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  • 2017 PROGRAM

    ANNUAL CONVENTION & TRADE SHOWNOVEMBER 7 - 11, 2017 Denaina Center, Anchorage

  • Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain Nov. 5-11, 2017 AMA Convention & Trade Show

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  • AMA Convention & Trade Show Nov. 5-11, 2017 Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain

    Events at a GlanceMONDAYNovember 6, 2017

    Early Bird Registration &AMAPAC Icebreaker 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMMarriott Hotel BarPick up your registration packet before the rush and catch up with other attendees while supporting the AMA Political Action Committee.

    TUESDAYNovember 7, 2017

    Core Shack - Day 19:00 AM - 5:00 PMExhibit Hall, 1st floorThe Core Shack is a venue for projects around the state to display their core and rock samples and to discuss the results and geology with interested attendees.

    Poster Session9:00 AM - 5:00 PM2nd floor hallway, Denaina CenterProfessional and student poster session participants will be available to answer questions at their displays during Technical Session breaks.

    Suppliers Reception5:00 PM - 7:00 PMExhibit Hall, 1st floorEnjoy refreshments and appetizers while networking with vendors and attendees. Check your name badge pocket for a complimentary drink ticket.

    History Night /Alaska Mining Hall of Fame7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJuneau/Haines Room, Marriott HotelThomas Bundtzen presents Mineral Resource Development in Alaska Prior to the 1867 Purchase.

    WEDNESDAYNovember 8, 2017

    Core Shack - Day 29:00 AM - 5:00 PMExhibit Hall, 1st floor.AMA Board of Directors Meeting5:30 PMJuneau/Haines Room, Marriott Hotel

    THURSDAYNovember 9, 2017

    Prospector Zone9:00 AM - 2:00 PMExhibit Hall, 1st floorNEW - maps, data, samples and even core on display. Share information and generate discussion on new prospects.

    Alaska Resource Education Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour6:00 PM - 7:00 PMDenaina Center, 3rd floor

    Miners Banquet 2017 - Mining Alaska: Navigating New TerrainFeaturing Annual Industry Awards7:00 PMDenaina Center, 3rd floor

    FRIDAYNovember 10, 2017MSHA Surface Refresher8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkagway/Valdez Room, Marriott Hotel

    SATURDAYNovember 11, 2017MSHA Underground Refresher8:00 AM - 5:00 PMMAPTS Training Facility1840 Bragaw St, Ste 100, Anchorage

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  • Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain Nov. 5-11, 2017 AMA Convention & Trade Show

    Technical Sessions:Chairman: Steve Teller, Tundra Consulting, LLC Deantha Crockett, Alaska Miners Association

    Short Course Chairmen:Sue Karl, United States Geological SurveyMichelle Pearson, GIS Associates

    Convention App for iPhone and Android: Traci Hartz, Millrock Resources Inc. Michelle Pearson, GIS Associates

    Marketing and Publicity: Alicia Siira, Alaska Miners AssociationMichelle Johnson, Alaska Earth Sciences

    AMA/Alliance Breakfast:Alicia Siira, Alaska Miners Association Deantha Crockett, Alaska Miners Association Rebecca Logan, Alaska Support Industry Alliance Renee Limoge Reeve, Alaska Support Industry Alliance

    Banquet: Beki Kelly, Alaska Resource EducationDeantha Crockett, Alaska Miners AssociationDeedre NicolaTraci Hartz, Millrock Resources Inc.

    Alaska Mining Hall of Fame: Paul GlavinovichThomas Bundtzen, Pacific Rim Geological Con-sulting, Inc.

    Core Shack & Prospector Zone: Varina Zinno, Millrock Resources Inc.Traci Hartz, Millrock Resources Inc.

