Monday Technical Program

Wealth Creation: Generating and Delivering Wealth

Session Chair:            

Borden R. Putnam, Eastbourne Capital Management, San Rafael, CA USA

Wealth Creation through Joint Ventures

Norm Keevil, Chairman, Teck Cominco, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Business Strategies and Relationships within the Major and Junior Mineral Exploration Sectors

William Mercer, Falconbridge, Toronto, ON, Canada
Robert W. Schafer, Hunter Dickenson, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Challenge and Prosper: The What, Why and How the Goldcorp Challenge Worked

Rob McEwen, Former Chairman, Goldcorp, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada


Session Chair:            

Ross R. Large, CODES, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

New Initiatives in Geometallurgy

Karin O. Hoal, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO USA
Terry P. McNulty, T.P. McNulty and Assoc., Inc., Tucson, AZ USA
Roland Schmidt, Hazen Research, Golden, CO USA

Mapping Metallurgical Responses: A Systematic Approach to Ore-Typing for PT Freeport Indonesia’s Grasberg-Ertsberg
District Ore Bodies
George D. MacDonald, Vice President Exploration, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc., New Orleans, LA USA
Thomas H. McCord, Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Crescent Technology, Inc., New Orleans, LA USA

Timing is Everything – Almost

Andre J. Douchane, Chairman of the Board, North American Palladium, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada


Session Chair:            

Richard J. Goldfarb, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO USA

Value Creation in Exploration and Development Programs at Newmont’s Nevada Gold Operations

Leroy Schutz (et al.), Director, Minesite Exploration, Newmont Mining Corp., Denver, CO USA

Exploring the Data – Adding Value with Non-Traditional Geologic Initiatives on Minnesota’s Mesabi Range

Michael J.T. Orobona, Senior Geologist, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc., Hibbing, MN USA
L. Gertsch, University of Missouri, Rolla, Rolla, MO USA
J. W. Eloranta, Eloranta and Associates, Tower, MN USA

Bones of Contention in Mining Quality Control

Scott D. Long, Chief Geochemist, AMEC, Phoenix, AZ USA


Session Chair:            

Holly Stein, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO USA

Creating Value with Royalties

Donald J. Baker, VP Corporate Development, Royal Gold, Inc.
Steve Aaker, Group Executive, Newmont Capital Ltd., Denver, CO USA

Discovery of the Yandal Gold Province: The Role of Geoscience in Successful Exploration

G. Neil Phillips, Former Head of CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Melbourne, Australia

Creating Wealth by Innovation: SX-EW and the Technology Cycle

Paul J. Bartos, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO USA

The Merensky and UG2 Reefs at Winnaarshoek, Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex: Geological Overview, and 1997-2000 Exploration and Feasibility Programs

Roger N. Scoon, Former Director, Exploration Manager, Platexco, Inc., South Africa
and Andrew A. Mitchell (consultant, formerly from University of Durban-Westville) KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa