Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alaska's 2012 Strategic & Critical Minerals Conference

On November 30, 2012, the State of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks hosted their second annual Strategic & Critical Minerals Summit bringing together government, university and private sector officials from around the world to discuss the potential for strategic mineral exploration, development and processing in Alaska. Speakers also discussed public policy and regulatory issues pertaining to mineral development.

The following presentations are available from the sold-out event in Fairbanks. A summary report will be published at a later date.

Dan Sullivan, Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner, Update on the State of Alaska Strategic Minerals Initiative PDF
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Video

Bob Swenson, Alaska State Geologist and Director, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, Alaska Strategic & Critical Minerals Potential and Assessment PDF

Larry Meinert, Minerals Resources Program Director, U.S. Geological Survey Video

Curt Freeman, President, Avalon Development Corp., Strategic & Critical Metals in Alaska: A Mining Industry Perspective PDF

Ed Fogels, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Access to our Land and Resources PDF

Ethan Schutt, Senior Vice President, Land & Energy Development, CIRI, PDF

Matt Ganley, Vice President, Resources & External Affairs, Bering Straits Regional Corp., Mining Potential and Mineral Access in the Bering Strait Region PDF
Lance Miller, Vice President, Natural Resources, NANA Regional Corp., Strategic Mineral Development is Critical for Sustainable Economies PDF
Michael Silver, President and Chairman of the Board, American Elements, The Coming Global Resource Scarcity: America & Alaska's Role PDF

Dan McGroarty, President, American Resources Policy Network, Slideshow

Hiroyuki Katayama, Assistant General Manager, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals Corporation (Vancouver Office), JOGMEC's Role in Securing the Supply of Critical Minerals PDF
Mark Myers, Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Mineral and Mining Research at UAF PDF
Ken Collison, Chief Operating Officer, Ucore Rare Metals, Bokan Mountain Heavy Rare Earths PDF
Mark Davis, Deputy Director, Infrastructure Development, Alaska Industrial Development & Export Authority, AIDEA: Investing in Alaskans PDF

Tom Crafford, Director, DNR Office of Project Management & Permitting, Large Mine Permitting in Alaska PDF

Mary Sattler, Manager, Community Development & Sustainability, Donlin Gold, PDF

[excerpted from the Commissioner's Office, Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources]

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