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Afternoon Lectures

Till mineralogy and geochemistry in the Highland Valley Cu-Mo porphyry district, south-central British Columbia

by the Dr. Alain Plouffe, Geological Survey of Canada

When: at 4 pm on Thursday June 1st, 2017
Where: Geological Survey of Canada Discovery Centre, 15th Floor, 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

" The Highland Valley district includes five economic Cu-Mo porphyry deposits hosted in the Guichon Creek batholith of south-central British Columbia. Between 1962 and 2013, 1615 million tonnes of ore grading 0.4%Cu and 0.01% Mo have been processed at the Highland Valley Copper mine (HVC) representing one of the largest Cu deposits in Canada. The HVC region is characterized by an extensive cover of glacial sediments with a predominance of tills from the Late Wisconsinan Fraser Glaciation and a single phase of ice flow to the southeast..." MORE.

Exploration Talks - “Early Stage Active Projects”

The Royal Mines of Zacualpan Ag-Au District, Central Mexico - Untangling complex structure through GIS & a summary of current mining operations

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 08:20
Where: Discovery Center, Geological Survey of Canada, 1500 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Admission is $5 and seating is limited.
Contact: Please pre-register by email

Discussion Leaders: Brian V Hall & George Gorzynski, Impact Silver Corp

"The Royal Mines of Zacualpan form arguably one of the oldest modern mining centers of the New World, with the “Royal Mines” designation given in 1532 by King Ferdinand of Spain through Hernan Cortez. At the time of Cortez’s arrival at Tenochtitlan in 1519 (now known as Mexico City), gold and silver mining was known to the Taxco – Zacualpan – Sultepec Belt of west-central Mexico. The local indigenous gained their knowledge of metals through contact with the Bolivian-Peruvian people beginning around 650 AD..." MORE.

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