Denver Mineral Exploration Symposium 2024


Fri, Sep 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Sat, Sep 14, 2024, 8:00 AM – 7:30 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 Symposium 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 Symposium 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 13, 2024

    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 14, 2024

    08:00 AM – 08:55 AM    Breakfast
    08:55 AM – 09:00 AM    Opening
    09:00 AM – 09:30 AM    Keynote Speaker
    09:30 AM – 10:30 AM    Technical Session 1+2
    10:30 AM – 11:00 AM    Coffee Break
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Core Shack and Exhibits
    12:00 PM – 01:00 PM    Lunch
    01:00 PM – 01:30 PM    Keynote Speaker
    01:30 PM – 02:15 PM    Technical Session 3 + 4
    02:15 PM – 02:45 PM    Coffee Break
    02:45 PM – 04:55 PM    Core Shack and Exhibits
    04:55 PM – 05:00 PM    Closing Remarks
    05:00 PM – 07:30 PM    Happy Hour

The Denver Mineral Exploration Symposium is strategically scheduled to take place between the Precious Metals Summit at Beaver Creek (September 10-13, 2024) and the Gold Forum Americas held in Colorado Springs (September 15-18, 2024) to allow attendees of these events to join the exploration symposium. The Denver Mineral Exploration Symposium focusses on the geology of mineral discoveries and the display of exciting of drill core in the core shack exhibit. The exploration symposium is organized by the Center to Advance the Science of Exploration to Reclamation in Mining. Proceeds from the Denver Mineral Exploration Symposium will be used to grow the Dick Hutchinson 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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