KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The KAMLOOPS EXPLORATION GROUP (KEG) is hosting its 18th annual conference and trade show on April 12 and 13 in this city. An increase in metal prices and a friendlier political-investment climate combined with high mineral potential have resulted in a major recovery in exploration and development in the province.
Two provincial ministers will attend. On Tuesday morning, the Minister of State for Mining, Pat Bell, will be there. On Tuesday afternoon the Minister of Sustainable Resource Management, George Abbot, will be addressing the delegates.
The guest speaker at the Banquet Dinner on April 12 is Catherine Hickson, an eminent volcanologist with the Geological Survey of Canada. Catherine was a close-up observer-recorder of the Mount St. Helens eruptions, which form part of her presentation, "Surviving the Stone Wind: Celebrating 25 Years of Renewed Activity at Mt. St. Helens."
This is the only conference covering the mineral potential of British Columbia in detail. The trade show is open to the general public both days, however registration is required to attend talks on everything explorational and the companies that are successful. The complete schedule is available from Lynne Bruce at lbruce@EcoTechLab.com.