Sunday Technical Program

Wealth Creation: The Business of Exploration

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

8:30
Exploration – The Life Blood of the Mining Industry

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

9:00
How Does Exploration Add Value?

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

9:30
Exploration – The Perspective of Wall Street

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


10:00
Break


Session Chair:            

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

10:30
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

11:00
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

11:30
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


12:00
Lunch


Session Chair:            

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

13:30
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

14:00
Sustainable Mining Development in Action: Rosia Montana, Romania, and Nui Phao, Vietnam

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

14:30
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


15:00
Break


Session Chair:            

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

15:30
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

16:00
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

16:30
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

17:00
Geological Aspects of Resource and Reserve Estimation

Harry M. Parker, AMEC, Sparks, NV USA