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  • 22 Apr 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Dear CERBA members and partners,

CERBA's annual Canada-Russia Mining Working Group will be hosted online on April 22, 2021, as a part of the CERBA Eurasia Mining Series 2021

The working group will also discuss the areas of expertise pertaining to leading issues, legislation, technologies, and mining methodologies in permafrost regions.


Moderator: Erin Campbell, President of the ECMB Capital Partners 

9:00 Welcome remarks

  • Gilles Breton, CERBA National Chairman
  • Valeriy Maximov, Senior Trade Commissioner of the Russian Federation to Canada.

9:10-9:25 Alexey Orel,  Director of Geology and Subsoil Code state policy and regulation Department; Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation

Topic: Subsoil code legislation issues and developments

9:25 - 9:40 Vladimir Khalenev, Director, Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI)

Topic: System of accounting and monitoring of promising areas with assessed speculative minerals resources of the Russian Federation

9:40-9:55 Melnikov Permafrost Institute (Russian Academy of Science), Yakutsk

Dr. Daniel Cluff, Chair CAP Climate Change Statement Ad Hoc Committee, CEO at CanMIND Associates 

Topic: Canadian-Russian cooperation opportunities in permafrost studies, permafrost hydrology and engineering geology

10:00-10:30 Moderated discussion

Areas of Potential Cooperation

1. Assessment of the thermal state and features of propagation permafrost rocks in the area of deposits;

2. Geocryological mapping;

3. Peculiarities of distribution and mapping of underground (subpermafrost, interpermafrost and suprapermafrost) waters;

4. Assessment of the risks of dangerous cryogenic processes during the development of permafrost territories;

5. Reaction of cryogenic landscapes in conditions of climate warming.

WHO can join:

  • Canadian and Russian Mining companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Government and Trade Commission Service representatives
  • Consultants and experts in permafrost and mining
  • Mining technology exporters and consultants

Уважаемые Дамы и Господа,

Приглашаем вас принять участие в предстоящем заседании Канадско-Российской рабочей группы по горнодобывающей промышленности, которое будет проходить онлайн 22 апреля 2021 года в рамках CERBA Eurasia Mining Series 2021.

Тематики для обсуждения: 

Нормативная, налоговая и законодательная база, возможности для партнерства и поиска инвестров; технологии и методологии добычи в регионах вечной мерзлоты; гидрология и инженерная геология в регионах вечной мерзлоты.


9:00 Приветственное слово

  • Жиль Бретон, Национальный Председатель CERBA
  • Валерий Максимов, Старший торговый Представитель Российской Федерации в Канаде

9:10-9: 25 Алексей Орел, Директор Департамента государственной политики и регулирования Кодекса о геологии и недрах; Министерство природных ресурсов и экологии Российской Федерации

Тема: Проблемы и развитие законодательства о Кодексе недр

9:25 - 9:40 Владимир Халенев, Директор Всероссийского научно-исследовательского геологического института (ВСЕГЕИ)

Тема: Система учета и мониторинга перспективных участков с оцененными спекулятивными ресурсами полезных ископаемых Российской Федерации.

9:40-9:55 Институт мерзлотоведения им. Мельникова РАН, Якутск

Тема: Возможности канадско-российского сотрудничества в изучении вечной мерзлоты, гидрологии вечной мерзлоты и инженерной геологии.

10:00-10:30 Открытая дискуссия

Мероприятие будет полезным для:

  • Канадских и российских горнодобывающих компаний
  • Образовательных учреждений
  • Представителей правительства и торговых комиссий
  • Экспертам в области вечной мерзлоты и добычи полезных ископаемых
  • Экспортерам и производителям технологий по георазведке и работе с вечной мерзлотой

CERBA Eurasia Mining Series 2021 SPONSORS

Patron Sponsors

Kinross Gold
Kinross Gold is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Russia, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,000 people worldwide. Kinross has been present in Russia since 1995 and to date is the largest foreign investor in Russia’s gold mining industry.
Main Kinross assets in Russia: Kupol mine (“Chukotka Mining and Geological Company”) and Dvoinoye mine (“Northern Gold”) both located in Chukotka, and Chulbatkan project (“Udinsk Gold”) located in Khabarovsk krai. 
Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: KGC).

Metalloinvest is a global leader in merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI) production, a major producer and supplier of iron ore and steel products and one of the regional producers of high-quality steel.
Metalloinvest owns some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises: Lebedinsky GOK and Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK, Alexey Ugarov OEMK, Ural Steel and Ural Scrap Company, as well as businesses providing services and supplies of raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.
The Company has the world’s second-largest measured iron ore reserve base in the world with approximately 14 billion tonnes on a JORC-equivalent basis. This equates to a mine life of around 137 years at current mining levels. Metalloinvest is the world’s second-largest pellet producer and a regional leader in production of niche grades of high-quality rolled steel. OEMK and Ural Steel together produce more than 2,000 grades of steel.

Gold Level Sponsors

B2Gold is a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has three operating gold mines and numerous development and exploration projects in various countries including Mali, the Philippines, Namibia, Colombia, Finland and Uzbekistan. This year, B2Gold forecasts gold production to be 970,000 – 1,030,000 ounces.
Following another very successful year of exploration in 2020, B2Gold is planning a year of aggressive exploration in 2021 with a budget of approximately $66 million, including a record $25 million allocated to the Company's ongoing grassroots exploration programs.
As a responsible mining company, B2Gold’s commitment to Health & Safety and Environment Social & Governance continues to result in exceptional outcomes at the Company’s operations around the world.
For more information regarding B2Gold's 2021 guidance and budget, please reference the news release and accompanying cautionary statement disseminated on January 20, 2021, at

Cameco is one of the largest global providers of the uranium fuel needed to energize a clean-air world. Our competitive position is based on our controlling ownership of the world’s largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations. Utilities around the world rely on our nuclear fuel products to generate power in safe, reliable, carbon-free nuclear reactors. Our shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. Our head office is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Katherine Balabanova
Regional Director
National Coordinator
Toronto Chapter
+1 (416) 822-4052
[email protected]

Vera Dedyulya
Deputy Regional Director
Toronto Chapter
+1 (647) 822-8149
[email protected]