Friday, February 29, 2008

Timmins attends prospectors convention

A delegation from Timmins is on it’s way to Toronto to take part in the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada(PDAC).
“Team Timmins will be there with full colours,” says Robert Calhoun, the project manager for Discover Abitibi, the mineral exploration initiative run by the Timmins Economic Development Corportation (TEDC).
The annual convention brings together literally thousands of prospectors, geologists, mining company representatives and financiers from around the world to discuss what’s new and what’s hot in mining exploration and mining in general.
Registration for the convention begins today and the convention officially gets underway on Sunday. It wraps up on Wednesday.
Timmins will have an exhibit kiosk and a delegation of city officials will be on hand to meet and greet members of the mining exploration community to sell them on the idea of setting up shop in Timmins.
Calhoun says it’s important that the mining world be reminded that there is a thriving city, complete with trained workers, sitting in the middle of one of the richest mining regions of Canada.
“Timmins is one of those places where people want to be if they’re in the mining exploration business,” he said.
On Monday, Ontario mines minister Michael Gravelle will be attending the Timmins exhibit to hold a news conference and make an announcement about mining exploration in Northeastern Ontario.

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