The PDAC recently published “Innovation in Mineral Exploration”, a study describing the nature of innovation in mineral exploration in Canada. Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience was featured in the study as an innovative and modern company at the forefront of innovation in Canada. The study highlighted Ronacher McKenzie’s machine learning algorithm. The algorithm was developed for targeting in the mineral exploration industry. It uses a wide variety of data and integrates the data to a solution that helps Ronacher McKenzie's geoscientists add value to clients. With this machine learning tool Ronacher McKenzie’s team of experienced geologists and geophysicists are now even better positioned to make significant contributions to the exploration industry.
Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience recently joined the Artemis Project (“Artemis”), an organization formed to enhance gender diversity in mining by empowering female entrepreneurs. Many exploration and mining companies have recognized that gender diversity and inclusivity is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally set goals for development and sustainability, and to improve business outcomes for companies. Through Artemis, Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience is exposed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“UN SDGs”; https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/), a set of approaches to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
On January 27, 2019, Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience and Condor Consulting of Denver, Colorado, USA, announced that the two companies entered into a strategic alliance to augment each other’s integrated consulting and field services. “We are thrilled to partner with Condor Consulting and their Canadian subsidiary, Condor North. This collaboration will allow RonacherMcKenzie to expand the geophysical services we offer our clients, including magnetotellurics; Condor will have access to our geologists who are experts in their fields” says Ronacher McKenzie’s Principal Geologist Elisabeth Ronacher.
Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience was represented at the annual Saskatchewan Open House held in Saskatoon from December 3-5, 2018 . Our Senior Geologist Tony French was in attendance to take in talks and meet with clients. Tony is one of Ronacher McKenzie’s Saskatchewan-based geoscientists. He has been working in diamond and uranium exploration for over 30 years.
Principal Geophysicist Jenna McKenzie was invited to give a talk on the subject of pre-competitive data and how it can be used to Quebec’s advantage at the Quebec Mines conference in Quebec City, on Nov 22, 2018.
After extensive research with her co-author Ken Witherly of Condor Consulting, Jenna presented a definition and global overview of pre-competitive data, state of the art technology utilized and recommendations on how Quebec can invest in this data to augment its status as a top mining jurisdiction in the world. A link to the talk can be found here.
Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc. had the pleasure of participating in a strategic panel discussion at the Quebec Mines conference in Quebec City, on Nov 21, 2018.
Jenna McKenzie, Principal Geophysicist of Ronacher McKenzie, joined several stakeholders in Quebec City to discuss the future needs of geophysics in the province of Quebec. Participating in the discussions were leaders in industry, academia and government. The officials from Quebec Mines asked a variety of questions including which different geophysical technologies.
Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience was represented at the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in October 2018. Principal Geophysicist, Jenna McKenzie participated in several of the SEG Mining (SEGMIN) sessions and events. The conference was preceded by a field trip to the porphyry-copper deposit in Bagdad, Arizona.
Ronacher McKenzie’s Principal Geologist, Elisabeth Ronacher, attended the Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits Gordon Research Conference in Waterville Valley, NH, United States, from August 5-10, 2018. The Gordon Research Conferences “provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research” (www.grc.org). The conference brought together geoscientists from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest advances in ore deposit research (https://www.grc.org/geochemistry-of-mineral-deposits-conference/2018/).
The PDAC’s Student Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (“SIMEW”;http://www.pdac.ca/members/students/s-imew/s-imew-2018) is currently taking place in northern Ontario. Every spring, the PDAC brings together the top geoscience students in the country to participate in this workshop.
Electronic mining claim registration and online management of Ontario’s mining lands goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.