Seeing the Unseeable – 2020 Theme Session

East Convention Level / East Ballroom AB
Full Conference Pass
Speaker(s): Doug Oldenburg Bianca Phillips Doug Schouten Greg Turner Kevin Heather James Buskard Mark C. Russell
Chair(s): Craig Hart, UBC Mineral Research Deposit Unit; Michael Tucker, Balmoral Resources Ltd.
Sponsor(s): AGAT Labratories

Exploring for ore deposits increasingly requires looking undercover and to deeper targets.  Find out how new ways to see ore systems undercover, at depth or from their cryptic expressions on the surface can improve drilling success.


Tuesday, Jan 21 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)


Vancouver Convention Centre East
999 Canada Pl, Vancouver,
East Convention Level
East Ballroom AB


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Time Topic Speaker Affiliation
9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:05 AM Systematic Hyperspectral Scanning for Seeing the Unseeable: A New Dance Partner for the Hand Lens Kevin Heather Regulus Resources
9:35 AM Enhancing kimberlite diamond exploration with multi-geophysical surveys Doug Oldenburg University of British Columbia - Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
10:05 AM Seeing Through Cover with Microbes: The Application of Microbial Community-Fingerprinting when Exploring for Concealed Mineral Deposits Bianca Phillips University of British Columbia - Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:40 AM Generating and Advancing Blind Targets Using Hydrogeochemistry: An Integrated and Multi-Scale Approach James Buskard Nevada Exploration Inc.
11:00 AM Insights into structure and alteration from 2D seismic at Bornite Greg Turner HiSeis
11:20 AM Using Cosmic Radiation to Map Underground Density Doug Schouten CRM Geotomography Technologies Inc.
11:40 AM Hypersonic impact drilling and tunneling 10X faster for mining and energy Mark C. Russell Hypersciences