Monthly Lunch Seminars: Thursday November 5 , 2015 – Ramada Inn – Okanagan East Room

The Calgary Mineral Exploration Group Society offers monthly lunchtime seminars relating to geology and mining in the province of Alberta, across Canada and around the world.

Lunch prices:
$20.00 for members
$25.00 for non-members

Ramada Hotel Downtown
Convention Level
708 – 8th Avenue SW.
Calgary, Alberta

Doors Open at 11:30am
Talk Commences at 12:00 noon

The MEG’s popular Monthly Speakers Program featuring a Beer and Sandwich Luncheon continues for 2015.

Thursday November 5, 2015 – MEG Luncheon features:

*A Synopsis of the Geology, Major Mineral Deposits and Exploration in Brazil*

by JIM ALLAN, Calgary, AB

This topic should be of interest to members of the MEG as mineral exploration and development in Brazil has not received as much publicity as some of the other Latin American countries. The presentation will be introduced by a few facts on Brazil, a summary of the mineral commodities produced in Brazil, a few comments on the history of mineral development followed by an overview of the main geological features, mineral provinces and major deposits including a few comments on methods of discovery. As this topic is too broad to be adequately covered in a luncheon presentation, descriptions of major mineral deposits will be focused on the two most important mineral provinces in Brazil, the Iron Quadrangle and the Carajas Region. If time permits Jim will speculate on the similarities and differences between the geology and mineral deposits in Brazil and the geology and mineral deposits in Canada. This talk is based primarily on recent literature research by Jim and his experiences in Brazil from 1973-1976.


Jim is a retired minerals geologist who received a BASc degree in Geological Engineering from UBC in 1957 and an MSc in geology from Queens in 1963. He is a life member of APEGA.

During his career he has worked for Eldorado Mining and Refining, AMAX Exploration Inc., Brascan Resources and Union Oil Company of Canada (UNOCAL) followed by 23 years as a consultant

Jim lives in Calgary and is a long term member of the MEG.
Please confirm your intention to attend by email to so that the appropriate number of sandwiches can be ordered.

If you would like to present a lunch time talk to a keen audience of 50 or 60 professionals, please contact Glen Jones at: or telephone Glen Jones: 403-651-3086 to submit your topic and abstract for review. If you or your company would like to sponsor a meeting please contact Glen Jones for further information.

The MEG would like to thank our generous sponsors:

Graymont Limited
Loring Laboratories Ltd.
Margrave Energy
(George Paulus)
Fairmont Resources Inc.
Bob Munday
John Schindler
Micat Resources Ltd.
(Barrie Dargie)
White Rabbit Resources
(Madelaine & Jack Krusche)
MD&A | Creative
(Michael Dargie)

If you would like to become a sponsor please contact an Executive Member for further information