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2009 Abitibi Convention

The 2009 Abitibi Convention, which runs from September 28 to October 2, 2009, at Centre des congrès de Rouyn-Noranda in Abitibi, boasts an exciting program of professional and geological activities. The convention organizing committee wishes to thank the following organizations for their collaboration:

Ordre des géologues du Québec (OGQ)
Association de l’exploration minière du Québec (AEMQ)
Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec (MRNF-Géologie Québec)
Ontario Geological Survey (OGS)
Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)

Ordre des géologues du Québec (OGQ) ACTIVITIES
September 28, 2009

The OGQ Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members to meet with OGQ board members and learn about the Ordre’s projects and activities. A series of lectures on the theme of Geological expertise at the heart of the development of Abitibi-Témiscamingue will be held. The AGM will also provide the opportunity to highlight the outstanding work of geologists with the OGQ’s Prix du mérite awards.

One or more training workshops will be organized to round out the day’s activities.

The activities are open to everyone, but only members of the Ordre will have the right to speak or vote during the assembly. For more information, please contact Ordre des géologues.

2009 Explo-Abitibi
Association de l'exploration minière du Québec (AEMQ)
September 29, 2009

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to present your products and services or the latest developments in your exploration projects by reserving an exhibition booth. Hurry, space is limited!

End the day with the AEMQ’s annual dinner conference, during which a speaker will discuss a current topic.

For more information, contact the AEMQ.

Abitibi Copper 2009
Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF)
Ontario Geological Survey (OGS)
Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)

To mark the upcoming conclusion of a vast joint program of geoscientific activities (the Copper Plan and TGI-3 [Targeted Geoscience Initiative]) carried out by MRNF, OGS, and GSC over the last five years in the Abitibi region in Québec and in Ontario, we will present the most recent findings and the latest interpretations of geological situations conducive to deposits of base metals (copper, zinc, nickel) and precious metals (gold, silver).

For more information, please contact

Sylvain Lacroix
Benoît Dubé
Jack Parker

A full day of geological conferences
September 29, 2009

The latest results of the Copper Plan and TGI-3 will be unveiled. An impressive series of lectures will be given by geologists from MRNF, the GSC, and the OGS as well as their university and industry partners. These lectures will address the main geological units conducive to the discovery of volcanogenic massive sulfides, glacial deposits in Abitibi, and how technological developments can contribute to mining exploration.

For more information, see the lecture program (PDF Format, 58 Kb).

Three days of geological outings in Québec and Ontario
September 30 to October 2, 2009

These outings in the Rouyn-Noranda sector will give participants an opportunity to see the region’s major volcanic units at the Blake River Group and the mineralization of volcanogenic massive sulfides associated with it, including the massive Horne and La Ronde Penna deposits. Then, discover the latest on the stratigraphy of the eastern part of the Kidd-Munro assemblage in Ontario. Lastly, you can find out more about the geology of the western part of the Malartic Group and Kinojévis Group (Québec).

For more information, please see the detailed Outings program (PDF Format, 58 Kb).

Space is limited, so please reserve early using the registration form (PDF Format, 93 Kb).

A block of rooms have been set aside for September 28 to October 1, 2009.
Hôtel Gouverneur Le Noranda
41, 6e Rue, Rouyn-Noranda Québec Canada J9X 1Y8
1 888 910-111 or 819 762-2341

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