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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG November 2015 Enews Update

Happy Hallowe’en….but there’s nothing scary about Smithers Exploration Group’s calendar for the next couple of months. Lots of detail in the following newsletter so check it out. First up is the November Rocks ‘n Rambling on Friday November 6.  Next it’s the SEG Christmas party Saturday December 5 and then we’re into conference season. SEG will have its booth at AME BC Roundup 2016 and we’re looking for volunteers to staff the booth on January 25 and 26. Our own Rock Talk 2016 will take place in Smithers February 17, 18 and 19.  Minerals North 2016 in Smithers will be May 18 to 20 – book your booth and be a sponsor. And if you want to be included in the free listings in the SEG 2016 directory, you should act right away.

Rocks ‘n Rambling Friday November 6

The November Rocks ‘n Rambling is this coming Friday November 6. It’s your chance for a little socializing and chatting about rocks and projects.  SEG has a number of old industry books for which we need to find new homes. So we’re opening up the stacks at R&R and you can go through to see if anything catches your interest.

  • Date: Friday November 6
  • Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30pm
  • Place: SEG office #102 - 3423 Fulton Ave in Smithers

Bring your thoughts on the industry and any interesting rocks you may have come across in the summer.

Smithers Exploration Group Directory Listing

Smithers Exploration Group’s directory is one of the best methods of spreading the word about your services to the mineral exploration industry. SEG’s directory is the hot ticket item at Roundup in Vancouver and any other gathering of industry people. It is also published online at the SEG website.

If you want to take advantage of a free listing in the directory, you need to act fast.  Please contact Elaine Konschuh at

Prince George Exploration Group November 5

Prince George Exploration Group (PEG) has a speaker event this coming week. Dirk Templeman-Kluit is presenting on the use of drones in mineral exploration. Dirk is the VP Exploration for Prosper Gold who are exploringthe Sheslay Copper-Gold Porphyry in Northwest BC.

  •  When: Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Where: Allnorth Consultants Limited Corporate Boardroom 2011 PG Pulpmill Road, Prince George, BC

Please RSVP to:  Tracey Savident   |T: 250-981-6009   |  e-mail:

Come out and enjoy this networking opportunity!

AME BC board nominations Deadline November 16

If you’re a member of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC you can nominate someone for  AME BC's Board of Directors 2016.

Your nomination must:

   1. Be made in writing or using the AME BC Nomination Form;
   2. Be signed by at least 10 AME BC members;
   3. Include signed consent of the nominee; and
   4. Be submitted to AME BC on or before Monday, November 16, 2015

Please submit your nominations by email, fax, or by mail postmarked by Monday, November 16, 2015.

to: Helena Tse at or Tracey Sexton, Association for Mineral Exploration BC, 800-889 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2, , fax: 604.681.2363, phone: 604.630.3919.

SEG Christmas Party Saturday December 5

Please join us for the SEG Christmas party Saturday December 5 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. Cocktails are at 6 pm and supper will be at 7 pm. Tickets are a very reasonable $40. Dinner is BBQ ribs and roast chicken with all the fixings. 

For tickets email Richard Beck at or call 250-877-3746. 

We’ll have complimentary wine, dancing to a local DJ and shuttle service.  SEG is encouraging non-perishable food donations or cash in lieu. 

Roundup 2016 January 25 - 28 SEG booth volunteers needed

SEG will be at AME BC Roundup 2016 as usual in the Vancouver Convention Centre East, under the sails of Canada Place January 25 – 28.  We’ll have a booth on Monday January 25 and Tuesday January 26.  

Chair Norma Jean Adzich is already getting the booth crew lined up. If you’re going to be at Roundup, drop her a line and volunteer to help staff the booth -;  250-847-4657, 778-210-0669

We also want to thank Bandstra for its usual support in getting the SEG booth materials down to Roundup. Their kind of local support makes undertakings like Roundup possible.

Rock Talk 2016 February 17, 18 and 20

SEG’s Rock Talk 2016 will present an interesting and important lineup in February in Smithers. 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

In January check the SEG newsletter and website at  for more details on registration costs, location and the agm.

Minerals North 2016 Smithers May 18 to 20

The Minerals North 2016 conference will be co-hosted by the Town of Smithers and the Village of Telkwa and will be held May 18-20, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Excellence Through Innovation”.  

The intention of the organizing committee is to showcase local and provincial examples of innovation and excellence across all facets of the exploration and mining sector including research and development, technology, environmental practices, community and First Nations engagement, education, training and workforce development. The organizing committee aims to provide a forum for community engagement, dialogue and networking and relationship building for delegates and the broader local community.

There are still some sponsorship opportunities available for Minerals North 2016! If you are interested in being a part of this great event visit for more details about sponsorship.

Tradeshow exhibitor registration is now open. Register today to secure your booth space! For details on how to register visit:

Stay tuned for registration to open in mid November.

Want to stay connected to Minerals North 2016 updates? Be sure to “Like us” on Facebook to get up to date information and announcements 

Brown Bag lunches

For the past couple of years SEG has been co-ordinating what we call Brown Bag Lunches with various provincial ministries, as part of our Outreach program sponsored by the Association for Mineral Exploration BC.  Several times a year SEG members and staff from ministries such as Energy and Mines and Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations meet for off-the-record information exchanges about issues important to the minerals industry in the north.

If you want to be notified of upcoming Brown Bag lunches, drop SEG Outreach co-ordinator Lorie Farrell a note at

FYI – interesting article

SEG member Brett LaPeare sent along the link to an interesting article on our industry’s future.

2015 Golf tournament donations

Just a final word on this fall’s annual SEG golf tournament.  We were able to help out a couple of organizations in Smithers. The excess food from the dinner went to Broadway House in Smithers which helps local homeless people and to the women’s shelter Passage House.

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