Search for Diamonds in Canada
Dr. Harvey Thorleifson
Geological Survey of Canada
Dr. Thorleifson is a scientist with Natural Resources Canada who, over
the past 12 years, has made major contributions to the science that supports
diamond exploration. He was recently named a 1998/99 Distinguished Lecturer
of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Dr. Thorleifson will explain how diamonds were discovered in Canada.
This is a remarkable success story that will culminate with the opening
of Canada's first diamond mine later this year, a development in the NWT
that will create nearly a thousand jobs and generate anticipated revenue
of a half-billion dollars a year. A second mine in the NWT has been proposed,
additional NWT developments are possible, and exploration is very active
in Alberta, as well as in several areas in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario
DATE: June 4, 1998 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am