2012 Alaska Miners Association Convention
“The Business of Mining” Sheraton Hotel, Anchorage, Nov. 5-11.
Wednesday morning, Nov. 7 – Geoscience Investigations; Laurel Burns, AK Dpt. of Geological and Geophysical Surveys; Chair
8:00 Melanie Werdon, ADGGS
DGGS Geophysical Surveys and Strategic and Critical Minerals Studies in Alaska
8:10 Larry Freeman, ADGGS
Geologic Resource Assessment of Strategic and Critical Minerals, Ray Mountains Area, Central Alaska
8:35 Rainer Newberry, UAF
Gold placers of the Melozitna and southern Koyukuk districts: Where did the gold come from?
9:00 Coffee Break - Sponsored by: NovaCopper Inc.
9:30 Christian Schardt, UAA
Formation conditions of SEDEX-style mineralization – the birth of a brine pool (Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea)
10:00 Steve Box, USGS
A Geologic Transect Across the Western Alaska Range
10:30 Chuck Hawley,
Alaska Range 67 MA Plutons and Associated Mineralization
Luncheon Speaker: Larry Hartig, Commissioner, State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7
Exploration Project Highlights; Curt Freeman, Avalon Development; Chair
2:00 Curt Freeman, Avalon Development Corp. In the Hole
2:15 Richard Flanders, Nyac Gold LLC
A Geologic Update of the Nyac Mining District
2:30 Nate Chutas, Tintina
2012 Exploration Summary of the Baird Project, Northwest Alaska
2:45 John Harrop, TNR Gold Corp.
Undercover Methods at Shotgun Gold Project, SW Alaska
3:00 Jim Barker, Ucore Rare Metals
Rare Earth, Tin, Tungsten Alluvial Exploration in the Ruby Batholith in Central Alaska
3:15 Joanne Price, Graphite One Resources Ltd.
Exploration Update for the Graphite Creek Deposit, Seward Peninsula, Alaska
3:30 Coffee Break - Sponsored by: Crowley Martime Corp.
4:00 Devin Wade, Millrock Resources Inc.
The Stellar Project: It’s Zackly What We Were Looking For
4:15 Chris Brown, Corvus Gold Inc.
Jolly Green — A New Cu-Mo-Au Porphyry Discovery in Alaska
4:30 Lee Rice, Great American Minerals Exploration
Exploration Update on the Uncle Sam project, Fairbanks Mining District, Interior Alaska
4:45 Curt Freeman, Avalon Development Corp.
Preliminary Review of Mineral Potential in the Sitka Area, Southeast Alaska
Thursday morning, Nov. 8 AMA Session - Issues Affecting Alaska Miners; James Fueg, Alaska Miners Association; Chair
8:00 Dan McGroarty, American Resources Policy Nework
A Rock and a Hard Place: What Washington Is — and Isn’t — Doing to Advance Domestic Resource Development
8:30 Derek Torgerson, Yukon Geological Survey
Yukon Exploration and Mining Update - 2012
9:00 Jennifer Athey, ADGGS
On the horizon from DGGS... Increased access to online mineral-related data and updating the Alaska Mineral Industry reporting system
9:15 Bob Loeffler / Kara Moriarty, Jade North / AOGA
A Summary Technical Review of the EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment / EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment
9:30 Coffee Break - Sponsored by: Granite Construction
10:00 Rick Fredericksen, Mental Health Trust
2012 Resource Activities on Alaska Mental Health Trust Lands
10:30 Neal Merrifield, MSHA
MSHA Update, Metal/Non-Metal
Luncheon Speaker: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Ice Cream - Sponsored by: Three Parameters Plus Inc.
Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8
Alaska Exploration Projects; Dave Hedderly-Smith, D.A. Hedderly-Smith & Associates; Chair
2:00 Gary Van Eck, AuruMar (Pty) Ltd
Placer Marine Mining Inc Nome Offshore Project
2:30 Kent Turner, Andover Mining Corp.
SUN District, Ambler Mining Belt; Andover Mining’s 2012 Exploration Update
3:00 Scott Petsel, NovaCopper, Inc.
The South Reef Zone: Exciting new results at Bornite, one of NovaCopper Inc.’s Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects, in Northwest, Alaska
3:30 Coffee Break - Sponsored by: Miller Construction
4:00 Jim Baughman, WestMountain Gold, Inc.
WestMountain/Corvus JV: Exploring Ben’s veins at the Terra Project and a Porphyry Target to Boot
4:30 John Shively, Pebble Limited Partnerhip
Alaska’s Opportunity – An Update on the Pebble Project
Friday morning, Nov. 9
JP Tangen, Attorney at Law
8:00 Ron Plantz, Hecla Greens Creek Mining Co
External Relations and Government Affairs at an Operating Mine
8:30 Dan Snodgress, Fairbank Gold Mining Inc./Kinross
Managing an Alaska Mine in the 21st Century
9:00 Willa Perlmutter, Crowel and Moring
The Legislative and Regulatory Outlook at MSHA
9:30 Coffee Break - Sponsored by: Taiga Ventures / PacWest Drilling
10:00 Cam Leonard, Tom Crafford, TBD
SOA Law, Nat. Resources & Rev. Trust Funds – A Method to Meet Post Closure Obligations for Mining Projects
10:30 Patric Lassiter, SRK Consulting
Luncheon Speaker: Greg Lang, President and CEO, NovaGold Gold Resources Inc.
Friday afternoon, Nov. 9
Development and Mines Operations; Chris Kennedy, Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC , Chair
2:00 Ken Collison, Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
Bokan Mountain Project
2:30 Pat Smith, Heatherdale Resources Ltd.
2012 update on the Niblack Project, Southeast Alaska
3:00 Keith Malone, Tower Hill Mines, Inc.
Livengood Gold Project - Infrastructure Design in Permafrost Utilizing Brine Core Drilling for Recovery of In-situ Ice Structures
3:30 Ice Cream - Sponsored by: GOVBiz Advantage, Inc. (Duane R. Gibson)
4:00 David Quandt, Kinross Gold Corp.
2012 Update Fort Knox
4:30 Raelene Wentz, Sumitomo MMP
Pogo Gold Mine 2012—Updates to a Long Term Future