AMEBC will host its 31st anniversary Mineral Exploration Roundup January 27-30 in Vancouver
The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC) will host its 31st anniversary Mineral Exploration Roundup January 27-30 in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore.
More than 7,800 delegates from 44 countries attended the 2013 Roundup and this year’s event is expected to grow, thanks to returning cornerstone programming and new sessions focused on current and future innovations in the exploration sector.
Delegates can take in the Roundup’s trademark events on the trade show floor, beginning with the exhibition trade show featuring an impressive cross-section of mineral exploration and development companies and products. More than 240 companies will welcome visitors to the sold-out show, showcasing supplies and technology that are revolutionizing the sector in British Columbia and beyond.
Ninety posters highlight results of geological mapping and economic geology studies across Canada at the Poster Session, designed for individualized discussion and information exchange between geoscientists and interested parties. Explore research on a wide variety of deposit types from around the world.
Core Shack exhibits showcase new, operating and advanced discoveries and projects from around the world, including commodities such as copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc and rare earth metals. Maps and cross-sections presented by technical experts provide an inside look at some of the most significant developments in global mineral exploration.
Within the Core Shack, the Prospectors’ Tent is the place to discover mineral properties held by independent prospectors. Using maps, rock samples, drill core, sketches and photographs, prospectors are on hand to discuss their findings and provide an in-depth look at the future of exploration in Canada.
Delegates with a taste for adventure can venture out on two field trips—the Myra Falls VMS and Copper Mountain’s Copper Porphyry. The Myra Falls deposit is a complex-metal zoned volcanogenic massive sulphide contained within the Myra Formation of the Sicker Group volcanic rocks of Vancouver Island. The two-day trip involves a night in Campbell River and both underground and surface tours.
The Copper Mountain Project, which commenced full production in 2011, consists of a five-billion-pound copper resource outlined in a newly designed “super pit” encompassing three historically mined smaller pits. Participants will be guided through a geological tour of the pit walls and will tour the core shack and the milling facilities.
Technical sessions begin after the opening ceremonies on Monday, covering strategies for discovery, public geoscience, best practices, and site-specific presentations on Yukon and Alaska and historical sites across the province. This small sampling of topics just a glance at educational opportunities offered at the Roundup—a series of Short Courses is also available and includes topics such as exploration targeting, vein and breccia hosted hydrothermal systems analysis, and Aboriginal awareness and engagement.
First Nations leaders, industry leaders and company representatives will share their unique approaches to developing working relationships at the Gathering Place, an Aboriginal pavilion. Learn about success stories, collaborative engagement strategies and future development plans and take in some spectacular cultural performances.
Keep an eye out for Mining and Exploration representative Robert Hawkins, who will be in attendance.
For a full schedule of events and to register, please visit www.amebc.ca.