    Poster Session: Eric Cannon, Golder AssociatesSue Karl, United States Geological Survey

    Trade Show:Christy Andresen, Logistics, LLCMichelle Johnson, Alaska Earth Sciences

    Sponsorships and Fundraising:Deantha Crockett, Alaska Miners AssociationAlicia Siira, Alaska Miners AssociationChristy Andresen, Logistics, LLC

    Program Design and Publication:Michelle Pearson, GIS Associates

    Abstract Design and Publication:Michelle Pearson, GIS Associates

    Convention Registration:Alicia Siira, Alaska Miners AssociationChristy Andresen, Logistics, LLCDarlene Strickland, Alaska Miners Associa-tion

    AMA Accounting: Darlene Strickland, Alaska Miners Associa-tion

    Alaska Resource Education:Beki Kelly, Alaska Resource Education

    2017 Annual AMA Convention CommitteeConvention Committee Chairman: Kevin Adler, On-Line Exploration Services

    Like us on Facebook: AlaskaMinersAssociation

    Follow us on Twitter: @alaskaminers

    Download our FREE App for event information and up to date alerts: Alaska Miners

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  • AMA Convention & Trade Show Nov. 5-11, 2017 Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain

    Sunday, November 5, 20177:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration Check-In - Marriott Lobby

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Geochemical Lab Analysis: Under the Hood Instructor: Sarah Rice, ALS GlobalLocation: Downtown Marriott Hotel, Juneau Room

    Course description: Is your geochemical data fit for purpose? Its an all-important question in our current exploration and mining environment, with the pressure on for successful and cost-effective sampling programs. This course is designed for geologists and prospectors who want to effectively leverage the huge selection of analytical methods available, whether youre working in greenfields exploration, resource estimation or grade control. Bring your thinking caps there will be pop quizzes!

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration Check-In - Marriott Lobby

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Short Course: ANILCA: What You Need to Know Instructors: Dick Mylius, Retired Director, Division of Mining, Land and Water, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Tina Cunning, Retired, State-Federal Issues Program Manager, Alaska Depart-ment of Fish and Game and Sally Gibert, Retired State of Alaska ANILCA Program CoordinatorLocation: Marriott Hotel, Skagway/Valdez Room

    Course description: In working with federal agencies in Alaska, miners need to understand the federal land laws that are unique to Alaska as these affect existing and proposed mines on a daily basis. This course will provide a condensed overview of Alaska land history and context leading up to passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), a roadmap to the full statute, and highlights of interest to miners in Alaska.

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Short Course: Application of Airborne Geophysics to Minerals Exploration in AlaskaInstructors: Dr. Ken Witherly, Condor Consulting, Inc., Lakewood, CO

    Abraham Emond, DGGS, Fairbanks, AK University Location: Marriott Hotel, Juneau Room

    Course description: The State of Alaska has supported airborne geophysical surveys in the state for over 40 years. While the main focus of this workshop will be on the state-backed airborne EM and magnetics surveys, the USGS-supported aeromagnetics and gravity programs will also be discussed as they are in many ways complementary to the states program. The workshop includes a review of the theory behind the geophysical techniques used, discussion othe state program and how data can be accessed, examples of using these surveys for exploration in Alaska for minerals, environmental and geotechnical purposes, and case studies from Alaska and the Yukon where airborne geophysics has been used to help locate/define mineral deposits.

    Vendor Set up 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Denaina Center 1st floor Exhibit HallEarly Bird Registration & AMAPAC Icebreaker 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Marriott Hotel Bar

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  • Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain Nov. 5-11, 2017 AMA Convention & Trade Show

    Mining District Breakfast7:00 AM-8:00 AM Tubughnenq 3, 2nd floor - Denaina Center

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Check-In, Denaina Center Lobby, 1st floor

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show, Denaina Center, Exhibit Hall, 1st floor

    Geoscience Investigations Chair: Evan Twelker, ADGGS

    Denaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    Updates from Regulatory Agencies Chair: Stan Foo

    Denaina Center, Kahtnu 1-2

    8:00 AM A GIS-Based Assessment of Gold Mineralization Potential in AlaskaGeorge N. D. Case, and others, United States Geological Survey

    8:00 AM Update from BLM Mining GroupJames Whitlock, BLM Mining Compli-ance and Enforcement Coordinator

