MONDAY NOVEMBER 11
WORKSHOP 1: GEOTICGRAPH AND GEOTICCAD THROUGH PRACTICE (FRENCH)
Schedule: Monday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Trainer: Normand Lacroix, President, Geotic
Christian d’Amours, Vice-President, Geotic
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Summary: Our 6-hour training program allows students to familiarize themselves with all steps and functionalities related to the layout, interpretation and geological structure modelling that is typical to the Abitibi region. Using fake data, students will be required to carry out various exercices to explore Géotic Suite software features.
Note: Participants must bring their own computers and make sure they have all three software for the Géotic series installed and operational before the course begins. The busy schedule does not allow trainers to install or repair software on personal computers for students.
WORKSHOP 2: DEPOSIT AND ROCKS MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC – NICKEL AND THE ELEMENTS OF PLATINUM CHROME GROUP (ENGLISH)
Shedule: Monday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Trainer: Sarah-Janes Barnes, Research Chair In Magmatic Mellallogeny, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi
Summary: Recent discoveries in Ontario of Ni, PGE and chrome deposits have stimulated exploration for these types of deposits throughout the Canadian shield. This workshop will provide an overview of nickel, platinum-group element and chrome deposits. These types of deposits are largely found in association with mafic and ultramafic rocks and the workshop will address first the fundamental principles leading to the formation of deposits and their host rocks. Followed by a review of each of the mains deposits and their host intrusions; Noril’sk, Bushveld, Stillwater, Lac des Iles, Great Dyke and chromite deposits in ophiolites. Finally some guidelines for exploration work will be provided.
WORKSHOP 3: SEG ULAVAL
Schedule: Monday 1:00PM to 4:00PM
*Max 100 participants
Trainer: Eric L. Hoffman
Summary:Basic geochemical principles of partial, selective and total digestions of geological samples will be described along with the applications of each of these techniques in exploration and the advantages and shortcomings of each of these approaches will be described. Selective extractions promises to be the geochemical exploration technique of choice in exploring for blind mineral deposits buried beneath glacial till or cover volcanics. The selective extractions target various mineral phases that adsorb the exogenic component of surface soil rather than analyzing the surface soil itself which is not related to the mineralized body. Many of these adsorbing materials include amorphous Mn and iron oxides, crystalline iron and manganese oxides, organic material, clays, carbonate materials and bacterial components. Generally the weaker the leach the clearer the exogenic signal will be. Various selective extractions will be described and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be shown. Finally case studies comparing the various leach behaviours over blind mineralized bodies will be shown.
WORKSHOP 4: GATHERING DATA FOR ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF A PROJECT (FRENCH)
Schedule: Sunday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Monday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Trainer: Charles Beaudry, M. Sc., P.Geo
Summary: Coming soon
Trainer: Elzéar Belzile, BelSolutions
Summary: Resources and mineral reserves are estimated by mining companies to assess the economic potential of new projects, develop medium-and long-term plans and make strategic decisions. It is therefore essential that these estimates are as representative as possible of reality.
The objective of the training is to give participants a snapshot of the various steps leading to an estimate of resources, as well as tools and techniques to consider (or avoid) in order to obtain representative results. Particular emphasis is placed upon geological interpretation, which is the basis of any resources estimate and the element that most influences the final result. Other areas of dicsussion during the workshop will include:
– Data from different sources
– Treatment of outliers
– Traditional methods of estimation
– Geostatistical methods (block model)
– Classification of a resources estimation
– Reconciliation with the production
– Qualified Person and pertinent experience
This workshop is intended primarily for geologists and engineers who make or use resource estimates for exploration projects or the development of mineral resources.
Trainer: Réjean Girard, President, IOS Geoscientifiques Inc.
Summary: « Geometallurgy » is a concept which aims to integrate in the project development, along with the standard resource estimation, all the data which can be gathered from the geological model, mineralogy, mineral processing and other physical parameters. The most profound insight come from the integration of the mineralogical data which may influence the beneficiation directly into the resource block-model and mining plans, in order to optimize the process and profitability. To gain efficiency, this approach shall be integrated right at the beginning of the resource assessment process.
Trainer: Jean Demers
Summary: The workshop aims to provide participants with a general understanding of the appraisal of a mining project and that of a corporation. The mining analysis uses knowledge from various disciplines, including those of geology, engineering, economics, finance and taxation. The analysis will also request a wider knowledge of non-quantifiable factors that, collectively, will have an impact on the final decision whether to invest. We will examine the steps that are part of the valuation and modeling process of a mining opportunity in terms of physical, geological and mining variables including economic and financial parameters.
The workshop is aimed at both the professional (geologist, engineer) and the indirect participant in the mining sector (financial, investor or other).
WORKSHOP 5: GOVERNANCE: THE ESSENTIAL NEW RULES OF THE GAME (FRENCH)
Schedule: Sunday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Monday 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Trainer: Hubert Manseau, President – Confodateur, Multiple Capital Inc.
Jean Daniel Brisson, Bord strategy group, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Steve Fortin, Associate professor
Summary: To counter such financial disasters and improve the performance of organizations, new rules of governance and management practices have been developed to provide better guidance to managers and directors. Board members must bring expertise and experience that compliments directors. This practical training will meet the concrete and specific needs of managers, directors, and entrepreneurs of Quebec organizations that are growing in an increasingly complex economic environment, in which shareholders have everything to gain by being surrounded by competent and credible people in order to successfully meet challenges and grow their businesses.
– Show and teach participants that governance has evolved and will continue to do so, it is no longer limited to a vital role for the success of a business, or that of a ‘creative governance of values
– Familiarize participants with the new rules and best practices for governance
– Discuss principle models of governance, the importance of strategy, principle judicial aspects, finance and ethics, principal role and responsibilities of boards, directors and committees, personal responsibilities of managers and directors, the importance of the role of chairman of the board.
Training consists of dynamic exchanges between participants and practitioner facilitators with governing board experience.
At Château Frontenac:
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE AEMQ
at 4:15 p.m.
The members of the Québec Mining Exploration Association are invited to review the progress report and financial performance for last year.
at 5:00 p.m.
the relaxed atmosphere of this highly popular cocktail party is the perfect opportunity to develop your network of acquaintances and get your convention experience off to a good start. Join the party!