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SEG January 2014 Enews Update

Happy New Year to everyone from Smithers Exploration Group. Today we're reminding you about all the important SEG entries you added to your 2014 calendar last month: January 10 - Rocks 'n Rambling; January 22 and 23 BC Natural Resource forum in PG with financing breakout session with Royal Gold; January 27 - 30 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver; and February 19-21 Rock Talk in Smithers

January 10 Rocks 'n Rambling

The first Rocks 'n Rambling of the New Year takes place this coming Friday January 10 at Bill and Tracy McIntyre's at 1320 Sunnypoint Drive in Silver King. There is parking on the street. R&R will run from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The BBQ will be up and running, if you want to cook up something.

January 22 and 23 BC Natural Resource Forum

This year's BC Natural Resource Forum in Prince George has the added bonus of an opportunity to meet with a mineral financing company. The forum focuses on a broad range of natural resources in the north, from mining to forestry to energy. This year Royal Gold, the company that did the financing for Mount Milligan, is available for a break-out session with any company that wants information on innovative financing ideas for a project.The breakout session at the Forum will be on January 22, 2014 at 10:00 am. 

Financing Mine Development and Construction
(Length:  approx. 60 minutes)
Tony Jensen

Large, modern mining projects can be very capital intensive. Operators often seek multiple sources of financing in order to place a mine into production. Royalty and stream financing has emerged as an important source of funding over the last decade. Mr. Jensen’s talk will provide an overview of royalty and stream financing,  a comparison with equity and debt facilities, and an in-depth discussion of a stream financing transaction, employed by Royal Gold,  to allow Thompson Creek Metals to complete construction of the Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine in northern British Columbia.

If you are interested in attending the breakout session, you should register by contacting:

Charlotte Groot
 Constituency Assistant
 Prince George-Mackenzie
 ( Phone: (250) 612-4194
 Ê Fax: (250) 612-4191
 7 E-Mail:
 * Address: 1621 Nicholson Street South, Prince George, BC  V2N 1V7

January 27 and 28 SEG Booth at Roundup 2014

SEG will have its usual booth at Roundup on January 27 and 28 at the door to the trade show, featuring the 2014 SEG directory. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help staff the booth. It's a great way to meet people at Roundup, while helping us get the word out about northwestern BC. Drop by the booth any time on Monday or Tuesday to pick up your copy of the new SEG directory - the best source of who's who in the BC exploration industry and its service sector.

February 19 to 21 Rock Talk 2014

Rock Talk 2014 is scheduled for February 19, 20 and 21 in Smithers.

SEG organizes Rock Talk every February to showcase exploration projects in northern BC with a jam-packed day of technical talks. The technical presenations are sandwiched between an educational day and a ski day – both important components of this annual event.

The schedule is as follows:

Education Day Wednesday February 19:

Time: 10:30 - 5:00pm

Cost: $15

Location: NWCC Smithers campus

Program: Health and Safety & Permitting Information session  

Preregistration required 1-877-277-2288 ext 5837, contact for registration inquiries.

Annual General Meeting Wednesday February 19:

SEG will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday evening before registration for Rock Talk.

Time: 6:30 to 8 pm

Location: Aspen Motor Inn Meeting Room

Please consider standing for election as a director and joining one of the volunteer committees for our many events. SEG's financial report will be discussed and plans for 2014.

Registration for Rock Talk presentation day Wednesday February 19

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Location: Aspen Motor Inn lounge, Smithers

The Aspen Motor Inn will provide appetizers at the registration. The hotel is also offering a $90 room rate for out of town guests.

Presentations Thursday February 20:

Late Registration: 8 am

Time:  8:30 am

Cost: $40,

Location:  Smithers Curling Club

Ski Day Friday February 21

Details to follow at later date.

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