Golf with SEG September 15
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SEG September 2017 Enews Update

Welcome to fall 2017 and what better way to get into the swing than by golfing with SEG at our annual tournament on September 15 in Smithers.  Work has begun on updating our Northern Cordilleran Collection of Rock Suites under the leadership of former northwest regional geologist Paul Wojdak. Thanks for taking this on Paul.  Thanks also to the team who staffed SEG’s booth at the annual Bulkley Valley fall fair last week. And this newsletter includes some important updates on GBC’s TREK workshop October 17; TRAM public meetings and immediate August 30 employment opportunities at NWCC School of Exploration and Mining.

Golf with SEG, September 15, Smithers

SEG is all tee'd up for its 45th annual 2017 golf tournament and banquet in Smithers on Friday September 15 at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. You can use Eventbrite to register or wait until Thursday evening.

Check out the poster for details. Here's a brief overview:

  • golf and dinner $75
  • golf alone $40
  • dinner alone $35
  • Thursday September 14, 7 pm at Smithers Legion: team signup and registration is you're not already registered
  • Friday September 15 7 am at Hy-Tech Drilling: breakfast
  • Friday September 15 10 am shotgun T-off

See you on the links.

SEG’s Northern Cordilleran Collection of Rock Suites

SEG has hired Paul Wojdak P Geo to organize and catalogue its Northern Cordilleran Collection of Rock Suites. The rock suites were collected in the 1970s and are an important resource for the development of expertise on the geology of northern BC and ultimately the discovery of the next mines. Paul is already busy completing the cataloguing of the collection and has created a digital database to replace the old hard copy document.  SEG is fortunate to have someone of Paul’s expertise working on this important northern exploration tool. We’ll have an update at Rock Talk 2018 in February.

We also want to thank Middleton GeoScience for Mike’s help in making the collection accessible at Lorne Warren’s place – access to the old trailer to move the suites out; a tent to shelter Paul and new display trays. Thanks also to Lorne and Chris Warren for their support in this venture. 

SEG booth at Bulkley Valley Exhibition, August 24-27

As usual Smithers Exploration Group welcomed the public to its booth at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition August 24-27.  Thanks to Lorie Farrell and Ted Vanderwart for staffing the booth.  The booth was an informative blend of geological information, training opportunities and outreach information. 

GeoScience BC, TREK Workshop, Vancouver , October 17

New maps from Geoscience BC’s Targeting Resources for Exploration and Knowledge (TREK) projects have been released, providing the latest geological and geophysical information for decision-makers involved with resource development in Central British Columbia. A day-long technical workshop, also available online, will explore the new products at UBC Robson Square on October 17.  It will be the first time many of the experts active in the TREK region have been brought together to present and discuss the results, with registration opening on September 5. For more information or to register for updates, visit TREK workshop updates form.

GeoScience BC is also looking for new volunteers for the Minerals and Mining Technical Advisory Committee. This includes adding add new expertise relating to water and tailings management, geometallurgy, site reclamation, incorporating Traditional Knowledge, and social acceptance. For more information check out the GBC website:   Nominations will be accepted until September 11, 2017.

Telkwa Recreational Access Management group (TRAM) meeti

Members who have been following the discussions around the Telkwa Recreational Access Management group (TRAM) have several opportunities to take part in public forums and meetings with town councils on the following dates:

  • Delegation to Smithers Town Council  - Tuesday, Sept 12 – 6:30 pm
  • Delegation to Houston Town Council – Tuesday, Sept 19 – 7:00 pm
  • Delegation to Telkwa Village Council – Monday, Sept 11 - 7:00 pm
  • Public Forums – Round Lake Hall  - Wednesday, Sept 20 & Thursday, Sept 21 – 6:30-9:00 pm 

NWCC School of Exploration and Mining seeks instructors Closing date August 30

Northwest Community College is seeking auxiliary Mining and Natural Resource Field Instructors including an instructor for Mineral Processing Operator. Information is available at

Please note the closing date is this week – August 30.

10 Key Facts on Canada’s Minerals Sector

Check out this infographic from Natural Resources Canada's Lands and Minerals Sector (LMS) at

The 10 Key Facts on Canada’s Minerals Sector infographic illustrates the importance of Canada’s minerals sector. In addition to key information and statistics, it also contains interactive links to more detailed information.

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