Talks & Seminars

 

Exploration Series Talk

Georgie River Mine: a forgotten and underestimated piece of B.C.’s Golden Triangle jigsaw
Discussion Leader: Paul Metcalfe, Auramex Resource Corp.

When: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 8:00 am
Where: Discovery Center, Geological Survey of Canada, 1500 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Admission is $5 and seating is limited.
Contact: Please pre-register by email talks@gac-cs.ca

"The Georgia River Mine is located 16 km south of Stewart on Portland Canal tidewater in the southern part of B.C.’s Golden Triangle. The immediate area of the mine was previously interpreted as a pendant in the Coast Batholith, but regional studies by the Geological Survey of Canada (1999-2004) showed that it is contiguous with the rest of Stikinia. In the same studies, volcano-sedimentary rocks previously correlated with the Hazelton Group were proposed as correlative with the late Triassic Stuhini Group..." Read More →

Exploration Series Talk

Discovery of a Precious Metals-rich VMS Deposit Yellowknife Greenstone Belt, NWT
Discussion Leader: Dave Webb, Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd

When: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 8:00 am
Where: Discovery Center, Geological Survey of Canada, 1500 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Admission is $5 and seating is limited.
Contact: Please pre-register by email talks@gac-cs.ca

"The Archean Yellowknife Greenstone Belt is known for its shear zone-hosted gold deposits, dominated by the Giant Yellowknife Mine (pp 8.1 m oz. Au), Con Mine (pp 6.1 m oz. Au) and the high-grade vein deposit Discovery Mine (pp. 1 m oz. Au). The greenstone belt extends from beneath the waters of Great Slave Lake northwards to beyond the Discovery Mine for over 100 km. Minor volcanic, quartzite and banded iron formation of the Central Slave Cover Group..." Read More →

Exploration Series Talk

Troy Energy Corp’s Yellowknife Gold Project
Discussion Leader: Carl Verley, Troy Energy Corp.

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 am
Where: Discovery Center, Geological Survey of Canada, 1500 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Admission is $5 and seating is limited.
Contact: Please pre-register by email talks@gac-cs.ca

"Located in the Northwest Territories, 75 km north of the past producing Giant and Con mines (combined ~12 million oz Au) and 12 km south of the Discovery Mine (1 million oz Au), Troy Energy’s Yellowknife Gold project consists of a series of classic Archean orogenic gold occurrences that crop out in metasediment-metavolcanic exposures over a strike length of 6 km on its claims and leases..." Read More →

Exploration Series Talk

Artificial intelligence in geology in support of improved exploration and mining outcomes
Discussion Leader: Samuel Cantor, Minerva Intelligence Inc.

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 8:00 am
Where: Discovery Center, Geological Survey of Canada, 1500 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Admission is $5 and seating is limited.
Contact: Please pre-register by email talks@gac-cs.ca

"Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad field which encompasses machine learning, knowledge representation, robotics, probability, and a host of other disciplines and sub-disciplines. Fundamental to the successful application of AI in the mining industry is the establishment of clear communication and understanding between human beings using AI and the computers which deploy that AI. Humans need to clearly define what they provide as input to AI systems, and AI systems need to be able to explain in human-intelligible terms what they produce and how they produce it...." Read More →

Public Lectures

Geology of the North Shore by David Cook, P. Eng, FGAC, Geologist

When: Tuesday August 13, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Capilano branch library District of North Vancouver 3045 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver.
Registration: Please register online or by phone 604-987-4471 extension 8175

The natural attributes of Vancouver make it one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Many have chosen it as their home on the basis of its magnificent setting. The jewel in the crown of that setting is the backdrop of spectacular mountains on the North Shore. We tend to think of those mountains as static, but in terms of geological time, the forces that created them are immense and have taken place over periods of time difficult for us to understand in relation to our short time on this Earth.

Exploration Series Talk

Better understanding of published drill intercepts using data analytics
Discussion Leader: Jonathan Longe, Corebox.net

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:00 am
Where: Discovery Center, Geological Survey of Canada, 1500 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Admission is $5 and seating is limited.
Contact: Please pre-register by email talks@gac-cs.ca

"Inspired by Wayne Hewgill’s popular Drill Tracker newsletter, Jonathan Longe has developed interactive graphs at Gradewise.net to compare the drill intercepts released by public companies each morning with previously released intercepts. The presentation looks back at the published results of projects that have been acquired by majors and compares those results with recent discoveries..." Read More →