North American Palladium, Anglo Gold Ashanti, De Beers and Other Canada’s Major Mining Operators to Discuss New Techniques in Drilling & Blasting in Calgary in June

April 18, 2011

LONDON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With the mining boom ahead and
announcements of openings of new mining sites in Canada, its now more
important than ever that all phases of mining production are executed

The rising price of minerals and exploration is causing a growing need
for drill and blast activities and optimisation. We will see mining in sites
that were previously viewed as economically unjust.

Mining IQ will host the Drill & Blast Canada Conference from 7-8 June,
at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. This conference will target senior
Drill & Blast professionals from Mining Operators, Drilling Contractors and
Explosive Providers.

The Drill & Blast conference will provide an understanding of how to
implement innovative techniques that deliver the best fragmentation.
Additionally, speakers will address practical methods in Drill & Blast
improvement both through technical strategy and practical studies on Drill &
Blast operations on site.

The event will showcase exclusive case studies led by Drill & Blast
experts including:

Mick Lownds, Electronic Blasting Systems at ORICA

Takis Katsabanis, Associate Professor in Mining Engineering at QUEENS

Frank Chiappetta, President & Explosives Applications, Engineer at BAI

Ed Desjardins, VP Technical at ANGLO GOLD ASHANTI

The Drill & Blast media centre features an exclusive interview with Jan
, the Superintendant Mine Development at Lundin Mining Zinkgruvan, where
he provides insights into keeping production rates high without compromising
safety, ensuring the health & safety of miners on-site through emerging
technologies and the high profile rescue mission of the Chilean miners. Jan
also talks about his session on ‘Dilution Control in Panel Stopping’ at Drill
& Blast Europe 2011 and the use of electronic detonators.


Notes to Editors:

Drill & Blast Canada will be held on the 7th-8th June at the Fairmont
Palliser, Calgary, AB, Canada.

For further information on Drill & Blast Canada, contact Valeria David on
+44(0)207-368-9300 or email enquire@iqpc.co.uk

About IQPC

Mining IQ, a division of IQPC provide a range of carefully focused
conferences that examine a specific technology or issue from an international
perspective. Each conference is designed to give organisations the technical
and strategic know-how to gain a competitive advantage in the mining market.
The speakers are carefully selected to evaluate key trends and to provide
real world case study analysis and solutions.

    Contact Information:

    Valeria David
    Marketing Manager
    IQPC International

    T: +55-19-9181-3226
    E: valeria.david@iqpc.co.uk
    W :http://www.iqpc.co.uk


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