Billions In the Ground
June 9th, 2022 - 10 am to 2 pm
McIntyre Auditorium
  • Room will be open when the previous presentation has concluded.
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Some Photos from 2019


2019 Speakers and Schedule

Introduction and Welcome - Glenn Dredhart, President, Canadian Trade-Ex

Speaker: Brian Skanderbeg, President & CEO, GFG Resources
Subject: Drilling success at the Pen Gold Project, including the new gold discovery at Crawford. 
Brian will be giving an update on drilling success at the Pen Gold Project, including the new gold discovery at Crawford. Brian will also provide details why GFG Resources thinks there is opportunity to make several discoveries within the Pen Gold Project and outline the aggressive 2019 exploration plans.

Mr. Skanderbeg was most recently President and CEO of Claude Resources Inc. which was acquired by Silver Standard Resources Inc. for $337 million. He previously worked for Goldcorp, Inco Ltd. and Helio Resources, holding positions in both exploration and operations. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba and an M.Sc. from Rhodes University, South Africa. He brings extensive experience in the exploration and evaluation of gold systems, operational management, cost and asset optimization and strategic analysis.

GFG Resources is a new North American gold exploration company that is focused on aggressively advancing two highly prospective district scale assets in Ontario & Wyoming. 

ONTARIO: Our Pen & Dore Gold Projects are located west of the prolific gold district of Timmins, ON that has produced +70 million ounces of gold.


Speaker: Lionel Bonhomme, President International Explorers & Prospectors Inc.
Subject: VMS Deposits in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt 
Mr. Bonhomme started his career working in the Timmins Assay office during the Texas Gulf rush and has worked in the mining and exploration field ever since. He has been involved with many private and public companies in planning exploration programs and has worked closely with OGS and GSC doing research in the Abitibi greenstone belt. IEP is a private company that has over 56,000 hectares with 38 prime gold and base metal exploration properties in Ontario and Quebec. The properties are at various stages of development spanning the full range from grass roots to advanced projects with historical resources. It also has a royalty portfolio. IEP's 100%-owned property portfolio represents a 50 year effort of land accumulation and aggregation in Ontario and Quebec by IEP, and its predecessors. IEP owns several advanced gold projects along the Destor-Porcupine and Pipestone Faults near Timmins. IEP controls a large VMS land position in the Kidd-Munroe Assemblage and the Blake-River Assemblage including historic base metal resources.
Speaker: Kevin Filo, P.Geo. Pelangio Exploration
Subject: Pelangio's presentation will emphasize on our two Timmins properties, Dome West and Dalton. 
Pelangio Exploration Inc. announced they have begun a diamond drilling program  at the Dome West Property located 800 metres west of the Dome Mine super pit in Timmins, Ontario.
The objective of this first phase of diamond drilling is to confirm the presence of a highly prospective porphyritic sill unit. This porphyritic sill is interpreted to extend across a substantial portion of the Dome West property at the 1000-foot elevation from the former Paymaster Mine property 
Vice President Corporate DevelopmentMr. Kevin Filo, P.Geo. is an experienced international mining and exploration geologist with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. In recent years, Mr. Filo carried out consulting work for numerous exploration companies and successfully managed several private project generator corporations, including 5SD Capital which was recently acquired by Pelangio. Prior to this, Mr. Filo was Vice President Exploration for Pelangio during its acquisition of the Detour Lake Project from Placer Dome Canada in 1998.
Speaker: Ramon Lorenzo, G.I.T. – Exploration Geologist, Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc.
Subject: Exploration Update for the Golden Highway Project, Matheson, ON
The Golden Highway deposit, Ontario: Structurally controlled orogenic gold mineralization. The Destor Porcupine Fault Zone (DPFZ) in northeastern Ontario, hosts the largest Archean orogenic gold camp in the world and has produced over 75 Moz Au. When combined with the adjacent Larder Lake-Cadillac Fault Zone and associated splays, this region hosts over 200 Moz Au.

The Golden Highway project is located along 12 km of the DPFZ and subparallel splays, 110 km east of Timmins. A new interpretation based on over 350,000 m of historical and new drilling has resulted in a new updated mineral resource estimate.  

The gold deposits in the Golden Highway project are hosted along the contact between ankerite-sericite-silica-pyrite altered Timiskaming age clastic sediments and the southern margin of an ENE trending Banded Iron Formation. The contact is sheared and hosts a series of subparallel stacked quartz-pyrite extensional veins and associated mineralized stockwork zones. The mineralized veins and stockwork zones plunge steeply to the south-west and have widths up to 25 m, strike lengths up to 400 m and extend to depths of up to 1,200 m. Vein widths average 4.0m and are spaced 25m to 30m apart. The new geological interpretation has resulted in a new mineral resource containing a total of 383,400 ounces gold contained within 2.59 Mt @ 4.61 g/t Au in the indicated category and a total of 873,200 ounces gold contained within 6.46 Mt @ 4.21 g/t Au in the inferred category at a 3.00 g/t Au cut-off in the Golden Highway Project area. 

