KEGS/BCGS Roundup Breakfast – TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th 2014
Location: White Spot Restaurant, 1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Speaker: Peter Kowalczk, P.Geo, CEO & Director , Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc.
Topic: Non-military geophysics, ships and subsea vehicles and the search for minerals in the deep ocean
Registration: Required in advance by January 22nd 2014. Online at My KEGS or via the registration form (link below) and emailed to: email@example.com
Exploration for Submarine Massive Sulfide (SMS) deposits has evolved into a regular process of regional ship-borne work followed by more localized mapping and resource evaluation campaigns using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) over favourable areas. There is an established body of operating skills that is now moving from specialized niches in the military, salvage and academic environment into routine application on commercial mineral exploration cruises. Exploration no longer depends upon the opportunistic mapping of deposits found during research cruises but is instead a systematic and cost effective process using a package of established best practices. Robotic geophysical systems are central to the exploration process at all stages.
The challenge going forward is to rapidly assess the tonnage potential and grade of a deposit A number of trial mining systems have been built and are presently being tested.
Ongoing work by national organizations and by private venture mining companies has a relatively low profile, but is ongoing and moving steadily towards the development of operating mines.
Please see below for the final speaker line-up & schedule for this week’s symposium.
DATE: Tuesday November 26th
LOCATION: St John’s College, UBC – Social Lounge (2111 Lower Mall)
|8:00 – 8:30
|8:30 – 8:40
|8:40 – 9:10
||Geophysical investigations and tectonic reconstruction of IOCG occurrences: Great Bear magmatic zone, NT
|9:40 – 10:10
||Science in Fiction: the role of science consultants in the film industry
|10:30 – 11:00
||Sensitivity vs Resolution in Geophysical Inversion
|11:00 – 11:30
||Developing an efficient modelling and data presentation strategy for ATDEM system choice and survey design
|11:30 – 12:00
||Virtual Geo-Teams – The challenges of building multidisciplinary exploration teams outside large companies
|12:00 – 12:15
|1:15 – 1:45
||Recent AEM case study examples using a Full Waveform time-domain system for hydrogeology and mineral exploration
|1:45 – 2:15
||MULTIPULSETM EM: Increasing the Sensitivity of Airborne TDEM
||ELF – a new ground EM system
|2:45 – 3:00
|3:00 – 3:30
||Open source GIS software and its applicability to geophysics
|3:30 – 4:00
||Unmanned Airborne System Opportunities for Volume Determination of Coal Stockpiles
|4:00 – 4:30
|4:30 – 5:30
||Social Hour at Mahoney’s & Sons
Registration for the 2013 Symposium is now open! This full-day event at St John’s College, University of British Columbia, on November 26th will include the following speakers, amongst others:
Sean Walker – Sensity vs Resolution in Geophysical Inversion
Magdel Combrinck – Developing an efficient modelling and data presentation strategy for ATDEM system choice and survey design
Nathan Hayward – Geophysical investigations and tectonic reconstruction of IOCG occurrences: Great Bear magmatic zone, NT
John McGaughey – Virtual Geo-Teams: The challenges of building multidisciplinary exploration teams outside large companies
Please register in advance by using the Buy Now button and completing the form below. Registration will be open until November 20th.
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The BCGS plans to once again host its annual symposium and is seeking presenters/discussion leaders for this event. This year’s symposium will be aimed towards stimulating discussion. To this end there is no official theme but rather a series of topics. Each topic will have “talks” that can range in length from 5 – 30min in length with discussion time in between. We have come up with some potential topics that we feel may be of interest however all submissions are welcome. If you are interested in presenting or leading a discussion please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including a brief description/abstract of your talk and amount of time you request. We will announce the program and registration details at a later date.
- Physical Properties
- Selecting the most suitable geophysical system/method
- Optimizing survey design
- Tools/Tips of the Trade
DATE: Tuesday November 26th
LOCATION: St John’s College, UBC
REGISTRATION DETAILS: To be announced
At last month’s talk, the lack of industry wide safety standards & guidelines for ground electrical survey operations was brought up and the progress made to date by the Australian Ground Geophysical Surveys Safety Association (GGSSA) discussed. Interest was expressed amongst the attendees to discuss this further including the possibility of generating some sort of Canadian involvement in these efforts. Dennis Woods of Discovery Int’l Geophysics has volunteered to lead a discussion session to explore this topic this month.
DISCUSSION LEADER: Dennis Woods, Discovery Int’l Geophysics Inc.
TOPIC: Safety and Ground Geophysical Surveying in Exploration
DATE: Thursday October 17th at 4:30pm LOCATION: Room 451, 409 Granville (UK Building at Granville and Hastings)
POST-MEETING: Attendees are encouraged to grab a pint together at Moose’s Downunder afterwards