Tuesday Technical Program

Wealth Creation: Case Histories

Session Chair:            

Michael O. Harris, Rio Tinto plc, London, UK

8:30
Wealth Creation through Sustained, Successful Mineral Exploration – The WMC Experience

Barton J. Suchomel, Principal, Western Mining Services, LLC, Englewood, CO USA

9:00
The Vagaries of Wealth Creation through Acquisition & Exploration: The Hope Bay Project

David Fennell, Vice Chairman, Miramar Mining Corp., Vancouver, BC, Canada

9:30
Wealth Creation through Exploration: The Codelco Experience, 1990-2005

Francisco Camus, Formerly Exploration Manager with Codelco-Chile, Santiago, Chile
Sergio L. Rivera, Exploraciones Mineras Andinas SA, Santiago, Chile


10:00
Break


Session Chair:            

Owen A. Bavinton, Anglo American plc, London, UK

10:30
Uranium Market Fundamentals and Exploration Success: Cameco’s Strategy

Colin MacDonald, Vice President Exploration, Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

11:00
Aber Diamond Corporation: Exploration Success to Holistic Diamond Company

Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aber Diamond Corp., Toronto, ON, Canada

11:30
Lumina Copper: A Classic Case of Wealth Creation by a Junior Resource Company

Ross J. Beaty, Chief Executive Officer, Lumina Copper, Vancouver, BC, Canada


12:00
Lunch


Session Chair:            

Judith A. Kinnaird, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

13:30
Wealth Creation in the Copper Business: Technology, Exploration, and Politics

Tim Snider, President and COO, Phelps Dodge Corporation, Mesa, AZ USA

14:00
Exploration and Development of the Aruntani Gold District, Peru: Low Cost – High Speed

Guido del Castillo, Chief Executive Officer, Aruntani SAC, Lima, Peru

14:30
The Story of Canadian Diamonds: Discovery of the Ekati Deposit

Oliver Warin, Consulting Geologist, San Anselmo, CA USA and former Vice President Exploration, BHP Billiton (retired)


15:00
Break


Session Chair:            

Richard H. Sillitoe, Consulting Geologist, London, UK

15:30
The Discovery of the Oyu Tolgoi Copper Gold Deposits, South Gobi, Mongolia

Douglas J. Kirwin, Executive Vice President Exploration, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand

15:50
A Case History of Value Creation at the Oyu Tolgoi Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits, South Gobi, Mongolia

R. Edward Flood, Deputy Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada
C. N. Forster, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

16:10
Conference Wrap-Up

Stephen M. Enders, Newmont Mining Corporation, Denver, CO USA
Stephen E. Kesler, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA
John F.H. Thompson, Teck Cominco, Vancouver, BC, Canada