Toronto Geological Discussion Group



Upcoming events

    • 01 Nov 2016
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 2nd Floor, 20 Toronto St
    • 56

    Qiqavik: A New District Scale Au-Cu Camp in Nunavik, Quebec?

    RNC Minerals'  subsidiary True North Nickel has discovered two new high grade gold mineralized zones at its Qiqavik Project in Northern Quebec. The new discoveries have extended the district-scale mineralized trend at Qiqavik to over/ 40 km, more than doubling the known extent of the trend. Prospecting in 2016 has resulted in the discovery of two new intrusion related high grade gold occurrences, the Aurora and Esperance zones, yielding multiple surface grab samples ranging from 5 to 189 g/t gold and up to 10% copper. Several outcropping areas, also containing high grade silver and zinc, represent a potentially important new discovery in an underexplored volcano-sedimentary belt within the Cape Smith Belt.

    Speaker: Michelle Sciortino

    Michelle Sciortino, P.Geo., completed her B.Sc at the University of Toronto in Geology and Physics in 2007 and has since completed a M.A.Sc in Geology in 2013. She has been an Exploration/Project Geologist with Royal Nickel since 2008, implementing supporting, and managing various technical, scientific, economic, and environmental projects from exploration through feasibility.

    • 24 Nov 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Twenty Toronto Street, 20 Toronto St, 2nd floor, Toronto
    • 73

    Mini-symposium - Innovation and Change in Mineral Exploration  

    The TGDG is pleased to welcome Dr. John F. H. Thompson, this year’s SEG Distinguished Lecturer to Toronto. Dr. Thompson, currently based at Cornell University, has industry experience with BP Minerals Group (Rio Tinto) and with Teck, first as Chief Geoscientist and then Vice President Technology and Development. The mini-symposium program will include a keynote presentation by Dr. Thompson (Changing world - changing exploration) and presentations on the state of innovation and adoption rates by additional speakers representing different aspects of the industry including

    Lynda Bloom (Analytical Solutions Ltd.) – Does the exploration industry innovate? A look at 30 years of change.

    Carl Weatherell (Executive Director & CEO, Canada Mining Innovation Council) – Collaboration: The Key to Fundamentally Transforming the Minerals Sector

    Francois Robert (Barrick Gold Corp.) – Innovation and Exploration

    Harold Gibson (MERC, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University) – Metal Earth: An integrated 4D Metallogenic study of our Earth

    Oy Leuangthong, (SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. - Resource Modelling: The Next Frontier for Innovation

    Jean Legault (Geotech) – ZTEM: Tracing its development from design innovation to discovery tool

    The event will be proceeded by networking and refreshments. Please see event details below (or download the mini-symposium flyer).


    $50 - TGDG members

    $85 - Non-members (includes annual TGDG membership)

    Free - Students (registration and student card required)

    Please register online to secure your spot. Space is limited, so book early! Registration closes November 17. Please contact us if you have any issues registering online.


    The event will also be broadcast online free of charge, courtesy of Geosoft. Register here for the online broadcast.


    We look forward to seeing you November 24th. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Past events

