Harry Toop Memorial Science for Saskatchewan Lecture Series
Mr. George Read
Senior Vice President Exploration and Development, Shore Gold Inc.
SASKATCHEWAN’S DIAMOND PROSPECTS: From favourable mantle to surface: enormous kimberlites deliver diamonds to Saskatchewan
In the very near future, diamond mining in Saskatchewan may become a reality.
George Read will discuss how the lava-like rock known as kimberlite, contains and carries diamonds to the Earth’s surface and Shore Gold’s current work in evaluating Saskatchewan’s kimberlites, which are some of the largest on the plant. The potential economic impacts of this work to Saskatchewan will also be discussed.
With over 23 years of experience in the diamond industry, as Senior Vice-President Exploration and Development for Shore Gold in Saskatoon, Mr. Read is responsible for all aspect of Shore Gold’s diamond exploration projects in Canada. His extensive knowledge of exploration techniques has been gained through his experiences working in locations such as South Africa, Botswana, Tanzanian, Brazil and Canada.
January 22, 2008
Photo: Liam Richards for U of S