Agenda



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The Idaho Mining Association and the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Boise Section are pleased to invite you to the 2020 Annual Idaho Mining Conference. This year’s conference will be a virtual event and will provide attendees with opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking.
 
This Full-Day Event Includes

  • Technical presentations
  • Opening guest speaker
  • Themed panel discussion
  • Vendor booths 


Session Topics

  • Permitting
  • Exploration
  • Critical Minerals
  • Environment
  • Operations
  • Future of Mining
  • Idaho Policy Panel
  • Federal Policy Panel 


Attendees

  • Mine operators
  • Prospective miners
  • Industry consultants
  • Policy makers
  • Regulatory agency representatives
  • Educators and students


Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today!

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The Idaho Mining Conference is an annual forum for miners, scientists, consultants, policy makers, students and regulatory agency representatives from across the state to come together to celebrate Idaho’s mining legacy and share information for the continued development of our industry.
 

 

Sessions



Opening Remarks

Brad Little // State of Idaho

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Moderated by Benjamin Davenport, Executive Director, Idaho Mining Association


Sponsored by:


Permitting 1

Dale Kerner, PG // Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.

9:15 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.



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Exploration 1

Timothy Arnold, PE // Integra DeLamar

9:15 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.



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Critical Minerals 1

Steven Fortier, PhD // Office of Science and Technology Policy

Special Critical Minerals Introduction by Senator Jim Risch, United States Senate

9:15 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.



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Permitting 2

Chris Guedes, PE // Itafos

9:40 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.



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Exploration 2

Sam Ash // Bunker Hill Mining Corp

9:40 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.



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Critical Minerals 2

Frank Santaguida, PhD, PG // First Cobalt Corp.


9:40 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.



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Permitting 3

Lori Lusty // J.R. Simplot Company

10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.



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Exploration 3

Reed Lewis, PG // Idaho Geological Survey

10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.



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Critical Minerals 3

Chris Dail, CPG // Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.

10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.



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Permitting 4

Robert Maynard and Kaycee Royer // Perkins Coie LLP

10:40 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.



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Exploration 4

Steven Priesmeyer, CPG // Revival Gold Inc.

10:40 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.



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Exploration 5

Jonathan Buick // Idaho Champion Gold

12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.



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Environment 1

Mike Rawitch // Ramboll Group

12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.



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Operations 1

Bradley Kucera // Thompson Creek Mine

12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.



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Exploration 6

Will Randall, PG // Freeman Gold Corp.

12:40 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.



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Environment 2

Kelly Donahue, PG // Brown and Caldwell

12:40 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.



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Operations 3

Wes Johnson //  Hecla Mining Company

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.



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Environment 3

Kelly Collins, PG, CHG, BCES //  Brown and Caldwell

1:40 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.



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Operations 4

Chad Gentry // J.R. Simplot Company

1:40 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.



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Future of Mining 1

Hayley Rambur // Midas Gold Idaho, Inc.

1:40 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.



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Environment 4

Troy Smith // Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

2:05 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



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Operations 5

Brian Jeppsen //  Hess Pumice Products, Inc.

2:05 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



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Future of Mining 2

Josh Serfass // Integra Resources, Corp.

2:05 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



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Idaho Policy Panel

Mick Thomas // Idaho Department of Lands
Jess Byrne // Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
Alan Prouty // J.R. Simplot Company

2:40 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Moderated by Kevin Beaton, Partner, Stoel Rives


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Closing Remarks

Benjamin Davenport // Idaho Mining Association

4:10 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.



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Sponsors




The Idaho Mining Association Advocates for a responsible and sustainable mining industry, benefitting our state and local communities.

 




In 2019 the Boise SME Section was selected as a recipient for the National SME President's Local Section Citation Award, recognizing the section for innovation in serving professionals in the mining community, improving the public perception of mining and supporting the advancement of the industry.




