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Smithers Exploration Group | SEG - Mining & Education Northwest BC

SEG October 2013 Enews Update

Today's newsletter covers a lot of topics, so get your calendar ready: deadline for SEG's 2014 directory is one week away -  Friday November 1; Rocks 'n Rambling has moved from November 1 to November 8; tickets are on sale for SEG Christmas party on December 6; SEG booth at Roundup 2014 needs volunteers;  Rock Talk 2014 will be February 19 to 21 with the AGM on February 19; AME BC information: AME BC call for applications for the Prospectors' Tent at Roundup ; AME BC seeks input on land use issues; Deadline for nomination of AME BC directors November 18 and finally a new minerals industry analysis from NRCan.

Friday November 1st SEG Directory

Ads and Listings for the 2014 Smithers Exploration Group Directory are due by Friday November 1st.

Contact Elaine Konschuh at 250.847.7383 or 250.847.4868, or email at

Friday November 8 Rocks 'n Rambling

The first Rocks 'n Rambling for the season takes place Friday November 8 at Eagle Peak Resources/Metal Mountain office at 1-3431 19th Avenue in Smithers from 4:30 to 6:30. If you're in town please feel free to drop by and bring your thoughts on the incredible geology of northern BC.

Friday December 6 SEG Christmas Party

It's never too early to plan for Christmas. The annual SEG Christmas party will take place on Friday December 6 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $35 for dinner and dance and are available for purchase at Hetherington and Hooper or the Ministry of Energy and Mines in Smithers. Check out the poster for details.

January 27 and 28 SEG Booth at Roundup 2014

SEG will have its usual booth at Roundup at the door to the trade show featuring the 2014 SEG directory. We need volunteers to staff the booth! If you can lend a hand for a couple of hours on Monday or Tuesday, please drop me a line at

February 19 to 21

February 19 to 21 is tentatively scheduled for Rock Talk 2014  SEG organizes Rock Talk every February to showcase exploration projects in northern BC with a jam-packed day of technical talks. The technical presentations are sandwiched between an educational day and a ski day – both important components of this annual event. We'll squeeze SEG's annual general meeting into registration night on February 19.

AME BC information

Land Use Issues:  AME BC's land use committees wants to know about any land-use related issues SEG members may be encountering. They are doing a province-wide enquiry so they can have a list of common issues.

Please contact Fran Macpherson by phone at 250.747.2821 or email at

AME BC call for applications for the Prospectors' Tent at Roundup: The Prospectors’ Tent is an opportunity for prospectors to present hard-earned mineral properties to the delegates attending AME BC's Mineral Exploration Roundup 2014. Application forms and information regarding the Prospectors' Tent can be found at:

For additional information, please contact Veronique Jones by email at or by phone at 604.630.3930.

November 18 Deadline for nomination of AME BC Directors: AME BC invites you to nominate candidates for the election of AME BC's Board of Directors. AME BC members only may nominate a candidate for the 2014 AME BC Board of Directors.  Please note the following procedure.  
Your nomination must:

  1. Be made in writing;
  2. Be signed by at least 10 AME BC members;
  3. Include written consent of the nominee; and
  4. Be submitted to AME BC on or before November 18, 2013

Please submit your nominations by email, fax, or by mail postmarked by November 18, 2013 to: Tracey Sexton, Association for Mineral Exploration BC, 800-889 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2,, fax at 604.681.2363, or phone at 604.630.3919.

Voting opens on January 17 for one week ~ VOTE for a chance to win an IPAD with Retina Display!

New Publication Release by Natural Resources Canada's Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS)

The following publication was recently released by MMS’s Minerals, Metals and Materials Policy Branch: Mining Sector Performance Report, 1998-2012 (published in August 2013)  at

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