We had a great turnout for our Finland Mining day notwithstanding the general back-to-school feel spreading across London at the start of September.
The presenters from Agnico Eagle, Mawson Resources, Tasman Metals, Anglo American and Altona Mining did an admirable job presenting in spite of the occasionally woeful presenting facilities (mea culpa from the Chairman for picking the venue).
Agnico Eagle and Altona both gave interesting presentations outlining how they operate in Finland. The emphasis was very much on stakeholder engagement and operating cost reductions. Both companies kept ex-pat workers to an absolute minimum working with the local Finnish mining culture.
Mawson Resources and Tasman highlighted the geological potential of the general area and Marion Bush, presenting for Tasman, gave an admirable presentation on rare earth metals which was particularly impressive as her expertise is actually in West African gold.
We were honored to have Anglo American's Group Head of exploration at the event, Tracey Kerr, who very kindly delayed her flight plans to ensure she could present. Tracey's inconvenience was our benefit as the presentation on Anglo's potentially world-class Sakatti base and precious metals deposit was excellent. The project continues to grow but we are still some way from a resource for the project according to Tracey, unsurprising given the possible scale.