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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG January 2017 Enews Update

It’s time to plan ahead for winter 2017, so let’s start with Roundup 2017. Smithers Exploration Group will be at AME’s Exploration Roundup January 23-26. We want to make sure everyone gets their edition of the new directory to services for the minerals industry in northern BC. We’ll also be organizing the Prospectors’ Table for some of northwest BC grassroots properties on Wednesday January 25. There will not be a SEG booth this year but we’ll still be taking the message of northwest BC’s exploration potential to the industry.  Then it’s on to Rock Talk February 15 to 17 in Smithers, highlighting two major deposit profiles. JoAnne Nelson seen above is one of our regular participants.  And of course we hope to see lots of people at SEG’s annual general meeting on the evening of February 15 when you register for Rock Talk. With all the activity in the next two months, we’re postponing the first 2017 Rocks ‘n Rambling until March.

AME Roundup 2017 Vancouver Convention Centre East January 23 – 26, 2017

SEG will be at AME Exploration Roundup 2017 in the Vancouver Convention Centre East, under the sails of Canada Place January 23-26. Watch for our annual directory at the publication table operated by AME in the registration area and at the Prospectors' tent in the trade show on Wednesday the 25th.  We are taking a slightly different approach with Roundup in 2017 with our presence distributed around the floor of the trade show and in the various forums, instead of focused on a booth. Make sure you drop by the publication table any time during the conference or the Prospectors' tent on Wednesday to get your 2017 SEG directory or BC Night and catch up on what's hot in northwest BC.

BTW at the end of this newsletter, I have included some information on the election process for the AME board of directors election. Voting for six new board members begins January 16 for AME members. AME’s annual general meeting will be Wednesday January 25 from 1:30 to 3:30.

See you at AME Roundup 2017.  Twitter: #ameRU

Rock Talk 2017 February 15 – 17 Smithers Curling Club Smithers

SEG’s annual conference Rock Talk 2017 will repeat the very successful format used last year with two deposit profile sessions where rock suites and a paper will facilitate geological discussion of the deposits on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. That will be followed with a half day of project updates and be capped with the Core Shack at Hudson Bay Mountain and a ski day.

Remember that registration Wednesday evening will be combined with SEG’s annual general meeting.

2017 Rock Talk Program at a glance:

Wednesday Feb 15.

  • Doors open  at noon,
  • 1 pm – 4 pm deposit profile # 1
  • 6-7 pm Smithers Exploration Group AGM
  • 7-9 pm  Rock Talk Registration

Thursday Feb 16.

  • 8 am doors open, coffee is on
  • 9- noon, Deposit profile # 2
  • Noon-1 pm Lunch
  • 1-430 pm Northern BC Project updates
  • 430-6 pm reception

Friday Feb 17.

  • 8am – noon, Hudson Bay Mountain breakfast and core shack
  • Noon-430 pm chairlift meetings

Thanks again to all the sponsors who help make Rock Talk a success each year. ERM will host appies after the Thursday session. Geotech Drilling is sponsoring the Friday Ski Day breakfast.  P&R Exploration will sponsor ski passes for registered delegates, and Highland Helicopters will donate a transfer from the hangar to the top of the ski hill on the ski day.  

Saturday –Sunday  Feb 18-19

  • optional cat-skiing

For those who are interested in more comprehensive discussions during Feb 18-19, packages are being offered again at Skeena Cat Skiing. Please contact  Lynn Schwartz( ) for Rock Talk specific details.

AME members elect directors January 16

If you’re a member of the Association for Mineral Exploration remember you can vote for six new  directors starting on January 16.  Please note that SEG member Jill Pardoe and myself, Christine Ogryzlo are AME board directors. Jill has two years left and I have one year. We want to encourage eligible members to vote for the 2017 new directors. AME is providing important leadership in ensuring the government and communities value the minerals industry.

Review your 2017 AME Director Candidates before voting opens on January 16, 2017. Listed alphabetically, the 11 Director candidate nominees & incumbents for election 2017 are:

  • 1. Neil Adshead
  • 2. ‘Lyn Anglin *
  • 3. Don Bragg *
  • 4. James Buskard
  • 5. Chris Doornbos
  • 6. Lana Eagle
  • 7. Dale Mah
  • 8. Kendra Johnston *
  • 9. Diane Nicolson *
  • 10. Andy Randell
  • 11. Jason Sutherland

* indicates an Incumbent Director

Voting opens on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:30AM

Voting Closes on Friday, January 20, 2017 at NOON

VOTING IS OPEN to AME members only. In accordance with the bylaws of AME, there are six candidates to be elected for a three-year term. Vote online 24/7 during that week!

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