    8:30 AM Integration of USGS Mineral Potential Data into the BLM Resource Management Process John Hoppe, Bureau of Land Managment, Alaska State Office

    8:30 AM Federal Mining Claim Inventory Melody Smyth, Bureau of Land Manag-ment - Alaska State Office

    Geoscience Investigations Chair: Evan Twelker, ADGGS

    Denaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    Updates from Regulatory Agencies Chair: Stan Foo

    Denaina Center, Kahtnu 1-2

    10:00 AM Geologic Mapping in the Richardson-Uncle Sam Area, Interior AlaskaEvan Twelker, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks

    10:00 AM Corps 404 Regulatory Program UpdateRyan Winn, Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Division

    10:30 AM The Dolphin Deposit, Fairbanks: Yet Another Variation on the Fort Knox-Type ThemeLuke Raymond, Department of Geoscience, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    10:30 AM Mining Rights UpdateMitch Henning, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

    11:00 AM A Preliminary Survey of Base Metal Gold-Bearing Hydrothermal Systems in the Eastern Yukon-Tanana Uplands: Their Relationship to the Magmatic and Tectonic Evolution of the Upland and Links to the Dawson Range, YukonDouglas C. Kreiner and othersUSGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, Alaska

    Luncheon 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Featuring: Tom Crafford, USGS Mineral Resources ProgramRemarks by David Wilkins, Senior Vice President for Hilcorp Alaska

    on Liberty Energy ProjectAnd - The Alaska Resource Education Resource Superforce!

    Luncheon Emcee: Jeanine SchmidtDenaina Center Exhibit Hall, 1st floor

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017Tuesday, November 7, 2017Exploration Project Highlights

    Chair: Curt Freeman, Avalon DevelopmentDenaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    2:00 PM State of the State Address: Alaska ExplorationCurt Freeman, Avalon Development Corp.

    2:20 PM Luna-Quicksilver Prospect - A New High-Grade Intrusion-Related Gold Target in Southwest AlaskaAllen Kelly, Riversgold Ltd

    2:40 PM Gold Mineralization and Alkaline Intrusive Rocks at the Hogatza Mining Camp, Alaska - Connection or Coincidence? Dave Adams, Spectrum Resources Inc.

    3:00 PM3:30 PM Coffee Break: Enjoy coffee and a snack at our Trade Show in the first floor Exhibit Hall!

    Exploration Project HighlightsChair: Curt Freeman, Avalon Development

    Denaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    3:30 PM The Discovery of Deep High Grade Primary Copper Mineralization Beneath the East Lobe Porphyry, Round Top Copper Deposit, Illinois Creek District, AlaskaKit Marrs, Western Alaska Copper and Gold

    3:50 PM A Multi-Disciplinary Mineral Systems Approach to Regional Targeting: Identifying Hid-den Potential at Kenorland Minerals Tanacross ProjectFrancis MacDonald, Kenorland Minerals

    4:10 PM Its All About the Dirt - Icy Cape Gold and Industrial Heavy Minerals Project UpdateKarsten Eden, Trust Land Office

    4:30 PM The Treasure Creek Partnership: A Fairbanks Mining District Gold PropertyJames Barker, Treasure Creek Partnership

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Suppliers Reception: Denaina Center Exhibit Hall on the first floor

    Enjoy refreshments and appetizers while networking with vendors and attendees.Check your name badge pocket for a complimentary drink ticket!

    History Night / Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation Lecture: Mineral Resource Development in Alaska Prior to the 1867 PurchasePresenter: Thomas Bundtzen, President, Alaska Mining Hall of Fame

    Marriott Hotel, Juneau/Haines Room7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    9:00 AM10:00 AM Coffee Break: Enjoy coffee and a snack at our Trade Show in the first floor Exhibit Hall!Sponsored by: Saltchuk Companies of Alaska: Carlile Transportation, Delta Western Inc., Northern Air Cargo

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  • AMA Convention & Trade Show Nov. 5-11, 2017 Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain

    Exploration Project Highlights Chair: Curt Freeman, Avalon Development

    Denaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    2:00 PM State of the State Address: Alaska ExplorationCurt Freeman, Avalon Development Corp.

