Ontario Mine Reclamation Symposium and Field Trip


First Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) and Ontario Mining Association (OMA)

In conjunction with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM)
are pleased to announce the Eleventh annual:
Ontario Mine Reclamation Symposium and Field Trip
June 19 and 20, 2018
Wawa Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre,
Wawa, Ontario

 The exploration and extraction of mineral resources have been ongoing activities in the Wawa area since the operation of primitive copper mines in the late 1600’s. Short-lived copper and iron ore mining ventures occurred in the 1770’s and unsuccessful mining exploits continued in spurts until 1897 when gold was discovered on the south shore of Wawa Lake ensuring Wawa’s future as a mining town. Described as a miniature Klondike, the Wawa gold rush lasted until 1906. Wawa was surveyed and plotted into a town site in 1899 and was registered with the land office in Sault Ste. Marie as Wawa City. Wawa is an Ojibway word which is believed to mean “wild goose”. This name was chosen for the town site because of the large flocks of Canada Geese that used Wawa Lake as a resting place during their annual migrations. (http://www.wawa.cc/living-in-wawa/about-wawa/history/)

 Join us as we explore the rich mining history of the area through technical presentations and tour of local sites/issues/solutions, in addition to a variety of other reclamation, rehabilitation and remediation projects from elsewhere.   The Ontario Chapter is seeking abstracts please submit to Bryan Tisch by March 2, 2018.