18 Oct 2016 Spectral, multispectral, hyperspectral: What works, what could work, and what will not work
27 Sep 2016 Ontario Geological Survey Geoscience Programs Update
13 Sep 2016 Structural Controls on Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGM Sulfide at Wallbridge Mining’s Parkin Offset Dyke Deposit in Sudbury, Ontario
17 May 2016 Transition Metals PGM-Ni-Cu Discoveries: Sunday Lake and Aer-Kidd, a Separation of 700 Kilometers and 700 Million Years
04 May 2016 Integrating multiple lines of evidence to define the exploration target range for the Castelo de Sonhos Paleo-placer gold Project, Brazil
19 Apr 2016 Mini-Symposium - The Big Bang: Understanding the Magmatic Controls of Mineral Deposits
05 Apr 2016 Alturas – A Recent High Sulphidation Gold Discovery on the El Indio Belt, Chile
18 Feb 2016 Geology and Mineralization of the New Afton alkalic porphyry Cu-Au deposit
10 Feb 2016 Murray Brook Polymetallic VHMS Deposit, Bathurst, New Brunswick
26 Jan 2016 From Sadiola to the recently discovered Boto Gold Deposit, 25 years of gold mining and exploration discovery in West Africa
15 Dec 2015 Mining Project Development Experience – Where Do Things Go Wrong and Why
18 Nov 2015 Mini-Symposium – Abitibi Gold: The next 135 million ounces
02 Nov 2015 TerraX Minerals Inc.
20 Oct 2015 Recent Advances in Ocean Mining
29 Sep 2015 55 Zone - A new high grade gold mine on the Yaramoko Property, Burkina Faso
14 Sep 2015 The Arrow Uranium Zone, a Rapidly Emerging Discovery - NexGen Energy Ltd.
05 May 2015 Brucejack Project,B.C.
18 Apr 2015 Mini-Symposium – Working Smart: Using the downturn in the economy as an opportunity
31 Mar 2015 The (geochemical) Hitchhikers’ Guide to Magmatic Ni-Cu Prospectivity in a Greenstone Belt
03 Feb 2015 Amaruq: The early days of a significant gold discovery
20 Jan 2015 The Renard Diamond Project: 13 Years From Discovery, Now Under Construction
09 Dec 2014 Facts and Fallacies: a personal commentary on the last 45 years of uranium exploration and development in the Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan.
09 Dec 2014 Exploration for Deep VMS Ore Bodies: The Hudbay Lalor Case Study
19 Nov 2014 Mini-Symposium – Canada's Mineral Landscape: Aboriginal Rights and Related Issues
21 Oct 2014 The Geologic Framework and Potential for Deep Seated Deposits at the Superior Project, Ontario
07 Oct 2014 Hardrock Gold Project, Geraldton, Ontario: Structural and stratigraphic settings of the deposits
23 Sep 2014 Timing and Controls on Gold Mineralization in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt
15 Sep 2014 Deep Mineral Exploration - The Next Economic Geology Frontier
09 Sep 2014 The discovery of the Goldrush deposit, Cortez Camp, Nevada
13 May 2014 Alexkor and the Richtersveld Land Claim – A retrospective diamond mineral property valuation case study
29 Apr 2014 Advancing Canada's newest gold district: The Borden gold project
09 Apr 2014 Mini-Symposium – Mexico Exploration: Finding the Treasure of the Sierra Madre and more
18 Feb 2014 Geometallurgical Modelling of the Dumont Deposit
04 Feb 2014 The Pistol Bay Gold Project, Nunavut, Canada A new district of Archean gold deposits in a variety of rocks - not just iron formation!
21 Jan 2014 Deep Mining Exploration reveals Ancient Waters of the Precambrian Shield
10 Dec 2013 OSC Staff Notice 43-705: a fair reflection of the mining industry’s recent performance?
21 Nov 2013 Mini-Symposium – Applied Earth Modelling: Better Targeting Using 3D Exploration
05 Nov 2013 The Curraghinalt Orogenic Gold Deposit, Northern Ireland. A Pot of High Grade Gold at the End of the Rainbow
22 Oct 2013 A multidisciplinary approach to the Attawapiskat kimberlite field: accelerating the discovery to production pipeline
01 Oct 2013 Discovery of the Mesel, Batu Hijau, and Elang Deposits, Indonesia: Successful Greenfields Exploration
17 Sep 2013 Exploring and Developing the Hope Bay Project: Approaches Both Old and New
28 May 2013 Do Recent Changes to Ontario’s Mining Act Make the Province a Less Competitive Jurisdiction to Explore?
14 May 2013 Sabodala Gold Mine, Senegal
30 Apr 2013 Key Elements for Mineral Exploration Success: An Example from Neves-Corvo, Portugal
16 Apr 2013 The Rovina Valley Au-Cu Project, Golden Quadrilateral, Romania: New Discoveries in an Old Mining District
02 Apr 2013 Economic geology of black shale – hosted vanadium mineralization in Xiushui County, Jiangxi Province, southeastern China
26 Mar 2013 Mini-Symposium – Laterites or Laterwrongs: Making the Pieces Fit
19 Feb 2013 Anna Fonseca – Infrared Spectroscopy Applied to Alteration Mapping
05 Feb 2013 Joe Hinzer – Challenging Mineral Property Evaluations
22 Jan 2013 Jean-Francois Ravenelle – Geology of the Eleonore Gold Deposit
04 Dec 2012 Jeremy Niemi – The Romero gold discovery, Dominican Republic
08 Nov 2012 Mini-Symposium: The future of mining and exploration in Canada
23 Oct 2012 John Ryder – Paleoplacers – Are Archean/Proterozoic diamondiferous placers/paleoplacers potentially new sources of diamond supply to meet the looming diamond shortage?
09 Oct 2012 Warren Bates – Geology, alteration and Geophysics an the Manfo Gold Project, Sefwi Belt, Ghana
25 Sep 2012 Brent Cook – Exploration vs. Finance and the Low Odds of Success
11 Sep 2012 Hernan Ugalde – Geological Modeling of Geophysical Data: Beyond the 3D inversion black box, v2.0
18 Apr 2012 Hamid Mumin – Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits in Genetic Context
03 Apr 2012 Sally Pehrsson – A new evolution and architecture for the Trans Hudson orogeny and its use in targeting for world class VMS, Nickel and Gold deposits
20 Mar 2012 Jim Mungall – Formation of iron oxide and phosphate tephra of the El Laco volcano, Chile from an Fe-P-O-S magma.
21 Feb 2012 Sergio Cattalani – Discovery and Development of the Canadian Malartic Bulk-Tonnage Gold Deposit, Southern Abitibi, Quebec, Canada.
07 Feb 2012 Workshop and Mini-Symposium on the Complexities of Grade Estimation
24 Jan 2012 Xiaodong Zhou – The Use and Limitations of Aster Satellite Imagery for Exploration

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