SEG’s Rock Room of Cordilleran Rock Suites is ready for use
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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG July 2018 Enews Update

  • The SEG Rock Room as seen above with more than 2000 Cordilleran rock samples is ready for you. Contact  for information on getting access to the collection.
  • If you’re in Smithers in late summer, drop by the SEG booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 23 – 26. And if you’re interested in helping staff the SEG booth, contact Lorie Farrell at
  • Remember - golf with SEG on September 14.
  • It’s never too early to think about getting your word out via the 2019 SEG directory.  Watch for details on getting your ad in the next directory coming soon.
  • Geoscience BC has released six Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for new projects relating to its minerals focus area.

SEG Rock Room #101 3423 Fulton Avenue in Smithers

Smithers Exploration Group’s Rock Room houses our classic collection of Cordilleran rock suites. This extensive collection of rock samples is representative of deposits and rock types across British Columbia, with a focus on the northwest. It’s an important resource for the development of expertise on the geology of northern BC and the discovery of the next mines.

The rock suites cover:

  • Plutonic
  • Volcanic
  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineral Deposits and Ore Deposit Types
  • Rock-forming and Ore Minerals

Former regional geologist Paul Wojdak and Smithers geologist Lorie Farrell have been restoring the collection and SEG has hired Smithers geologist Anastasia Ledwon to administer the Rock Room. It is available to prospectors and geologists with an interest in BC rocks. You will soon be able to browse the collection at  and book the trays that are of particular interest to your work.

For information on arranging access to the Rock Room contact Anastasia  at  or leave a message at 250-877-7883

SEG Annual Golf Tournament , Friday, September 14

With a busy field season underway, plan to kick back and relax in the fall at SEG’s annual golf tournament on Friday September 14.  Details on the golf and supper to follow.

SEG booth at Bulkley Valley Exhibition, August 23-26

As usual Smithers Exploration Group will welcome the public to its booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 23-26. The annual fall fair draws terrific crowds from across the region, and we always get our fair share of visitors.

If you want to help staff the SEG  booth at the fair, please contact Lorie Farrell at

SEG 2019 directory

Smithers Exploration Group’s annual directory is a hot item at AME’s Roundup in January, so you don’t want to be disappointed by missing out on getting your ad ready. For details for rates and advertising deadlines please contact Elaine Konschuh at

Geoscience BC Request for Proposals

Geoscience BC has released six Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for new projects relating to its minerals focus area. Projects resulting from the RFPs will deliver new earth science and baseline data for prospectors, explorers, mine developers, governments, community leaders and Indigenous groups to make informed, evidence-based decisions about mineral resources. They will also help to identify and mitigate risks, answer specific environmental and social questions and stimulate investment, jobs and socio-economic development in British Columbia.

Anyone can submit a proposal up to the deadline on Monday October 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm Pacific Standard Time for the following topics:

  • RFP 2018-01: Exploring the Big Gap in Copper-Gold Deposits of BC’s Central Interior
  • RFP 2018-02: New Tools for Discovery
  • RFP 2018-03: Unlocking Value – A Smarter Look at Big Data
  • RFP 2018-04: Understanding Water
  • RFP 2018-05: Competitive, Responsible Mines for the Future
  • RFP 2018-06: Capturing, Preserving, and Capitalizing our Heritage of Geoscience

You can find full details about the application process and each RFP on the Geoscience BC website  (If this link does not work, copy and paste the url into your browser.)

Professional Reliance Review Commentary

If you have been following the discussion around how professionals in the natural resource industry are governed, you should check out this article from ResourceWorks. Last week the provincial government released a review with numerous recommendations for changing the current professional reliance model. You can check out the ResourceWorks piece at

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