The Toronto Geological Discussion Group



Upcoming events

    • 19 Nov 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Twenty Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8

    The TGDG is pleased to present a mini-symposium on Canada's Mineral Landscape: Aboriginal Rights and Related Issues This mini-symposium will feature a variety of exciting talks from industry leaders, and will be followed by a networking event. A portion of this event will be broadcast online FREE of charge to members unable to attend in person. Please see event details below.


    Pre-registration is required for this symposium. Cost is $80 for TGDG members, $115 for non-members (includes admission and annual membership) and free for students (registration and student card required). Please complete your registration online to secure your spot. Space is limited, so book early! Please contact us if you have any issues registering online.

    Note that registration closes November 12. There will be no refunds for no shows, to receive a refund the TGDG needs to be notified prior to November 12. If space remains, registration will be available at the door at a surcharge of $20.


    A portion of this event (13:00-17:15 pm) will be broadcast online FREE of charge.  You must register online to access the online broadcast.  This event broadcast is made possible through Geosoft, and is available to TGDG members only.

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    12:30 pm  Registration and late registration
    1:00 pm  Welcome and Introduction
    1:15 pm  Sheriden Barnett (Principal, Boreal Centre for Dispute Resolution)  –  Recent developments in First Nations and Resource Development relationships
    1:40 pm  Mike Fox (Fox High Impact Consulting) – Exploration agreements:  A Canadian scan, evolution and key elements
    2:00 pm  Adam Chamberlain (Partner, Borden Ladner GervaisLLB) – Impact benefit agreements
    2.20 pm  Bernie Hughes (Director Aboriginal Relations Branch, Ontario MNDM) – Government support to consultation in Aboriginal capacity initiatives in Ontario
    2:40 pm  Coffee break
    3:10 pm TBA – Transparency of mining sector payments to governments: Implications for aboriginal agreements


     Challenges in engagement; negotiating relationships

    3:30 pm TBA - Junior exploration perspective
    3:50 pm
     Glenn Nolan (VP Aboriginal Affairs, Noront Resources) – Advanced exploration perspective
    4:10 pm
    TBA – Aboriginal perspective
    4:30 pm
    Don Bubar (President and CEO, Avalon Rare Metals) – Feasibility perspective
    4:50 pm  Discussion period, questions and answers
    5:15-6.30 pm Networking and refreshments at Twenty Toronto Street

    We look forward to seeing you November 19th. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Twenty Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8
    • 68

    Facts and Fallacies: a personal commentary on the last 45 years of uranium exploration and development in the Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan.

    (1)  Economic development. 65% of known (>80) deposits are not in production and likely never will be - why not, and therefore what future discoveries may be economic?

    (2) The current exploration model. A severe case of EM myopia, so, what should explorers be focused on?

    This event is followed by our annual Christmas Networking event.

    Bio: Roger Wallis and Bill Kerr

    • 20 Jan 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Twenty Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8
    • 70

    Renard Mine, Quebec

    Bio: Matt Manson, CEO, President and Director, Stornoway Diamonds

    • 03 Feb 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Twenty Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8
    • 70
    Discovery History of the Cote Gold Deposit

    Bio: Jamie Rogers, Chief Geologist, IAMGOLD Corporation

    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • tba
    • 70

    Abitibi Crustal Evolution

    Bio: Lyal Harris, INRS-ETE

Past events

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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