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Alaska Miners Association Fairbanks 22nd Biennial Conference

Arctic International Mining Symposium

Please go to: www.arcticminers.org
for registration and conference updates    

DATE: March 9-13, 2010 (includes 2 field trips)
LOCATION: Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks, AK
HOTEL RESERVATION PHONE: (800) 544-0970
Local information: (907) 456-7722
Conference questions:
Dana Novak: ddnovak@nalco.com (907) 378-5900
David Szumigala: dszumigala@gmail.com (907) 451-5010

Two thousand ten is almost here and the AMA Fairbanks 22nd Biennial Conference will soon follow: the Arctic International Mining Symposium.

Technical sessions will focus on mineral deposits, operations, geology, placer deposits, industrial minerals, and related infrastructure projects. Please keep checking our website for more specifics as they develop.

Two short courses will be offered: (1) Alaska Industrial Minerals and Aggregates, and (2) "Placer Mining Methods and Best Practices" ["Placer mining is both a science and an art. To best practice the art, you need to learn and apply the science..." This will cover ground evaluation, earth moving choices, recovery machinery, and legal aspects.]

Nationally acknowledged personalities in the political, educational, and mining industry areas will be speaking at all breakfasts, luncheons, and the closing banquet. Please keep checking our website for specific updates.

Once again we are offering  all-day field trips to two of Alaska's largest gold mines: the Pogo mine near Delta Junction, AK, (including an underground tour,) and a second trip  incorporating both the Fort Knox mine (and its  heap leach project) plus a visit to the nearby Livengood gold deposit where drilling results are already making national and international news. Specific apparel may be required for these tours so check with us before you pack. Space is limited for both unique opportunities-- make your reservations soon!

Vendor space is also filling up fast, so if you have any "burning desire" to either inform or market/demonstrate anything you and/or your organization wish to share, please contact: Karl Gohlke at (907) 374-3500 [FAX  (907) 374-3570]  and/or email to: karlg@frontiersupply.com. A vendor application form is attached for your convenience.

Sponsorship on a variety of levels is also available and affords you and/or your organization an excellent opportunity to promote your service, products, and ideas to a select audience. Basic weeklong sponsorships include: Platinum $5000 and up, Gold: $2500 to $4999, Silver: $1000-2499, and Bronze $500-999. Plus, we have a variety of other promotional opportunities available to help provide you and your company positive marketing showcasing. Please contact Jim Deininger for further information and explanation of sponsorship specifics. Phone: (preferable to the one listed on application) (907) 458-0059 and email: jdeining@acsalaska.net.

Besides the closing banquet and guest speaker, other highlights include the very popular, ongoing trade show and vendors' reception, history night, and the AMEREF raffle (Alaska Mineral and Energy Resource Education Fund.)

PLUS: if you are from out of town or out of state, Fairbanks offers a great deal of unique, exciting winter entertainment for both you or your family! Please check our Visitors Bureau. website at: www.explorefairbanks.com or call (907) 457-3282 for additional information. The renowned World Ice Art Championship will be its best viewing and judging from March 4-13 (www.icealaska.com)... plus sled dog races, ice fishing, Chena hot springs visits just down the road, snow machining, cross country skiing, art and music, and-weather allowing, of course-always the Northern Lights. Many other fascinating tours are also available...

The Westmark Hotel will provide a special rate for all our visiting attendees at $84.00 per night, single or double occupancy, including room internet hook-up. Preferable reservation deadline: March 1, 2010. Please contact them at: (800) 544-0970. Or locally at: (907) 456-7722. (813 Noble, Fairbanks, AK  99701.)

We are hoping to see you soon for our biennial gathering and promise to provide you with a fascinating, educational, and productive week of information gathering, product and site viewing, story telling, and as much companionable socializing as time and situations will allow. Come help us make 2010 a banner year for the mining industry!

Best regards: Alaska Miners Association Fairbanks Branch www.arcticminers.org

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