Denver Mineral Exploration Summit 2022

New Discoveries of Precious and Critical Metals, and Ensuring the Availability of These Resources for a Stable Supply Chain, and Development of Emerging Technologies

Fri, Sep 16, 2022, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat, Sep 17, 2022, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

The geopolitical situation over the past few years has exposed glaring weaknesses in the security of the global supply chain. The Covid-19 pandemic and aggressive actions by adversarial powers have disrupted the supply of precious and critical metals, energy resources, and finished goods. The goal of the Denver Mineral Exploration Summit is to bring together the disciplines of exploration geology, research and development, finance, and policy making to begin a discussion on how best to secure the resources needed to ensure a stable supply chain and continued innovation of new technologies. As the base of the supply chain, exploration geology and mining provide the raw materials needed for all manufacturing, as well as precious metal reserves. New precious and critical metal discoveries from friendly and stable jurisdictions will be showcased, which will include the display of drill core. In addition, the Denver Mineral Exploration Summit will include talks on research and development into emerging green-energy technologies that utilize critical metals, the policies needed to implement exploration and mining of these metals, and how to finance this exploration.

Friday September 16, 2022

    05:00 PM – 05:15 PM    Opening Remarks
    05:15 PM – 06:00 PM    Keynote Speaker
    06:00 PM – 09:00 PM    Happy Hour

Saturday September 17, 2022

    08:00 AM – 09:15 AM    Continental Breakfast
    09:15 AM – 10:00 AM    Keynote Speaker
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Technical Session
    12:00 PM – 01:30 PM    Lunch (Core Shack and Exhibits)
    01:30 PM – 03:30 PM    Technical Session
    03:30 PM – 04:00 PM    Coffee Break (Core Shack and Exhibits)
    04:00 PM – 06:00 PM    Core Shack and Exhibits
    06:00 PM – 09:00 PM    Happy Hour (Core Shack and Exhibits)

The DMES is strategically scheduled to take place between the Precious Metals Summit at Beaver Creek and the Gold Forum Americas held in Colorado Springs to allow attendees of these events to join the exploration summit. The DMES focusses on the geology of mineral discoveries and the display of exciting of drill core in the core shack exhibit. This year will be the inaugural event of the DMES. The exploration summit is organized by the Center for Advanced Subsurface Earth Resource Models and the Denver Regional Exploration Geologist’s Society. Proceeds from the DMES will be used to grow a field education endowment for undergraduate and graduate students in economic geology within the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

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