Sunday Technical Program

Wealth Creation: The Business of Exploration

Session Chair:             John A. S. Dow, Chair SEG 2006 Organizing Committee/President SEG

Exploration – The Life Blood of the Mining Industry

Pierre Lassonde, President, Newmont Mining Corporation, Denver, CO USA

How Does Exploration Add Value?

Charles “Chip” Goodyear, Chief Executive Officer, BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, Australia

Exploration – The Perspective of Wall Street

Geoff Stanley, Senior Analyst, BMO Nesbitt Burns, New York, NY USA


Session Chair:            

Michael D. Doggett, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Metals and Minerals: The Past 25 Years

Phillip Crowson, Honorary Professor, Centre for Energy, Mineral & Petroleum Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Role of World-Class Mines in Wealth Creation

Richard C. Schodde, Mineral Economist, and John M. A. Hronsky, Manager – Strategy and Generative Services, both of Mineral Exploration Team, BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, Australia

The Exploration Philosophy of Rio Tinto – A Longer Term View of Value Creation

Tom Albanese, Chief Executive Officer, Copper and Exploration, Rio Tinto plc, London, England, United Kingdom


Session Chair:            

Murray W. Hitzman, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO USA

Changing Mineral Exploration Industry Approaches to Sustainability

Ian Thomson, Principal, On Common Ground Consultants, Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Susan Joyce, Principal, On Common Ground Consultants, Inc., San Isidro, Lima, Peru

Sustainable Mining Development in Action: Rosia Montana, Romania, and Nui Phao, Vietnam

Jeremy P. Richards, Professor of Economic Geology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Edmonton,

The Human Face of Economic Geology: Education, Careers, and Innovation

Leigh W. Freeman, Downing Teal, Inc., Denver, CO USA
Paul J. Bartos and Maeve A. Boland, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO USA


Session Chair:            

Grigore Simon, Newmont Mining Corp., Denver, CO USA

Changes in Mineral Exploration Practice: Consequences for Discovery

Richard H. Sillitoe, Consulting Economic Geologist, London, England, United Kingdom
John F.H. Thompson, Vice President Technology, Teck Cominco Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Costs, Risks, and Returns of Copper Exploration: Assessing Trends in Discovery and Maturity with Particular Reference to Chile

Michael D. Doggett, Professor, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Richard A. Leveille, President, Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation, Mesa, AZ USA

Making Better Decisions and Generating Greater Value in Mineral Exploration

Michael Etheridge, Oliver Kreuzer, Gillian Lucas, Maureen McMahon, and Colin Wastell, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Geological Aspects of Resource and Reserve Estimation

Harry M. Parker, AMEC, Sparks, NV USA