Monday Technical Program

Wealth Creation: Generating and Delivering Wealth

Session Chair:            

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

8:30
Wealth Creation through Joint Ventures

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

9:00
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

9:30
Challenge and Prosper: The What, Why and How the Goldcorp Challenge Worked

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


10:00
Break


Session Chair:            

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

10:30
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

11:00
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

11:30
Timing is Everything – Almost

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


12:00
Lunch


Session Chair:            

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

13:30
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

14:00
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

14:30
Bones of Contention in Mining Quality Control

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


15:00
Break


Session Chair:            

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

15:30
Creating Value with Royalties

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

16:00
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

16:30
Creating Wealth by Innovation: SX-EW and the Technology Cycle

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

17:00
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