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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Industrial Minerals with an Emphasis on Western North America

Paper 2004 - 2

by G.J. Simandl, W.J. McMillan, N.D. Robinson, Editors


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Proceedings of the 37th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals held at the Victoria Conference Centre from May 23 -25, 2001, published 2004, 334 pages.


The Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals has a long tradition. It was initiated by the late Professor Robert Bates of the Ohio State University and has been held on an annual basis for the last 37 years. Thirty-one meetings have been held in the USA, one in Bath, England, and five in Canada including the 37th Forum, here in Victoria.


The technical sessions focused on aggregates and transportation; value-added industrial minerals; diamonds in Canada; dimension stone; magnesite, magnesia, and magnesium metal; and exploration for and evaluation of industrial mineral deposits. There were 48 oral presentations and over 40 poster displays.


Selected British Columbia papers:

  • Hydromagnesite in BC, George J. Simandl, Jana Simandl, Melissa Rotella, Mike Fournier, and Alicia Debrecini


All printed publications of the BC Geological Survey are available digitally, free of charge, from this website.


For questions or more information on geology and minerals in British Columbia contact BCGS Mailbox or call toll free (B.C. residents only).