Billions In the Ground June 6th
2019.06.06 9.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Thursday, June 6th,
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Below are our speakers from 2018
9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:20 - 9:40
Brian Skanderbeg, President & CEO, GFG Resources Inc.
Mr. Skanderbeg was most recently President and CEO of Claude Resources Inc., which was acquired by SSR Mining for $337 million. He previously worked for Goldcorp, Inco Ltd. and Helio Resources, holding positions in both exploration and operations. He holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Manitoba and an M.Sc. (Geology) from Rhodes University, South Africa. He brings extensive experience in the exploration and evaluation of gold systems, operational management, cost and asset optimization and strategic analysis.
About GFG Resources Inc. GFG Resources is a North American precious metals exploration company headquartered in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, whose shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (GFG) and on the OTCQB (GFGSF). The Company controls 100% of the Rattlesnake Hills Gold Project, a district scale gold exploration project located approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Casper, Wyoming, U.S. The geologic setting, alteration and mineralization seen in the Rattlesnake Hills are similar to other gold deposits of the Rocky Mountain alkaline province which, collectively, have produced over 50 million ounces of gold. The Company also owns 100% of two large and highly prospective gold properties west of the prolific gold district of Timmins, Ontario, Canada. The Ontario properties are comprised of the 44,500-hectare Pen Gold Project (including the West Porcupine property) and the 12,000-hectare Dore Gold Project.
9:50 - 10:10
Charlie Moore P.GEO
Subject: Exploration Update for the Golden Highway Project, Matheson, ON
Charlie Moore is a professional geologist (APGO) with 10 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry in Canada. He has participated in exploration projects ranging from grass roots exploration to resource definition drilling in British Columbia, Ontario and Yukon. At Moneta Porcupine Mines Ltd., Mr. Moore is responsible for the company’s geological modelling and actively participates in target generation at the Golden Highway Project east of Matheson. Mr. Moore holds a BSc (Hons) Geology from Acadia University and has completed the Mineral Exploration Masters Program (MSc) at Queen’s University. Presentation Title:
10:20 - 10:40
Frank J. Basa, P. ENG., Director, President and CEO, Canada Cobalt Works
10:50 - 11:30
Dr. John Ayer, PhD, P.Geo. - Associate Director, Mineral Exploration Resource Centre
John joined the Mineral Exploration Research Centre as Associate Director in February 2013. He received BSc and MSc degrees from Carleton University and a PhD degree from the University of Ottawa. He worked for 28 years with the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) mapping Precambrian greenstone belts at detailed to regional scales in the Wabigoon and Abitibi Subprovinces and 10 years for the exploration industry. He was leader for the OGS Precambrian mapping group in NE Ontario, Targeted Geoscience Initiative 3 in the Abitibi and coordinator of the Greenstone Architecture project at Laurentian University (LU) under the Discover Abitibi Initiative. About the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC): The Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) provides multidisciplinary research and education on mineral exploration in order to help create new mines. MERC is part of the Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario. It comprises an internationally recognized group of faculty and adjunct researchers from academia, industry and government.Over the last five years, MERC's annual research funding has exceeded $2M. In 2016, MERC initiated a 7-year project Metal Earth, with cash and in-kind funding of $104M, the largest exploration-focused geoscience project ever undertaken in Canada. MERC's research projects are currently supported by mining companies, the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Geological Survey of Canada, provincial and territorial geological surveys and other agencies. The research projects are global and address fundamental ore deposit problems including method development and new technologies to aid mineral exploration in Precambrian and younger terrains. MERC provides modular courses, short courses and workshops aimed at undergraduate and graduate students from around the world, and for professional development of people in the mining and exploration industry.
11:30-12:00 BREAK OUT SESSION PRIOR TO LUNCH
Ingrid Hibbard, LL.B. President & Chief Executive Officer, Director, Pelangio Exploration Inc.
Ms. Hibbard has spent her life in the mining industry, beginning with Ingamar Explorations Limited, an exploration company formed by her parents, which acquired large tracts of exploration land, including land surrounding Detour Lake. Ms. Hibbard is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pelangio Exploration Inc. and was the Chief Executive Officer of PDX Resources Inc. (formerly Pelangio Mines Inc.) from 1997 to 2009. Ms. Hibbard has played a key role throughout the history of the Detour Lake mine property including as President of Pelangio-Larder Mines Limited which, in 1998, acquired the property under a joint venture with Franco-Nevada Mining Company Limited from Placer Dome (CLA) Ltd. (now Goldcorp) up to Pelangio's sale of the Detour Lake assets to Detour Gold Corporation in 2007. Ms. Hibbard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an LL.B from the University of Western Ontario and is called to the Bar in both Ontario and Manitoba. Ms. Hibbard's law practice focused on mining and securities law, with clients ranging from junior exploration companies to major mining companies.
1:40 - 2:00
Lionel Bonhomme, President International Explorers & Prospectors Inc
Subject: The next 100 years in the Porcupine Camp
Mr. Bonhomme started his career working in the Timmins Assay office during the Texas Gulf rush and has worked in the mining and exploration field ever since. He has been involved with many private and public companies in planning exploration programs and has worked closely with OGS and GSC doing research in the Abitibi greenstone belt. IEP is a private company that has over 51,000 hectares with 38 prime gold and base metal exploration properties in Ontario and Quebec. The properties are at various stages of development spanning the full range from grass roots to advanced projects with historical resources. It also has a royalty portfolio. IEP's 100%-owned property portfolio represents a 50 year effort of land accumulation and aggregation in Ontario and Quebec by IEP, and its predecessors. IEP owns several advanced gold projects along the Destor-Porcupine and Pipestone Faults near Timmins. IEP controls a large VMS land position in the Kidd-Munroe Assemblage and the Blake-River Assemblage including historic base metal resources.
2:10 - 2:30
Charles Beaudry M.Sc., P.Geo. VP Orefinders Resources Corp (TSXV: ORX)
Charles Beaudry is an experienced mineral exploration executive with over 35 years’ experience in project generation, business development, exploration geochemistry and international project management. Charles has been involved in a number of deposit discoveries during his long tenure with Noranda/ Falconbridge/Xstrata (now Glencore) from 1989 to 2006 and he was country manager in Brazil from 1996 to 2001 during which time the company became the second largest landholder in the Carajas Mining District after Vale and made Cu-Au discoveries that are now being developed. In 2008-2009 he was General Manager for New Opportunities for Iamgold where he lead the world-wide search for new gold acquisition opportunities. From 2010 to mid-2013 he was founding President and later CEO of Xmet Inc., leading a dynamic exploration team that outlined a NI43-101 compliant, 850,000 ounce gold deposit in the Abitibi greenstone belt of Quebec. Since 2016 Charles has been involved in business development and project generation for his own account and was VP Exploration and director of Orefinfers Resources Corp (TSXV: ORX) a public exploration focused on acquiring historic gold resources in Ontario and more recently assumed the same title for PowerOre Inc., (TSXV: PORE) a junior exploration company focused on battery metals. He is a Qualified Person for purposes of news releases and 43-101 technical reports. He speaks 4 languages and is fluent in three and has taken a particular interest in Quality Systems and Six-Sigma methodology and uses this as a framework to teach QAQC. He was co-chair of the technical committee of Exploration’17, a major mineral technology symposium held every ten years in Toronto and is the chair of the PDAC’s Geoscience Committee.