First up - Rocks ‘n Rambling January 8
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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG January 2016 Enews Update

Happy New Year to everyone from Smithers Exploration Group and thanks to our sponsors for making the Christmas party a success.  We’re starting 2016 off with Rocks ‘n Rambling on Friday January 8.  That’s followed in short order by AME BC’s Mineral Exploration Roundup from January 25 to 28 with the SEG booth open on the Monday and Tuesday.  In February please join us for Rock Talk 2016 on February 17, 18 and 19 in Smithers.  And it’s never too early to get ready for Minerals North 2016 hosted this by Smithers and Telkwa on May 18, 19 and 20 – registration is open.  

Special Thanks to Christmas sponsors

The SEG Christmas party started off the holiday season for lots of people. Thanks to our sponsors:   

  • Blackhawk Drilling  provided Northern Lights Audio DJ Services
  • Blue Water  Sushi  covered the Smithers Secondary School Designated driving service
  • AMC/MBI provided complimentary table wines 

Rocks ‘n Rambling Friday January 8

We’ll start off 2016 with Rocks ‘n Rambling on this Friday – January 8.  Our thanks to Rugged Edge for offering its location on 19th Avenue in Smithers.

  • Date: Friday January 8
  • Time:  4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Place: Rugged Edge Office 3405 19th Avenue, Smithers

As usual RnR is a chance to get together to look over some rocks and exchange war stories.

Roundup 2016 January 25 - 28 SEG booth on Monday and Tuesday

With AME BC’s Roundup in a couple of weeks in Vancouver January 25 – 28, it’s time to plan to pick up your 2016 SEG directory. We will be at Roundup 2016 as usual in the Vancouver Convention Centre East, under the sails of Canada Place. We’re at booths 1624/1626, on the corner next to the Bistro on Monday January 25 and Tuesday January 26. Watch for the high viz vest hoisted above the booth. 

Chair Norma Jean Adzich room on her booth schedule if you want to volunteer to help with the staffing. If you’re going to be at Roundup, drop her a line to add your name to the volunteers -;  250-847-4657, 778-210-0669

Rock Talk 2016 February 17, 18 and 20

SEG’s Rock Talk 2016 will present an interesting and important lineup in February in Smithers at the Smithers Curling Club. The annual conference combines education sessions, technical presentations and a day of skiing to cap it off.

  • Wednesday February 17: morning session 9-12 Eskay Creek core, maps and deposit focus, afternoon 1-4 Stikine Terrane reconstruction session
  • Wednesday February 17: evening  SEG Annual General Meeting and registration
  • Thursday Feb 18: 9-12 Red Chris rock and paper focus, afternoon 1-4  project updates
  • Friday Feb 19: core shack and ski day

Later in January check the SEG newsletter and website at  for more details on registration costs and the annual general meeting.

Minerals North 2016 May 18-20 Smithers and Telkwa

Registration is now open for Minerals North 2016, being hosted in Smithers and Telkwa May 18 – 20, 2016.     The Organizing Committee is thrilled to announce that marketing expert and broadcast producer Terry O-Reilly has confirmed his attendance as our keynote speaker.  For a copy of the -preliminary agenda and an overview of pre-conference options please visit the Minerals North website at 

If you are looking for options to increase your company profile there is still time left.  Outside display space is now available for booking and there are still a few inside booths left.  A number of sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information on these opportunities please review our website or contact us at  

AME BC members elect directors January 18

If you’re a member of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC please watch for voting instructions for the election of six directors which opens on January 18.  Please note that SEG member Jill Pardoe is standing for election. I have two more years of the AME BC Board of Directors and want to encourage eligible members to vote. AME BC is providing important leadership in ensuring the government and communities value the minerals industry.

AME BC MEMBERS - Review your 2016 Director Candidates before Voting Opens on January 18, 2016

Printed candidate profiles are available at the AME BC office or can be mailed to you upon request.

In accordance with the Bylaws, AME BC is conducting its annual election of its Board of Directors. In order to be eligible to vote, you must be a member of AME BC. 

The candidates for AME BC Director Elections 2016 are:

  • Marc Blythe, Alianza Minerals and Arcus Development Group
  • Scott Broughton, Santa Fe Metals Corporation
  • Chris Doornbos, MinQuest Ltd
  • David Gale (Incumbent), Independence Gold Corporation
  • Ken MacDonald, Ridgeview Resources
  • Dale Mah, Quintana Resources Capital
  • Robert McLeod, IDM Mining Ltd
  • Jill Pardoe, Consultant
  • Jason Quigley, Hunter Dickinson Inc
  • Libby Sharman, Sharpman Consulting
  • Robert Stevens (Incumbent), BCIT
  • Jill Tsolinas (Incumbent), B.C. Center of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM)

All of the candidate profiles can be found at AME BC Director Candidates for 2016

Voting opens on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 9:30 am and closes at noon on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Voting is open to AME BC members only. In accordance with the bylaws of AME BC, for the 2016 Board of Directors, there are six to be elected for a three-year term. You may choose up to six candidates on the election ballot. Vote online or by telephone 24/7 during that week!

 Make your voice heard. Support BC’s mineral exploration and development industry. 


TAKE NOTICE the elected Directors to AME BC's Board will be announced at AME BC’s 104th Annual General Meeting at Mineral Exploration Roundup 2016 at 3 p.m (PST) on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Meeting Rooms 11/12, Level 2 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver.

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