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The CIM Vancouver Branch is pleased to invite you to our October Afternoon session

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Hodgson P.Eng, Executive Vice President | Engineering

Title: The Pebble Project in Alaska – an Update


Date: October 18th, 2018

Location: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront,Tuscany Room

Reception Start Time: 3:00pm

Presentation Start Time: ~3:45pm


Bio:

Stephen Hodgson is a professional mining engineer with 42 years of experience in consulting, project management, feasibility-level design and implementation, and mine operations at some of the largest mineral development projects in the world. He worked at two mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories, was part of the team that built the Red Dog mine in Alaska, and led some of the initial engineering studies on the Pebble project shortly after its discovery.

He has led the Northern Dynasty engineering team since 2005 and from 2007 to 2011 was Director of Engineering for Pebble Limited Partnership. He returned to the Pebble team in 2017 and recently re-located to Alaska where he is currently Senior Vice President of Engineering and Project Director.

Abstract:

The Pebble project in Alaska was first discovered by the Cominco Alaska exploration team in 1988 and acquired by Northern Dynasty in 2001. Exploration success by Northern Dynasty and subsequently its subsidiary Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) grew the deposit to the largest undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world. That growth, however, has attracted much attention and that attention combined with the project’s location in the drainage hosting the world’s largest sockeye fishery has resulted in considerable controversy. Following a successful outcome to litigation against the EPA, PLP redefined the project to accommodate those concerns and filed its initial wetlands permit applications in December 2017. The project is now in the NEPA process with a draft Environmental Impact Statement scheduled for completion in early 2019.

Today’s talk will provide a description of the project, particularly how it has been re-defined to enter the permitting process. We will discuss the perhaps unique $150 million investment in environmental data that supports our designs to protect the environment. Key design aspects, such as seismicity and water management, will be covered. We will close with some commentary on how a developed Pebble project can provide significant benefits to southwest Alaska and the state.

Note: If you have any questions or concern about this event please don’t hesitate to contact me at neda.mining@yahoo.com

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

1133 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3

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