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Invitation to the PDAC 2012 Convention

A team from the mining sector at the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune will be present once again at the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), which will take place from March 4 to 7, 2012 at the Toronto Convention Centre. The team will include experts offering guidance on new exploration targets, as well as a dynamic group of presenters with answers to all your questions about Québec’s mineral potential, the availability of geoscientific information, current laws and regulations, mining development and, of course, the Plan Nord.

At the Convention, geologists from Géologie Québec will present interesting new data, such as the results of a major geochemical survey of lake bottom sediments conducted in the summer of 2011 in the Ungava region (PRO 2012-03 and PRO 2012-04), the findings of a project to assess mineral potential and delimit promising zones for the discovery of new Besshi-type Cu and Zn mineralizations in the Labrador Trough, and around sixty new exploration targets.

The team from Géologie Québec will also release the results of a new magnetic and gamma-ray spectrometry survey of a sector to the south of Kuujjuaq, covering part of the Labrador Trough and Churchill Province. The survey, completed in two blocks, covers 38 sheets at 1:50 000 scale, representing a total area of 28 000 km2, and identifies several interesting anomalies. A report presenting all the technical aspects of the survey, with geophysical maps at 1:50 000 scale and the associated digital data, will be published under document nos. DP 2011-06 and DP 2011-07. The results will also be available at the address, using the “E-Sigeom (Examine)application.

As in previous years, our database specialists will be on hand to provide information about computer systems and support programs for mining companies. Access to data from SIGEOM will be available, and claims may be acquired on-site using the GESTIM system.

Last, our presenters will be glad to demonstrate why you should register for the MRNF’s new annual congress, Québec Mines, crossroads of geoscience and mineral resources. This unique, high-level congress will take place at the Québec City convention centre from November 26 to 29, 2012.

A key date: the Plan Nord seminar

Monday, March 5 will be a special day, since it will be devoted to the Plan Nord. A series of papers on various aspects of mining development in the area covered by the Plan Nord will be presented in the afternoon in rooms 202 A and B of the Toronto Convention Centre. Mining development, investment opportunities, exploration projects and mineral potential in the area covered by the Plan Nord will all be on the agenda.

Seminar timetable (PDF Format, 1,67 Mb)

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