Strategic Mineral Exploration & Mining Training Course 2013

April 8-12, 2013


Module 1 – The Business of Mining

  • The current global economic contexts of mining
  • History of mining in the province of Ontario
  • The economic contribution of mining
  • Mineral exploration expenditures
  • The potential magnitude of the development of the Ring of Fire and its impact on Canada’s economy

Duration:
Monday April 8, 2013 – 9:00AM to 12:00 NOON

Lecturer:
Michael Grant, Mineral Development Co-Ordinator NW, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Downloads:
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Module 2 – Knowing the Mining Cycle and its Timelines

Module Topics

  • Early exploration to reclamation
  • Employment and business opportunities normally associated with the various stages
  • Stats on the exploration and mining in Ontario
  • Overview of active mines, advanced stage mining projects, and claims.
  • A case study on Noront Resources in the Ring of Fire

Duration:
Monday April 8, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Lecturer:
Peter Hinz, P.Geo. Senior Policy Advisor, Exploration and Mineral Development, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ring of Fire Secretariat

Downloads:
Module_2_-Knowing_the_Mining_Cycle_-_WEB_


Module 3 – Operating a Mineral Exploration Company

Module Topics

  • How are they managed and structured
  • Stalking and working the claim: how they do it
  • Limited opportunities
  • How do they finance their activities
  • The chances of success in striking
  • How are they regulated or when are they regulated
  • Maps of staked claims and who owns them
  • A brief overview of Cliffs Natural Resources Project Description in the Ring of Fire.

Duration:
Tuesday April 9, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Lecturer:
Pat Donovan, VP Corporate Development, Detour Gold
Arthur Moore, District Manager – First Nations Relations, Cliffs Ferroalloys

Downloads:
Module_3_-_FINAL_CLIFFS_CHROMITE_PROJECT_AND_EA_OVERVIEW_-_NADF_TRAINING_COURSE_APRIL_2013


Module 4 – Advance Stage Development and Constructing a Mine

Module Topics

  • Advanced stage mining development
  • What is TEK?
  • The process and the time line of constructing a mine
  • Employment and business opportunities
  • The raising of Capital
  • Developing the infrastructure
  • How are new mines regulated
  • Permitting of a new mine
  • The different environmental processes and how are they triggered

Duration:
Wednesday April 10, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Lecturer:
Leonard Rickard, Aboriginal Affairs Managers, Detour Gold
Denyse Nadon, Moose Cree First Nation

Downloads:
Module_4_-_TEK_Thesis_Leanne_Simpson
Module_4_-_TEK_DebMcGregor
Module_4_-_Ontario_EA_Fact_Sheet
Module_4_-_Advance_Stages_of_a_Mine_-_Detour_Gold_-_WEB
Module_4_-_2006-mining-toolkit-eng


Module 5 – Environmental Planning in Mining

Module Topics

  • Outline of the EA process and its triggers?
  • What is the Federal involvement in the environmental assessment?
  • Overview of the provincial EA breakdown and analysis of jurisdiction
  • How does it differ from a panel review?

Duration:
Wednesday April 10, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Lecturer:
Sarah Cockerton, H.B.Sc., Manager or Environmental Programs, Four Rivers, Matawa First Nations Management
Kimberly Jorgenson, M.Sc., Projects and Environmental Assesment Officer, Four Rivers, Matawa First Nations Management

Downloads:
module_5_-_Enviromental_Planning_-_Four_Rivers_-_WEB


Module 6 – Communications

Module Topics

  • Informing the community on exploration plans and mining development: The role of the industry, government and First Nation officials
  • Presenting to the community
  • How does a community know it’s having meaningful consultations/
  • The difference between information sharing and consultation
  • Using media to disseminate information
  • Finding the information to keep the community informed
  • Tools on presenting to the community
  • Maps and more maps
  • Case study on consultation and accommodations
  • Government Support to Communities and Tribal Councils.
  • Finding and accessing public information on mineral exploration plans and companies

Duration:
Thursday April 11, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Lecturer:
Brigitte Masella, M.E.S Environmental and Social Affairs Coordinator, New Millennium Iron Corp.

Downloads:
Module_6__-_The_Role_of_the_Government_of_Quebec_in_Impact_and_Benefit_Agreements_-_Selected_Personal_Reflections_FR_and_EN
Module_6_-_PFW_2012_Presentation_-_WEB
Module_6_-_NML_fact_sheet_20130226


Module 7 – Consulting and Accomodating Aboriginal Communities

Module Topics

  • History of the treaty and the legal Duty to Consult
  • When are agreements necessary?
  • Agreements with Aboriginal communities – what is in them?
  • Staged agreements between companies and Aboriginal communities
  • First Nation Traditional boundaries and shared territories

Duration:
Thursday April 11, 2013 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Lecturer:
Bill Gallaher, Strategist

Downloads:
Module_7_-_Keewatin_Appeal
Module_7_-_Solid_Gold_leave_
Module_7_-_RRD_v_YTG
Module_7_-_Consulation__Accomodation_-_Bill_Gallagher
Module_7_-_Solid_Gold_trial


Module 8 – Capitalizing on Business Opportunities

Module Topics

  • Acquiring capacity and expertise through business relationships
  • Brief overview on business structures
  • Piercing the corporate veil; applicable international laws on foreign companies
  • Financing startups and new business relationships
  • Acquring existing companies
  • Finding the opportunities with emphasis on the immediate business opportunities in the Ring of Fire

Duration:
Friday April 12, 2013 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Lecturer:
Juan Carlos Reyes, Effiency.ca Consulting
Rosanne Rocchi, Miller Thomson LLP

Downloads:
Module_8_-_Business_Opportunities_-_Carlos_Reyes
Module_8_-Corporate_Structure__Piercing_the_Corporate_Veil_-_2013_
Module_8_R-ROCCHI_bio_

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