Speaker: Anthony Griffiths MacLean Engineering’s Fleet Electrification Product Manager 
Subject: Integrating battery propulsion to the company’s Ground Support, Ore Flow, and 
Utility Vehicle product lines for the global hard rock mining industry.
Anthony Griffiths is MacLean Engineering’s Fleet Electrification Product Manager, based out of the MacLean corporate head office in Collingwood, Ontario.  He has been with the company for over twenty four years, serving in a range of manufacturing engineering, cost accounting, account management and business development positions across MacLean’s mining, municipal and environmental divisions.
Integrating battery propulsion to the company’s Ground Support, Ore Flow, and Utility Vehicle product lines is the latest chapter in Anthony’s front-line implication in MacLean’s almost fifty years of designing mobile equipment solutions for the global hard rock mining industry.
Speaker: Dr. Frank Santaguida, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration First Cobalt
Subject: The First Cobalt Refinery is the only permitted primary cobalt refinery in North America capable of producing a high purity, battery grade cobalt sulfate.
The First Cobalt Refinery is the only permitted primary cobalt refinery in North America capable of producing a high purity, battery grade cobalt sulfate. With no cobalt sulfate production in North America today, the First Cobalt Refinery has the potential to become the first such producer for the American electric vehicle market. First Cobalt is currently exploring a restart of this facility, located in Cobalt, Ontario.  First Cobalt also has primary cobalt exploration assets in the Idaho Cobalt Belt, USA, and the Canadian Cobalt Camp in Ontario.
Dr. Frank Santaguida, P.Geo. is a geoscientist with over 25 years of experience who has worked around the world on a wide range of base and precious metal ore deposits. His extensive experience in world-class base metal mining camps such as the Kidd Creek (Canada), Mt. Isa (Australia), the Central Lapland Greenstone Belt (Finland), and the African Copperbelt (Zambia-DRC).  Frank started his career with the Ontario Geological Survey before joining Falconbridge Limited where he held various positions in near-mine to regional grassroots exploration and in operating mines in Canada and Australia. He subsequently joined First Quantum Minerals Limited as Principal Geologist, where he was responsible for global exploration project generation and property evaluations for cobalt, copper, nickel and PGE properties. Notably, Frank was part of the team that discovered new resources at the Frontier Mine as well as new copper and cobalt prospects in the DRC.  Frank has a PhD from Carleton University and an MSc from the University of Waterloo.
Speaker: David Larche, President and CEO, Victoria Gold Mines (East Timmins) Limited
Subject:  Overview of the gold production potential of the Victoria Gold Mines East Timmins.

Northern Ontario’s Newly Permitted Mine located east of Timmins in the Matheson area is seeking a partnership or joint venture to start phase 1 and 2 production mining/exploration drilling.
David Larche has been involved with mining exploration most of his life, including the Hemlo Gold project with his father John Larche. He is the CEO of Victoria Gold Mines East Timmins, a fully permitted property near Matheson, Ontario. David is looking for a purchaser or partnerships to bring the mine into full production.


LUNCH Speaker: Attila Pentek, P.Geo., Ph.D., Vice President Exploration - Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd.
Subject: Currently developing its 100%-owned high-grade Fenelon Gold property in Quebec.
Wallbridge is currently developing its 100%-owned high-grade Fenelon Gold property in Quebec with ongoing exploration and a recently-completed underground bulk sample processing over 33,000 tonnes of mined ore with a reconciled average grade of 18.49 g/t gold containing close to 20,000 ounces of gold.
In 2019, an extensive exploration campaign is underway at Fenelon Gold including planned 50,000 to 75,000 metres of drilling from  surface and underground. One underground drill rig is currently active on tightly spaced resource drilling, completing 15-20 metre step-outs on known mineralization within the main gabbro below the 2018/2019 bulk sample area down to 250 metres vertical depth. Additionally, one underground and two surface drill rigs are currently active on exploration drilling, doing large-spaced step-outs to define the footprint of the newly discovered Area 51 gold system which has returned significant grades including 2.81 g/t gold over 98.91 metres, including 15.93 g/t gold over 11.22 metres.
Dr. Attila Pentek, Wallbridge Vice President Exploration, is a Professional Geoscientist with over 13 years of experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry as well as economic geology research.  Attila was instrumental in the due diligence technical review and acquisition of the Company’s Fenelon He is currently the President of the Sudbury Prospectors and Developers Association.
Speaker: Mayor George Pirie, City of Timmins
Subject: Visions for the future investment forum
Mayor George Pirie has over thirty-five years of experience in the mining industry. He held senior postions with Placer Dome Canada including President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He is a strong advocate securing mining investment for Timmins.