note of the following events in April:
8-9: Kamloops Exploration Group Annual Conference & Trade Show at
Kamloops Convention Centre, followed by tours of the New Afton &
Valley Mines on April 10th. http://www.keg.bc.ca/conference.htm
15th RDKB-hosted review and open forum on matters pertaining
Kettle River Water Management Plan, at the USCC Community Centre
Forks. Please see the detailed invitation below.
16th BMA Meeting in Republic, WA at which Kinross’
will give us a presentation on the “Ring of Fire”.
20th: Happy Easter –time to get out there you
John Jewitt, P. Eng., President
Boundary Mining Association
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
next meeting will be held at the New
Century Restaurant in Grand Forks on the evening of Wednesday, March 12th.
buffet dinner will commence at 6:00
p.m., and the cost is $14.65 per person (including GST, but excluding
and tips). Credit and
Debit cards are accepted.
a brief business meeting
commencing at 7:00 p.m., Ms. Nadia St-Jean will give us a presentation on “The Ring of
Fire” in northern
Ontario. (Those not planning to join us for dinner, may
meeting at 7:00 p.m.)
graduated from the University of
Ottawa, and is currently enrolled in Kinross Gold’s Exploration
Program. While spending two summer field seasons with the
Geological Survey in search of shale gas in the James Bay Lowlands,
up logging core at the “Ring of Fire” camp (in her
“Ring of Fire” is heating up and
receiving a lot of attention. Originally in search of diamonds,
explorers encountered major occurrences of chromite, nickel, platinum,
has provided an abstract from her
talk (below) and she promises to keep our feet to the fire.
Century Restaurant, 7451 5th
St. (west of the Overwaitea parking lot.)
are welcome, and bring a friend.
Jewitt, P. Eng., President
Forks, BC V0H 1H0
of Meeting – November 6, 2013
The Meeting was held at the RDKB
Conf. Room, Grand Forks, BC.
and guests in attendance:
Bialon, George Braun, Steven Cannon, Linda
Caron, Ellen Clements, Boyd
Hardwicke, Christine Hellbusch, Leo Jacob,
Solange Jacob, Helen Jewitt,
John Jewitt, Barry Noll, Al
Wait, and Larry Wunder.
Called to Order at 7:10 pm by John Jewitt, President
AGM were read by Helen Jewitt, Secretary
made a motion that these Minutes be approved as read, seconded by Barry
Report given by Larry
a motion that this report be approved as read, seconded by Linda Caron,
Founders Day, July 13 & 14 –
participation was given by John Jewitt, Barry Noll, and Larry Wunder. Thanks was given to Barry for his no-charge
of Yukon Dan, who was sponsored by the BMA (with funds from AME). Barry was pleased that placer group
participation increased, and said Yukon
Dan continues to be the most popular event.
CIM’s – M4S Program
at Kamloops - John Jewitt, Helen
Jewitt, and Barry Knoll
volunteered their time and effort to assist Yukon Dan with his
event for students. We worked 3 days and
processed approx. 1400 students from the area through this workshop.
Summit – Spokane -- John Jewitt talked about the programs he
participated in at this event.
Education Workshop - The Exec
Committee gave the go-ahead to plan
and hold this event with monetary help from AME.
Titles Online Workshop was discussed. We decided not to do this project.
opening the floor for Other New Business, a
suggestion was made that we should have
some meetings in Republic, WA, since our Kinross Members from there
traveled to Grand Forks for meetings. This
had also been discussed at the Executive
Committee Meeting, and was decided
to bring to a vote with members. A
motion was made by John Jewitt to hold the next meeting in February
Republic; was seconded by Larry Wunder, and passed.
meeting – February 2014. Date TBA.
Location – Republic, WA. Carpooling
would be a good option for members.
invited to break for coffee and carrot cake, provided by Solange Jacob. Membership thanked Solange and business
portion of meeting was adjourned at 7:40 pm.
Clements and John Jewitt gave a talk on the Silver Queen – New
Nadina project in northern BC. Ellen
talked about the porphry system and John discussed the vein system
there. Their talks included many
for our enjoyment!
MINUTES of AGM - May 9, 2013
Dinner & AGM Meeting was held at The New Century Restaurant in
and guests in
George Braun, Steven
Cannon, Linda Caron, Jack Carson, Ellen Clements, Ross
Glanville, Christine Hellbusch and Guest, Leo
Jacob, Solange Jacob, Helen Jewitt, John
Jewitt, Bill & Jing Ping Meyer, Barry
Noll, Wolf & Bev Noll, George
Sanders (Speaker), Al Wait & Claudette Crowley, Dan
Wolkowsky, and Margie & Larry Wunder.
Called to Order at 7:15 pm by John Jewitt, President
of April 4th Meeting were
read by Helen Jewitt, Secretary
Barry Noll made
a motion that the April Minutes be
approved as read, seconded by Ross Glanville, and passed.
