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FOR RELEASE
November 13, 2015

Yukon government and mining industry to connect at annual Geoscience Forum

WHITEHORSE—The 43rd annual Geoscience Forum and Trade Show will be hosted in Whitehorse by the Yukon Chamber of Mines, November 14 to 17.

Premier Darrell Pasloski, Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent, and other ministers will be in attendance.

“The Geoscience Forum is an opportunity for governments, industry and stakeholders to connect and positively impact our economy and communities,” Pasloski said. “The Government of Yukon continues to invest to strengthen infrastructure and position the territory well for the next economic upswing.”

Researchers with the Yukon Geological Survey will display geological mapping projects with information that could prompt more exploration and mineral discoveries. Forum delegates will attend presentations by industry experts, professionals and academics covering new geoscience research, project updates and upcoming trends in Yukon’s mineral sector.

“The Government of Yukon is proud to partner with the Yukon Chamber of Mines to promote Yukon’s mineral industry and offer a venue for our Yukon Geological Survey researchers to present their latest findings,” Kent said. “The forum also provides the opportunity for participants to network and share the latest technology and innovation in mineral exploration and geology.”

Yukon’s youth will have the opportunity to participate in the trade show and take part in some of the sessions. Volunteer guides will lead groups of students through the forum to introduce them to the mineral industry and the opportunities available to them in the territory.

Keynote speakers include Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie, the Mining Association of Canada president and CEO Pierre Gratton, and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada executive director Andrew Cheattle.
The Yukon Geological Survey will also be hosting the 7th Annual Placer Forum on Sunday, November 15, which will include presentations on placer geoscience and technology.

Learn more:
Yukon Geoscience Forum

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Contact:
Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Sue Thomas
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-668.2152 
sue.thomas@gov.yk.ca


News release #15-348