New Developments in Tungsten Research

Course Description:

This workshop provides an opportunity for researchers to discuss their findings from recent investigations of tungsten resources. Although emphasis will be on northern Canadian deposits and mineral potential (with a focus on the Cantung and Mactung properties), other tungsten-themed presentations may be included. Recent geological and environmental work at Cantung and Mactung has focused on structural setting, mineral deposit paragenesis, tailings characterization, and environmental considerations. This work will be described and group discussion on these and other deposits is encouraged.

Researchers who are interested in presenting at this workshop should contact Hendrik Falck at the Northwest Territories Geological Survey (, 867-767-9211, extension 63222) before Nov. 8. Due to time and scope restrictions, it may not be possible to accommodate all proposed presentations.

Location: 4915 48 St, Yellowknife, NT X1A 1N2 - Large boardroom 

Cost: $20

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Maximum number of participants: 40


A Practical Guide to Recognising and Limiting Acid Rock Drainage in Non-Mining Environments.

Presented by SRK Consulting

Instructors: Kirsty Ketchum PGeol (NT, NU), Eduardo Marquez PGeo (BC), Stephen Day PGeo (BC, NT, NU, NL), PGeol (AB)

Course Description:

This course will introduce the causes and potential impacts of acid rock drainage (ARD) in non-mining environments. It will provide practical information on recognising rocks/minerals that are likely to cause ARD or metal leaching issues, and on recognising existing ARD issues/impacts, including simple field tests/methods. The course will focus on examples in the Northwest Territories and will include regulatory requirements in jurisdictions elsewhere in Canada (including lab testing expectations). A discussion of remediation options for non-mining impacts will also be included. The course is intended for aggregate producers and users, personnel conducting environmental work for infrastructure projects, government regulators, students, educators, and City of Yellowknife residents requiring background information on ARD in non-mining environments.

Contact Kirsty Ketchum at or 867-766-6333 for further information.

Location: Northern United Place Auditorium - Lunch will be provided

Cost: $40

Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Maximum number of participants: 40