Report given by Larry Wunder, Treasurer
Linda Caron made a motion
that the Treasurer’s
Report be approved as read, seconded by Ellen Clements, and passed.
Annual Recap was given by John
Founders Day is July 13
& 14. The BMA is sponsoring Yukon
Dan on the 13th, who has a gold panning exhibition.
plan on asking AME for financial help. Volunteers
will be needed to help the day of the
event, and Helen will
call for help from members. Barry Noll
told us of growing support for this fun event, with new exhibitors.
B. A Minerals
Education Workshop is tentatively planned for the Fall; we plan to
. A Mineral
Titles Online Workshop is tentatively planned for the Fall, or
of officers &
directors for the upcoming year. Barry Noll has
been added to the list of Directors, as we need 5.
Otherwise, everyone from the prior
year have agreed to continue. A
request to the floor was made for Other
Nominations, and none were offered. Bill
Meyer made a motion that the Updated List of Officers & Directors
was 2nded by Solange Jacob and passed
A. The next
meeting is not yet scheduled, but will be in September at the RDKB
Building. A notice will be going out in
A motion was made by
Steven Cannon to adjourn the Business portion of
the meeting, seconded by Larry Wunder, and passed.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm, followed
by a short coffee break.
Our speaker, George
Sanders, President & Director of Goldcliff
Resource Corporation, gave a talk on the history and reawakening of
giants” his company is involved in ---the Panorama Ridge Gold
Tulameen Copper Project, and the Ainsworth Silver Project.
His lasting sentiment (paraphrased) is to
never give up on a project because you think someone else has already
BOUNDARY MINING ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S
REPORT – 2012-2013
The last Annual General Meeting was held at
the New Century Restaurant in Grand Forks on May 17, 2012, with 23
guests in attendance. Jeff Austin of
International Metallurgical gave an interesting talk on Western Copper
Corporation’s Casino porphyry
the Yukon, and on his own Western Canada Limestone operation at West
The BMA sponsored Yukon Dan at Greenwood
Founders Day on July 14th & 15th. Dan setup an impressive display of gold
mineral specimens from various locations around the globe.
He demonstrated his gold panning techniques
and taught many folks the fine art of gold panning.
He was ably assisted by students Ian and
Conner Jewitt from Dallas, Texas. Equipment
used in placer gold mining and processing
was also on display
as were metal detectors, all presented under the watchful eye of Barry
At our October 18th Meeting in
Grand Forks, Kathleen Autenreith, exploration geologist with Kinross,
interesting presentation on the Rattlesnake Hills epithermal gold
At our meeting on November 15th
meeting, John Jewitt gave a Powerpoint review of the papers that were
at the Minerals South Conference in Nelson. It
was decided to forego a Christmas Party in favour
of holding more
special events and/or field trips during the year.
An outstanding meeting was attended by 21
people on April 4th, at which Tom Johnson from
Operation gave an excellent talk on placer mining techniques, and cited
examples of placer deposits at various locations. It
was clear that this activity is of interest
to several members and friends in the Boundary area, and more emphasis
given to this type of program in the future, starting with an expanded
in support of Greenwood Founders Day on July 13th, 2013.
At an Executive Committee meeting held in
April, it was decided that in view of declining participation at
monthly meetings, more special events and/or activities would be
such as sponsoring MineralsEd workshop for teachers in the Primary
grades. Other workshops such as Minerals
Online and MapPlace were also discussed. Speaker
engagements would continue on an ad hoc
basis, when topics of
interest such as that which Mr. George Sanders of Goldcliff Resources
present at the 2013 AGM.
Several members attended the various exploration
and mining conferences held during the period including Minerals South
Nelson; the Silver Summit and Northwest Mining Conferences in Spokane;
“Roundup” in Vancouver; the PDAC in Toronto; and the KEG
Government and Land Use Issues:
Mr. Bill Meyer is our BMA representative on
the Land Use Committee of the Association for Mineral Exploration of BC
BC). This committee monitors a broad
range of land use issues including legislation impacting ownership,
environmental legislation; for example, The Mines Act and the
Locally, BMA Members continue to participate
on the Stakeholders Advisory Committee of the Kettle River Water
Plan – a two year study sponsored by the Regional District of
Boundary. We also are monitoring the
Midway Community Forest Agreement Proposal, and the Wildlife Area
safeguarding the habitat occasionally visited by the Williamson
Exploration & Mine Development
Golden Dawn continues exploration work on the
Wild-Rose and Tam O’Shanter properties as well a development of
the May Mac
vein deposit near Greenwood.
Gold Crown is in the process of completing
purchase of the Lexington-Grenoble copper-gold operation near Phoenix
Huakan, and Gold Crown plans to re-open this mine.
Kettle River Resources completed a 43-101
Report on the Phoenix tailings deposits, and studies for re-processing
for gold recovery are continuing.