Midas Gold Idaho is the company working to bring the Stibnite Gold Project to life in Valley County. The proposed gold, silver and antimony mine is currently going through the permitting process. In fact, regulators recently wrapped up the public comment period on the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The team at Midas Gold Idaho is proud to be building a mining project that restores the environment, addresses legacy issues in a brownfields site, creates economic opportunity and benefits the surrounding community.




Itafos Conda is a vertically integrated phosphate mine and fertilizer business in Caribou County.

Our future is the Husky 1/North Dry Ridge Project. The mine site has enough ore to allow us to continue our responsible mining, providing jobs and being an economic boost to the state.

 




Together, We're Mining Better.

Surface or subsurface, the quality equipment and solutions provided by Western States Cat can increase productivity and decrease risk in mines.  We bring together the right products, technologies, people and services to meet our customers' needs.




Brown and Caldwell is one of the largest environmentally focused firms and a leader in adapting state-of-the-art approaches. We offer full-service engineering, construction, program management, and science and research services.




Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions that span the project life cycle.




AECOM - Working in Southeast Idaho

AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to construction and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come.

Southeastern Idaho is a resource-rich area containing minerals such as limestone, quartzite, and phosphate. Resources that have kept AECOM and its legacy companies working in the area for more than 45 years. AECOM currently operates in three locations in Southeastern Idaho, these projects are Bayer Quartzite Quarry, Itafos Ponds, and Nutrien. Dave Jenkins is the AECOM Project Manager. 




Excellon Resources is advancing a precious metals growth pipeline that includes projects on three different continents. 

We realize strategic opportunities through discipline and innovation for the benefit of our employees, communities and shareholders.




Geotemps, Inc. / Geopros, Inc., Recruiting Experts for Industry, specialize in direct placement recruitment and temporary personnel for the mining, geotechnical, industrial construction, energy, and related industries, in the U.S. and abroad. As industry-specific recruiting and staffing experts, Geotemps and Geopros are philosophically dedicated and culturally invested in the recruitment and retention of qualified industrial professionals, while promoting industry-related safety.

 




Idaho Champion is a discovery-focused gold exploration company that is committed to advancing its 100% owned highly prospective mineral properties located in Idaho, United States.

The Company’s shares trade on the CSE under the trading symbol “ITKO” and on the OTCQB under the trading symbol “GLDRF”, and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “1QB1”.

Idaho Champion is vested in Idaho with the Baner Project in Idaho County, the Champagne Project located in Butte County near Arco, and four cobalt properties in Lemhi County in the Idaho Cobalt Belt. Idaho Champion strives to be a responsible environmental steward, stakeholder and a contributing citizen to the local communities where it operates. Idaho Champion takes its social license seriously, employing local community members and service providers at its operations whenever possible.




The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.simplot.com




Revival Gold Inc. is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The Company has the right to acquire a 100% interest in Meridian Beartrack Co., owner of the past producing Beartrack Gold Project located in Lemhi County, Idaho. Revival Gold also owns rights to a 100% interest in the neighboring Arnett Gold Project.

Beartrack-Arnett is the largest past producing gold mine in Idaho and hosts the second largest known deposit of gold in the state. The mineralized trend at Beartrack extends for over 5 km and is open on strike and at depth. Mineralization at Arnett is open in all directions.

Additional disclosure of the Company’s financial statements, technical reports, material change reports, news releases and other information can be obtained at www.revival-gold.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.




Stantec offers world-class experience and specialized knowledge to help mining companies meet even the most difficult technical challenges. From exploration to closure, we provide services at every stage of the mining lifecycle.




SVL Analytical, Inc. (SVL) has provided analytical services since 1972. We specialize in the analysis of water, soil, sediment, and rock for inorganic constituents and classical chemistry.




Stoel Rives is, at its core, a natural resource law firm, and our attorneys provide experienced legal counsel on business practices essential to mining. We have a highly experienced team that advises mining companies across the
entire spectrum of challenges companies face in exploring and developing mineral resources.




Whether the request comes in for a mineral exploration drilling contractor, water services, production drilling, or pump services, Boart Longyear has the equipment and teams ready to take on any challenge. 







Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) is a leading, low-cost silver producer with operating silver mines in Alaska (Greens Creek), Idaho (Lucky Friday), and Mexico (San Sebastian) and is a growing gold producer with operating mines in Quebec, Canada (Casa Berardi) and Nevada (Fire Creek).
In addition to its diversified silver and gold operating and cash-flow generating base, Hecla has a number of exploration properties and pre-development projects in eight world-class silver and gold mining districts in North America. With an active exploration and development program, the company has consistently grown its reserve base for future production, with 2020 reserves totaling 212 million ounces of silver and 2.7 million ounces of gold reserves, calculated using some of the lowest price assumptions in the industry.
Established in 1891, Hecla is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and has a sister office in Vancouver, B.C. The company’s common stock has been traded on the New York Stock Exchange for over 50 years.
Our philosophy is to operate mines safely by promoting a deeply-rooted value-based culture, leveraging mining skills developed over the company’s long history, and by innovating new practices. Learn more about Hecla’s responsibility to the safety and health of our people, the communities we call home, and the environment we operate in.







Integra Resources is a development-stage mining company focused on the exploration and de-risking of the past producing DeLamar Gold-Silver Project in Owyhee County.

Since acquiring the DeLamar Project, which includes the adjacent DeLamar and Florida Mountain gold and silver Deposits, in late 2017, the Company has demonstrated significant resource growth and conversion while providing a robust economic study in its maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment.




The Perkins Coie Mining Industry team is highly experienced in all aspects of representation for natural resources projects, maintaining one of the leading mining practices in the nation.

Friends & Supporters


Since 1988, Georgetown, SC–based AGRU America, Inc. has been the world’s leading manufacturer of flat die extrusion geomembranes, geonets, geocomposites, geotextiles, geosynthetic clay liners, concrete protective liners and fittings. The company also supplies vertical barrier systems and large diameter piping systems for the U.S. and international mining and civil/environmental markets. AGRU America’s state-of-the-art products include AGRU Smooth Liner® / MicroSpike® (structured textured products), Super Gripnet®, and Drain Liner® in both LLDPE and HDPE. AGRU America is part of the worldwide AGRU Group, an Austrian family-owned business since 1948 with production facilities in Austria, the U.S., Germany and China, and distribution in over 80 countries worldwide. The company’s website can be found at www.agruamerica.com.


Today, organizations like yours must surmount some of the most significant challenges the world has ever faced.  Arcadis helps you navigate this increasingly complex environment by understanding your business and partnering with you for success.
Connecting your vision to our global know-how, our people create value through successful outcomes throughout your asset lifecycle.  Whether it's improving operational efficiencies, minimizing risk, or helping you navigate an ever-evolving regulatory environment, Arcadis delivers outcomes that improve quality of life, safely and sustainably, for you and your community.


Bilbao & Co. is a strategic communications and government affairs firm, specializing in mines and mining issues.

We have proven results in media, public relations and government affairs and help our clients navigate the often-complex structure of state and local government, as well as create the messaging and content to effectively tell your story.


CGS is a worldwide supplier of geological and mining supplies with a retail shop, online store, and warehouse with ready to ship products. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality products and top notch service. 


We’re GeoEngineers, earth science and engineering experts. You’ll find us where soil meets foundation, water meets land, and humanity meets environment. We work with the earth, but people are the heart of what we do. Using earth science and engineering expertise, we help our clients find a balance between human needs and the earth’s physical systems. Together we can build a better world.

www.geoengineers.com


Check out the About Haley & Aldrich page to learn how we help our mining clients win.

Interested in learning more? Check out the Contact us page. 


Morrison-Maierle is an employee-owned, professional services firm offering capabilities in engineering, surveying, planning, and science with offices in Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.
 


For over 60 years, Wood has provided a full range of services for mining projects, from front-end geology and environmental consulting through to design, project and construction management, operations support and mine closure.
 

 

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