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posted on July 30, 2018

MDRU SC103: Deep Copper Exploration, Discovery & Mining Short Course (Nov 5, 2018)


The economic drivers for the long-term prosperity of the copper commodity market are very encouraging, as society transitions to electric vehicles and new battery technologies. Recognizing this, MDRU is presenting a short course that focuses on “Deep Copper – Exploration, Discovery and Mining” to inform (or re-inform) the exploration and mining community about the importance of underground copper deposits and mineral systems.   The presentations will be on November 5 in downtown Vancouver at UBC Robson Campus.

There will be a mix of speakers espousing the exploration and discovery of porphyry and sediment-hosted copper deposits, as well as mining engineers presenting new technology in caving and underground ore-sorting, and industry geologists presenting case studies.   Copper mining is evolving and has a different future. This MDRU short course will provide participants with new knowledge and awareness of some world-class discoveries, exploration strategies, and active underground development projects.



November 5
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


MDRU Corporate Members:
150 + GST
290 + GST
50 + GST


Jeanne Liu, MDRU Events


C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Vancouver Canada
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Course Includes

Daily lunches, coffee/tea & refreshments.

 Reception Sponsor


Thomas Bissig
Goldcorp Geochemist
Geological variations in the Epithermal to Porphyry Transition
Craig Hart
MDRU Director
Vertical component of the MDRU Porphyry Footprint exploration model
Brock Reidell
Deep porphyry exploration and discovery
David Broughton
Ivanhoe Group
Kamoa and Kakula
Prof. Peter Winterburn
Research Chair in Exploration Geochemistry
Exploration Approaches in areas of transported gravels, Atacama Desert, Chile
Nimmi Dhadwal
Mining Geologist, New Gold
New Afton: Geology and Mining of a success BC Block Cave
Stefan Nadolski
NBK Mining Engineering
Cave-to-mill at New Afton, rock characterization
Prof. Bern Klein
NBK Mining Engineering
Ore-sorting and grade enhancement in underground copper mines
Erik Eberhardt
UBC Geological Engineering
Super Caves
Mark Gibson
HPX Exploration
Technology driven exploration
David Moore, Co-Presenter
Serengeti Resources
The Kwanika Porphyry Copper Deposit and Regional Targets
Quinn Harper, Co-Presenter
Serengeti Resources
The Kwanika Porphyry Copper Deposit and Regional Targets