Sunday & Monday, November 6-7, 2016 
8am-5pm, lunch & transportation from Downtown Marriott included,

UAA Campus, Room TBD

Ore Mineralogy and Microscopy

Course Instructor:
Dr. John L. Lufkin, Ph.D.

Course description: 

After a brief introduction to the physical properties of 50 or more of the common ore minerals in hand specimen, this 2-day short course will cover the qualitative methods of ore mineral identification under the reflected light microscope, paragenesis and zoning, and the all-important topic of mineral formation and interpretation of ore textures.   A certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant at the end.   

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Sunday, November 6, 2016 
8am-5pm, lunch included, $200

Downtown Marriott, Juneau/Haines Room 

Alaska Mining Claims – Posting to Production

Course Coordinator: Kevin Adler

Course description: This short course will cover mining rights in Alaska, land ownership, types of mining claims in Alaska, acquisition of mineral rights, requirements to keep claims in good standing and permitting requirements for mining operations.

Don't forget the time change Sunday morning! We'll be there early with coffee if you do, though. 

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Monday, November 7, 2016 
8am-5pm, lunch included, $200

Downtown Marriott, Juneau/Haines Room

Permitting Mining Projects in Alaska – Current Perspectives, Challenges, and Strategies

Course Coordinator: Nick Enos

Course description: The regulatory landscape for gaining project approvals in Alaska is continuously evolving as the resource sector seemingly faces a perfect storm of political, commercial, and social challenges.  This all-day short course will feature the perspective from some of the leading industry, agency, and legal experts on key regulatory issues facing Alaska’s mining sector.   In addition to updates on the key regulatory issues, the course will feature some project case-studies, and a panel discussion on strategies and opportunities.   Some of the specific topics include financial assurance, water management, and dam safety.

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Course Coordinators & Instructors

Dr. John L. Lufkin, Ph.D.  Nick Enos  




Dr. John L. Lufkin, Ph.D., Stanford University, is a Consulting Geologist, and President, Golden Publishers, Golden, CO.  He began his teaching career at the University of Texas at Austin in 1973.  John has taught the subject of Ore Microscopy off and on since that time, at Colorado School of Mines, Metro State University Denver, and most recently at two universities in New Zealand and Australia. 

Robert (Nick) Enos is a Senior Environmental Manager at DOWL. Nick has more than 20 years of experience in the mineral industry, as a geoscientist and environmental professional, with a primary focus on project permitting, environmental management, geo-environmental sciences, and project management.   Nick was previously the Permitting Manager for Donlin Gold, helping advance the project from baseline study design, though feasibility study, application package submittal, and completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  Prior to joining Barrick, Nick held various roles as a geologist and environmental scientist with Placer Dome, ASRC Energy, Calista Corporation, Kennecott Minerals/Greens Creek Mine, Kennecott Exploration, and the US Bureau of Mines.  Nick is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG), and received his M.S. from Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.