August 01, 2012 – Geoscience BC is pleased to present a free short course on August 28-29, 2012 in Campbell River titled, “Mining — What’s It All About?”. This free, interactive two-day workshop gives First Nation communities a look into modern mineral exploration and mining. It is being presented and sponsored in collaboration with Island Coastal Economic Trust and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as a part of the recently announced Northern Vancouver Island Geoscience Exploration Project. For more information about this project, please visit http://www.geosciencebc.com/s/NorthernVancouverIsland.asp.
The short course will be presented by Dr. Jim Morin, an engaging BCIT instructor and member of the Metis community. The first day of the course is spent in the classroom, with presentations and discussions that provide basic information about mineral deposits and mines, the mining cycle, selected specific First Nations issues related to mining, and examples of Impact and Benefit Agreements. The second day involves an interesting field trip to local geological sites. Complimentary snacks and lunches will be provided for both days of the course.
First Nations community leaders, councilors, Elders, personnel involved in land use and planning, community relations, and economic development officers should consider attending.
Please note that local First Nations will get priority registration. If you are interested in learning more about this course, please download the course details by clicking this link http://www.geosciencebc.com/i/pdf/2012-08-28_MiningSC.pdf.
About Geoscience BC
Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.