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Mini-Symposium - Turning the Switch On: The Geology of Li-Ion Battery Materials and how to Evaluate Risk in Today's Markets

  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • 20 Toronto St., 2nd floor, Toronto
  • 25


  • Registration for non-TGDG members - includes annual TGDG membership for remainder of 2016-2017 season.
  • Registration for TGDG Members.
  • Registration for TGDG Student Members. Must be a student member prior to registering.

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Mini-symposium - Turning the Switch On: 

The Geology of Li-Ion Battery Materials and how to Evaluate Risk in Today's Markets

Based on member feedback and the popularity and projected demand for Li-ion batteries, we are hosting an afternoon that will focus on the three main mineral components of some Li-ion batteries – Lithium, Cobalt and Carbon. Presentations will provide an overview of the Li-battery market, three specific deposits, and the downstream mineral processing. These ideas will be brought together in a panel discussion at the end of the afternoon.

The event will be proceeded by networking and refreshments. Please see event details below (or download the mini-symposium flyer). For more information about the talks, download the abstracts and speaker bios.


Pre-registration is required. The TGDG is happy offer the following discounted rates:

$50 - TGDG members

$60 - Non-members (includes TGDG membership for remainder of 2016-2017 season)

Free - Students (registration and student card required)

Please register online to secure your spot. Space is limited, so book early! Registration closes April 18. Please contact us if you have any issues registering online.

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


The event is sponsored by Avalon Advanced Materials, Zenyatta Ventures, M.Plan International, InvestorIntel, Analytical Solutions and Geosoft.



12:30 pm  Registration 
1:00 pm Welcome 

  Overview - Lithium Battery Materials Markets: Matching Supply and Demand with Technology
Don Hains, Principal, Hains Technology Associates

LITHIUM – Separation Rapids Project, Ontario — An Archean Li-pegmatite deposit
Don Bubar, President and CEO Avalon Advanced Materials

CARBON - Albany Project, Ontario — A unique, large, high purity, Proterozoic-age, Igneous-hosted graphite deposit
Peter Wood, VP Exploration, Zenyatta Ventures


 Coffee break

COBALT – NICO Project, NWT— A Proterozoic IOCG Co-Au-Bi-Cu deposit
Robin Goad, President and CEO Fortune Minerals

  The Importance of Mineralogy, Metallurgy and Product Quality to specialty materials project development
Aron Cleugh, Managing Director, M.Plan International Limited

Panel Discussion – NI 43-101 and Specialty Materials project disclosure: What are the key risk factors and do the regulations address them adequately?
Chair—Don Hains, Participants—Don Bubar (Avalon), Terry Hennessey (Micon), Craig Waldie, (OSC)

Closing Remarks

5:00 -
6:30 pm

Networking and Refreshments 


You can also download the mini- symposium flyer and help share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues!

We look forward to seeing you April 25th. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

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