive to global warming
Science News
According to a team of scientists led by Dr. Joseph Shea of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Dudh Kosi basin in the Nepal Himalaya, which is home to some of the world's highest mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, could experience dramatic change in the decades to come.More