Workshops

Course Registration: The cost (if any) to enroll in a course will be collected by the NWT-NU Chamber of Mines through their conference registration process.  Note that conference registration is NOT Mandatory in order to register for a short course or workshop.  The following courses will be offered in association with the 2016 Yellowknife Geoscience Forum:

  1. Mining 101
  2. Petroleum Geology 101
  3. Designing for Mine Closure North

Mining 101

Monday 14 November 2016
10:00am to 11:30am
or
Monday 14 November 2016
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Note: Two identical courses


 

Instructor:
Landen Powell, Northwest Territories Geological Survey

Course Description:
This course is an overview of the mining cycle for those who are unfamiliar with the mining industry. This course will touch on all aspects of the life of a mine – including exploration and discovery, production, shut down and reclamation.

Organizer: Landen Powell (867-767-9211 Ext. 63216)
Venue: Scotia Centre Board Room (5102 50th Ave Basement)
Cost: Free
Maximum # of participants: 25

Note: Registration for the conference is NOT required.

Petroleum Geology 101

Friday 18 November 2016
8:30am to 10:00am
or
Friday 18 November 2016
10:30am to 12:00pm
Note: Two identical courses

Instructors:
Dr. Viktor Terlaky, Northwest Territories Geological Survey
Kathryn Fiess, Northwest Territories Geological Survey

Course Description:
Petroleum Geology 101 is an introductory level geology course that will equip the attendee with a basic knowledge of the origin and types of sedimentary rocks and the processes they undergo to create and trap hydrocarbon in the earth.  Modern hydrocarbon exploration methods will also be briefly discussed.

Organizer: Viktor Terlaky, (867-767-9211 Ext. 63226)
Venue: Lahm Ridge Tower (4501 50th Ave Basement)
Cost: $20
Maximum # of participants: 25

Note: Registration for the conference is NOT required.

Designing for Northern Mine Closure

Monday 14 November 2016
8:30am to 5:00pm

Instructors:

Dr. G. Ward Wilson
Dr. Björn Weeks
Dr. Cameron McNaughton
Kristin Salzsauler
Ron Barsi
Nathan Schmidt

Course Description:

The major theme of the course is directed at designing and managing mine waste systems for closure, with a special focus on Northern considerations, including impacts of a changing climate.

Decades of experience have proven most problems encountered during the closure of a mine waste facility are the result of the principal methods selected for the management and disposal of the wastes. Although the majority of industry experience with mine closure is found in mines located south of 60, this course will examine in detail the experience and lessons learned from sites north of 60.  Mine waste management, disposal and closure techniques that can, and cannot, be applied to mine sites in the North from southern experience will also be explored.

The aim of this short course is to advise on best available technologies for designing and managing mine waste storage landforms that cost-effectively improve their geotechnical and environmental performance for closure. 

Organizer: Robin Bourke (867-873-6319)
Venue: Explorer Hotel, 4825 49th Avenue, Yellowknife
Cost: $150 (Includes refreshment breaks and lunch)
Maximum # of participants: 40

Note: Registration for the conference is NOT required.