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The American mining industry faces many challenges in both domestic and international arenas.  Burdensome regulations hinder growth of the vibrant national and global mining industry value chain, a good deal of which is located in Denver.  Overcoming key obstacles, harmonizing U.S. reporting requirements with international reporting standards, reducing permitting delays and raising public awareness of our nation’s critical need for minerals are all under active discussion.

To explore these and other problems impacting U.S. mining companies, the Denver Gold Group, Colorado Mining Association, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, and Society of Economic Geologists will jointly present a seminar on December 8, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado.

Please use the links to download presentations.


From To Topic Speaker
10:30 AM 3:00 PM Registration Opens. Refreshments & Informal Networking.
11:25 AM 11:30 AM Welcome & Introduction Tim Wood: Executive Director, Denver Gold Group
11:30 AM 11:50 AM Benefits for Mining Companies Trading Publicly on American Markets Jason Brenkert: Dorsey & Whitney LLP
11:50 AM 12:10 PM Mineral Resource & Reserve Reporting – Perspective from the Field Borden Putnam: Society for Economic Geologists
12:15 PM 1:45 PM Keynote Luncheon Improving America’s Mining Competitiveness Fred McMahon: VP, Int’l Research, Fraser Institute
1:50 PM 2:10 PM The Importance of Denver & Colorado to American Mining Stuart Sanderson, Pres., Colorado Mining Association
2:10 PM 2:30 PM Mineral Resource & Reserve Reporting – Global Developments. Ian Douglas: SME USA (CRIRSCO)
2:30 PM 2:50 PM SEC Guide 7 – Handicapping Publicly Traded American Mining Companies Chris Herald, Chairman, Denver Gold Group
2:50 PM 3:05 PM Updating Industry Guide 7 Tough Decisions Required. David Abbot:  Consulting Geologist
3:05 PM 3:20 PM The Opportunity to Reform and Improve SEC Guide 7 Michelle Shepston: Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Q&A
3:40 PM 3:45 PM Chairman’s Summation & Conclusion Tim Wood: Executive Director, Denver Gold Group