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SEG May 2018 Enews Update

Minerals North drew an appreciative crowd to Houston and now it’s time for the merry Mining Month of May

  • Join SEG and Smithers Chamber of Commerce for the Mining Month lunch on Friday May 11.  Tickets are on sale now. Contact the chamber at 250-847-5072 or e-mail
  • SEG will soon contract someone to administer our new Rock Room – watch for the posting
  • Thanks to Houston for hosting everyone at Minerals North.
  • June 1 is the deadline for the new Mine Supervisor Certificate – take the test
  • Act now for  May 1 early bird registration for NWCC June 8 Fundraising golf tournament in Smithers
  • And speaking of golf  – SEG’s fall golf tournament is Friday September 14. Thanks to all the sponsors for the draw to participate in the tournament.

Mining Month Luncheon, Friday May 11, Smithers

Smithers Exploration Group and the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce are again partners in the annual Mining Month luncheon in Smithers on Friday May 11. Since the first Smithers luncheon ten years ago, the two organizations have organized luncheons highlighting the importance of the Smithers business community to the minerals industry and the benefits the industry brings to the community.

This year’s luncheon continues that theme: Growing Mining, Growing Smithers - a panel discussion about why Smithers has become a prime location for organizations that service the minerals industry provincially, nationally and internationally.

  • Date:  Friday May 11, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, Ferguson Room, Smithers
  • Price: $25

To purchase tickets, please contact the Smithers Chamber of Commerce at 250-847-5072 or e-mail  on sale now.

SEG Rock Room Administrator

Smithers Exploration Group is hiring a part time administrator to operate and promote its Rock Room Collection of Cordilleran Rock Suites. In mid-May SEG will post a request for expressions of interest in the position, so watch for it.

The successful candidate will be a Smithers-based geologist, preferably with experience in the rocks of northern BC, who will ensure the SEG Rock Room is used a resource for mineral development in northern BC. The collection will be used by geologists and prospectors who need to familiarize themselves with the geology of northern BC, by trainers who are educating the next generation of explorationists in northern BC and by school students interested in rocks.

Thanks Houston

SEG was pleased to see everyone at Minerals North just down the road in Houston. It was a full house and Houston did itself proud. SEG drew hundreds of school kids to our Minerals Rock at the Legion, and thanks to Lorie Farrell and Judi L’Orsa for putting that together. 

SEG’s booth at the trade show attracted lots of attention with a draw to Name the Town Where This Rock is From. We already know that rock is from the SEG Rock Room Collection of Cordilleran Rock Suites but its first home was near Smithers on the Davidson deposit.

Minerals North 2018 will be in Chetwynd.

Mine Supervisor Certification, June 1

The Mines Act states that every person employed at a mine must be under the daily supervision of a person who holds a valid and appropriate certificate as required by the regulations or the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (Code).

The Mine Supervisor’s Certification is intended to ensure a common understanding of the Code, to encourage worker safety and to ensure supervisors on a mine site are aware of their responsibilities under the Code. This requirement comes into force on June 1, 2018.

The provision requires that anyone supervising six or fewer people on an active mine operation or in other areas of a mine, such as a mill, tailings storage facility, lab or maintenance area or shop, must complete their Supervisor’s Certification. It applies to all mine sites in the province including major mines, exploration sites, sand and gravel and placer operations and quarries.

This certification is now available through the following link Mine Supervisor Certification. The cost for the Mine Supervisor Certification is $100 and must be renewed every five years.

NWCC Foundation Golf Scramble, June 8, Smithers

Northwest Community College Foundation is holding its annual fund-raising golf tournament on Friday June 9.  Tuesday May 1 is the early bird deadline, if you act quickly. Contact  or  250.635.6511 Ext. 5389

SEG Annual Golf Tournament , Friday, September 14

Hey you can bookend your golf summer with the NWCC game in May and then SEG’s annual fall tournament on Friday September 14.  Details on the golf and supper will be available for the July newsletter and on the SEG website

SEG has been running a special draw to bring two lucky people to the golf tournament in September.  We ran the draw at Roundup, Rock Talk and Minerals North. Thanks to the following local businesses for their help:

  • Airfare - Central Mountain Air
  • Accommodation - Sunshine Inn
  • Truck - Northwest Truck Rental 
  • Sightseeing - SilverKing Helicopter 
  • Registration - SEG

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