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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG July 2019 Enews Update

Happy belated Canada Day everyone from Smithers Exploration Group.  With the busy field season in full swing, SEG is saving its event sked for late summer and the fall.

  • But first we’re waving a fond farewell to Daryl and Dina Hanson who have left the north for the southeast.
  • Pencil in time for a fall barbeque at the SEG office on Friday September 13 to celebrate the 2019 field season.
  • If you’re in Smithers August 22-25 join us at the Bulkley Valley fall fair at the SEG booth....we're there every year as you can see in the photo.
  • SEG wants to thank Geoscience BC for its support of our collection of Cordilleran Rock Suites.
  • Start planning ahead for an advertisement in SEG’s 2020 directory.

SEG says goodbye to Daryl and Dina

One of SEG’s and the Smithers area’s most active couples have pulled up stakes to move to Kimberley and we want to take this opportunity to say thanks. Daryl and Dina Hanson will certainly be missed in the valley and their home base at Quick.  Daryl served in a variety of roles with Smithers Exploration Group, as a geologist with the Ministry of Energy and Mines and more recently with Gavin Mines on the Dome Mountain Mine. Dina has probably hiked every trail in the region. Enjoy the Kootenays and the northwest will miss you.

SEG Fall BBQ, Friday September 13

SEG’s new celebration of the current field season is a fall barbeque at the Rock Room at the SEG office. Last year was a lot of fun, so we decided to make this an annual event. Join us for some hot dogs and hamburgers with the usual trimmings.

  • Date:  Friday September 13
  • Time:  5 to 7 pm
  • Place: SEG office  101 – 3423 Fulton Ave, Smithers BC

Bulkley Valley Fall Fair, SEG booth, August 22 to 25

As usual Smithers Exploration Group will welcome the public to its booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 22-25. The annual fall fair draws terrific crowds from across the region, and we always get our fair share of visitors at the booth.

Thanks Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is providing support for SEG’s Collection of Cordilleran Rock Suites as part of one of its goals to support the preservation and curation of significant rock collections in BC and make them more accessible.

In a recent news release Geoscience BC stated “In Smithers, the Smithers Exploration Group Restoration of the Collection of Cordilleran Rock Suites project will promote, preserve and catalogue the group’s existing 2,000 sample rock collection and eventually create an online map to accompany the physical collection. In 2019 and 2020, the SEG will complement the collection with new samples from additional locations and deposits; promote the collection at conferences; and preserve it both online and at the ‘Rock Room’.

SEG Rock Room Administrator, Anastasia Ledwon said: “The current collection contains samples of various Cordilleran rock suites and examples of ore deposits from more than 20 mines including Mount Milligan, Bell Copper and BC’s newest gold mine, Brucejack. With Geoscience BC’s support we are able to preserve this collection so that geologists can continue to compare known rock types and deposits to their own projects.”

Check out the collection through GBC’s website at   and on the SEG website at

SEG 2020 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. We distributed 500 copies at Roundup 2019 and that’s a great way of getting your services noticed.  For details for rates and advertising deadlines for the 2020 directory please contact Elaine Konschuh at

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