The Kamloops Exploration Group Society (KEG) is a registered society that serves to generally promote the interests of mining and prospecting for minerals, metals and petroleum.
Thank you to Royanna Wild, Mining Day Chair, the entire committee, co sponsor CIM, The Big Little Science Centre and all the volunteers for making this years Mining Day bigger and better than last year! Record numbers and a lot of happy faces enjoyed a day of Yukon Dan, many hands on booths, and learning all about mining and exploration. Can't wait to do it all again in 2014!
A huge congratulations to 7 year old Hannah Grant! Hannah was the big winner at Mining Day riding off on her brand new bike with helmet... just in time for summer! Hope you enjoy it Hannah!! See you next year!
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The Kamloops Exploration Group would like its members to consider signing this online petition in support of the current review of the Ajax Mine Proposal of KGHM International. The Ajax Mine Proposal is to re-open the Ajax Copper-Gold pit previously mined by Teck, following successful delineation of resources laterally and to depth at the site, similar to what occurred at the Afton Mine, now in production by New Gold Inc. The Ajax Proposal is now in the very early stages of the Environmental Review Process.
This online petition (link provided below) is directed towards the Kamloops City Council, and is intended to provide some balance of opinion with those who have shown opposition to the project at this early stage, and would rather not see it go through the Environmental Review. The petition just asks Kamloops City Council to CONSIDER the proposal, and therefore not necessarily endorse the mine at this time. Once the review process is complete, the city council, and the general public, will have a better understanding of the potential environmental impacts that can be weighed against the economic benefit.
To view this online petition, follow this link: View Petition
The 2013 Lecture Series has come to an end. The committee would like to thank all of our guest speakers for their incredible talks and all who attended.
Planning for the 2014 Lecture Series is under way, See you again in January 2014!
A huge thank you to Bob Turner! We really took advantage of his knowledge. Bob spoke to 3 lucky elementary classes at the Kamloops Museum & Archives followed by a night lecture at TRU. the following day we took the show on the road and Bob spoke with 2 senior classes at Ashcroft Secondary Schhol before speaking to the general public at the Ashcroft River Inn. Thank you for an amazing lecture on the geological highway, and for making everyone think about their next road trip!
KEG Lecture Series Co Chair Ellen B. presents guest speaker Bob Turner with a statue after his talk Thursday.
Bob Turner talks with elementary students about rocks of the river. It was fascinating to say the least!
The CIM 2013 Convention takes place in Toronto, Ontario, May 5-8,
2013. Please visit the conference website at http://web.cim.org/toronto2013beta/for
more information. The technical program will serve to draw over 5,000
participants who will meet to learn, network and exchange with peers and
business leaders alike. CIM's 30th Exhibition will feature the latest
equipment, technology, processes and services. Buyers, planners, engineers,
researchers, technical experts, managers and directors can meet the best
equipment and service suppliers focused on serving the needs of the mining and
Check out the Scholarship Tab for winners of the 2012 Ron Wells Scholarship. Thank you to all who applied and congratulations to the winners!!
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download the KEG Directory in PDF format
Thank you to local geologists Marty, Don, Richard and Robin for taking the time to answer questions and identify rocks at the November 24th Ask-A-Geologist at the Kamloops Museum and Archives. Over 100 people came by with their rocks.
KEG would like to send a huge thank you to Don Bouffard for his incredible talk to the 1st Hefley Scouts on October 15th. His amazing collection actually blew their socks right off! Check out our Facebook page for all the pics!
For some fun and local rockhounding adventures, please see our Public Education Tab to download your copy of the Kamloops Geotour Guide. Fun and educational activities for the whole family!
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Our 2012 KEG Directory (PDF Version)
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