    2:20 PM Luna-Quicksilver Prospect - A New High-Grade Intrusion-Related Gold Target in Southwest AlaskaAllen Kelly, Riversgold Ltd

    2:40 PM Gold Mineralization and Alkaline Intrusive Rocks at the Hogatza Mining Camp, Alaska - Connection or Coincidence? Dave Adams, Spectrum Resources Inc.

    3:00 PM3:30 PM Coffee Break: Enjoy coffee and a snack at our Trade Show in the first floor Exhibit Hall!

    Exploration Project HighlightsChair: Curt Freeman, Avalon Development

    Denaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    3:30 PM The Discovery of Deep High Grade Primary Copper Mineralization Beneath the East Lobe Porphyry, Round Top Copper Deposit, Illinois Creek District, AlaskaKit Marrs, Western Alaska Copper and Gold

    3:50 PM A Multi-Disciplinary Mineral Systems Approach to Regional Targeting: Identifying Hid-den Potential at Kenorland Minerals Tanacross ProjectFrancis MacDonald, Kenorland Minerals

    4:10 PM Its All About the Dirt - Icy Cape Gold and Industrial Heavy Minerals Project UpdateKarsten Eden, Trust Land Office

    4:30 PM The Treasure Creek Partnership: A Fairbanks Mining District Gold Property James Barker, Treasure Creek Partnership

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Suppliers Reception: Denaina Center Exhibit Hall on the first floor

    Enjoy refreshments and appetizers while networking with vendors and attendees.Check your name badge pocket for a complimentary drink ticket!

    History Night / Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation Lecture: Mineral Resource Development in Alaska Prior to the 1867 Purchase Presenter: Thomas Bundtzen, President, Alaska Mining Hall of Fame

    Marriott Hotel, Juneau/Haines Room7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    9:00 AM10:00 AM Coffee Break: Enjoy coffee and a snack at our Trade Show in the first floor Exhibit Hall!Sponsored by: Saltchuk Companies of Alaska: Carlile Transportation, Delta Western Inc., Northern Air Cargo

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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  • Mining Alaska: Navigating New Terrain Nov. 5-11, 2017 AMA Convention & Trade Show

    University & Friends Breakfast7:00 AM8:00 AM: Denaina Center Exhibit Hall, 1st floor

    7:00 AM5:00 PM Registration Check-in - Denaina Center Lobby, 1st floor8:00 AM5:00 PM Trade Show - Denaina Center Exhibit Hall, 1st floor

    Engineering Alaska MinesChair: Rich Hughes, P.E., H2T Mine Engineering Services and Rajive Ganguli, UAF-College of

    Engineering and MinesDenaina Center, Tubughnenq 4-5

    Investment Opportunities in Alaskas Hardrock Minerals

    Chair: Dan Colton, Dorsey & WhitneyDenaina Center, Kahtnu 1-2

    8:00 AM Personal Aerial Drones, A Big Help to the Small Placer MinerRandy Powelson, Valdez Creek Mining Co. LLC

    8:00 AM Alaskas Hardrock Resource ProspectsCurt Freeman, Avalon Development

    8:15 AM Mining Metrics: Alaska vs. other Jursidictions Dan Colton, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    8:30 AM Improving Selective Flotation of Fine Sulfide Minerals Using ProFlote MagnetsMatthew Hercun, Red Dog Opera-tions - Teck Alaska

    8:25 AM Development/Investment from the Front LinesRick Van Nieuwenhuyse, Trilogy Metals

    8:40 AM Mineral Rights on Native Lands/ANILCAJoan Travostino, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    8:50 AM Development on Native Lands Rosie Barr, Calista Corporation

    9:00 AM10:00 AM Coffee Break: Enjoy coffee and a snack at our Trade Show in the first floor Exhibit HallSponored by: Northrim Bank

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    10:00 AM Autonomous Equipment and Venti-lation on Demand at Greens Creek Mitch...