The Cordilleran Section of GAC invites you to its second annual Cordilleran Metallogeny Workshop and associated Porphyry Field Trip (new this year):

Cordilleran Metallogeny: Porphyry Settings

Tuesday, April 27, 2010.
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Vancouver Convention Centre
Downtown Vancouver

Mark April 27th in your calendar. The GAC-Cordilleran Section invites you to its second annual Cordilleran Metallogeny Workshop. This year's theme is Porphyry Settings. With a focus on British Columbia and Yukon, we will look beyond the pit limits and examine the tectonic settings and broader geological controls of Cordilleran porphyry deposits.

Late fee (after April 6) professional $ 160.00 plus 5% GST* = $ 168.00
Student fee (with ID) $ 35.00 plus 5% GST* = $ 36.75

Our slate of invited local and international speakers will examine the history of how understanding of Cordilleran tectonics has evolved during the past 50 years, what the state-of-the-art thinking is today, and how porphyry mineralization fits into current tectonic models. We will look particularly at the gold-rich alkaline porphyries and examine keys to their emplacement in Cordilleran settings. The workshop will culminate with a presentation linking geoscientific research with exploration targeting. A panel discussion including the day's speakers will close the meeting.

Following last year's successful Edges workshop model, the Porphyry Settings Workshop will include coffee break refreshments, lunch and a post-workshop social hour.


For other inquiries, contact organizing committee co-chairs:
Gerry Carlson ( ), Jim Ryan ( )

New this year: Post-workshop Porphyry Field trip

April 28 and 29, 2010.

The field trip bus will leave immediately following the workshop social at the Vancouver Convention Centre on the evening of April 27, with an overnight at the Manning Park Lodge. The next day, we will visit Copper Mountain in the morning and Highland Valley in the afternoon, ending up overnighting in Kamloops . On April 29, we will tour Abacus' Afton- Ajax Project . In the afternoon, representatives of Imperial Metals ( Mt. Polley ), Serengeti Resources (Kwanika) and possibly other active northern BC porphyry projects, will provide core shack displays and geological discussions prior to our return to Vancouver . Lively discussions on the bus and on the outcrop will be led by Jim Monger and other workshop speakers, field trip leaders and participants. The cost of the field trip is $200, which includes the cost of the bus, accommodation (based on double occupancy) and breakfasts. Attendees will be responsible for their own lunches and dinners. The group will return by bus to downtown Vancouver by 9:00 PM on April 29. Alternatively, participants are welcome to arrange their own return from Kamloops to Vancouver by air. There are still several spots available on the trip, and it is on a first come first served basis; priority will be given to people attending the Porphyry Settings Workshop.

Forward expressions of interest to: , You will be notified of your acceptance for the trip as well as payment instructions within a day or two.


Geological Association of Canada - Cordilleran Section
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