FEM 2023 programme – presentation slides are now published on this page

FEM Conference focuses on exploration and mining. Therefore FEM invites speakers from exploration and mining companies, research institutes, academia, authorities and geological surveys. All presentations are by invitation only (no open call for abstracts). Talks from service industry are not invited unless they are not mandated by an exploration and mining company.

There are several other events concentrating on mining technology and processing industry. The Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM), on the other hand, has from the very beginning focused mainly on exploration and mine development.

FEM 2023 Main topics

  • Mining in Europe – the Minerals act: self-sufficiency and availability of human and monetary resources
  • Exploration and mining technology

Venue info

Programme schedule may be subject to change.

All times are in Eastern European Time EET (UTC +2).

Monday 30 October 2023
15:00-18:00Pre-conference short course – Analytical Methods in Geology
Alan R. Butcher, Professor of Geomaterials & Applied Mineralogy, Geological Survey of Finland
15:00-18:00Pre-conference short course – The hyperspectral mineralogy and applications across the value chain
Heta Lampinen, PhD, Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
Jessica Stromberg, PhD, Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
15:00-18:00Pre-conference short course – The orogenic gold model (including commonalities and contrasts with occurrences in the Central Lapland greenstone bel
Rich Goldfarb, Research professor, Colorado School of Mines, FireFox Gold Corp., USA

 

Tuesday 31 October 2023
08:30-16:30Pre-conference short course – Analytical Methods in Geology (cont.)
08:30-16:30Pre-conference short course – The orogenic gold model (including commonalities and contrasts with occurrences in the Central Lapland greenstone belt) (cont.)
08:30-16:30Pre-conference short course – The hyperspectral mineralogy and applications across the value chain (cont.)
07:45-16:15Pre-conference excursion – Kaunis Iron Ore Mine, Sweden

12:00-Conference registration
Congress & Exhibition Centre Levi Summit (1st floor)
16:00-17:00Welcome coffee/tea, trade show areas A, B & C
17:00-19:30Conference and trade show opening
Chair: Jani Lösönen, Managing Director, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
Co-chair: Mika Riipi, County Governor of Lapland, Regional Council of Lapland, Finland
17:00-17:10(PDF) Welcoming words
Mika Riipi, County Governor of Lapland, Regional Council of Lapland
17:10-17:40(PDF) Keynote: Current development in the Nordic Countries
Erika Ingvald, Head of Division, Geological Survey of Sweden
17:40-18:00Main sponsor’s address
Jani Lösönen, Managing Director, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
18:00-18:30Keynote: Shifting sands across the mineral industry
Raymond Goldie, PhD, President of the PDAC, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
18:30-19:00How diversity and inclusion have improved in the mining industry – and why it matters to you
WiM Finland gives the equality prize called Louhi
Hanna Junttila, Chair of the Board, Women in Mining Finland Association
Emma Härdmark, Director of Communications, Svemin / Women in Mining Sweden
19:00-19:15Fennoscandian Mining Award and FEM Special Award
19:15-19:30Agnico Eagle Award
19:30-22:00Ice-breaker Party, trade show areas A, B & C

 

 

Wednesday 1 November 2023
07:45-08:50Mining & Financing -breakfast with Borenius Attorneys Ltd and FEM
Restaurant Panorama (2nd floor), by invitation only
Chair: Laura Lauri, Section Manager, LKAB, Sweden
Co-chair: Tobias Bauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
09:00-09:30(PDF) Keynote: The orogenic gold model
Rich Goldfarb, Research Professor, Colorado School of Mines, FireFox Gold Corp., USA
09:30-09:50The Rupert Lapland project and the Ikkari deposit
Kalle-Pekka Kotiaho, Exploration Manager, Rupert Resources ltd., Finland
09:50-10:10(PDF) Geology of the Helmi gold prospect, and B2Gold’s ongoing exploration activities in the CLGB
Leanne Smar, Exploration Manager, B2Gold, Finland
10:10-10:40Coffee/tea, trade show areas A, B & C
Chair: Maria Lohela, Country Manager – Finland, Rio Tinto Exploration
Co-chair: Kaj Lax, PhD, Head of Department, Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Sweden
10:40-11:20Panel session: Challenges in permitting process in Nordic countries
Moderator: Casper Herler, Partner, Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Finland
Jani Kiuru, SVP, Raw Materials, Finnish Minerals Group
Øystein Rushfeld, CEO, Nussir ASA, Norway
Maria Sunér, CEO, Svemin, Sweden
Mikael Staffas, President and CEO, Boliden, Sweden
11:20-11:40(PDF) Ambassador’s address: Canada, combatting climate change through sustainable mining
Jeanette Stovel, Ambassador to Finland, Embassy of Canada
11:40-12:00(PDF) Review of critical raw material resource potential in Greenland
Diogo Rosa, Senior Researcher (Economic Geologist), Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
12:00-13:30Lunch, Restaurant Panorama (1st & 2nd floor)
12:00-13:30Student – Industry Networking Luncheon
Gold Digger Bar (7th floor), by invitation only
Chair: Matti Talikka, CEO, Aurion Resources Ltd, Finland
Co-chair: Sabina Strmic Palinkas, PhD, Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
13:30-13:50(PDF) A responsible climate transition in Europe
Mikael Staffas, President & CEO, Boliden, Sweden
13:50-14:10LKAB: Mineral resources and exploration
Ian Cope, PhD, Vice President Exploration, LKAB, Sweden
14:10-14:30The Fen Carbonatite complex in Telemark, Norway. A potential European source of rare earth elements.
Trond Watne, Chief Geologist, Rare Earths Norway AS, Norway
14:30-14:50(PDF) Sokli – Enabling future
Pasi Heino, Project Director, Sokli Oy, Finland
14:50-15:20Coffee/tea, trade show areas A, B & C
Chair: Harry Guest, Exploration Geologist, Kuniko Norge AS
Co-chair: Pertti Sarala, PhD, Professor, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu, Finland
15:20-15:50Keynote: Combining Artificial Intelligence and core scanning technology – opportunities and risks
Leena Rajavuori, Manager, Growth and Innovation, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
15:50-16:10(PDF) Placer mining economy – how to produce gold in a high cost country with 0.03 g/t cut off
Antti Peronius, Geologists, Head of Legal Support, the Lapland Gold Prospectors’ Association, Finland
16:10-16:30(PDF) Kendrick Resources PLC – Fennoscandian New Age Metals exploration and development
Martyn Churchouse, Managing Director, Kendrick Resources PLC, United Kingdom
16:30-16:50(PDF) Main reasons for leaking mining waste areas in Finland and improvement recommendations
Peter W. Brandt, Geotechnical Engineer, Finland
17:00-18:00Trade show areas A, B & C
19:00-Fennoscandian Mining Night
Restaurant World, Levi Hotel Spa (1st floor)

 

 

Thursday 2 November 2023
Chair: Linda Smids, Advisor, Sustainability and Communications, Finnish Mining Association, FinnMin
Co-chair: Juhani Ojala, PhD, Chief Geoscientist, GeoPool and Aurion Resources Ltd., FinnMin
09:30-10:00(PDF) Keynote: The hyperspectral mineralogy and applications across the value chain
Heta Lampinen, PhD, Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
Jessica Stromberg, PhD, Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
10:00-10:20Sustainable natural graphite anode from mine to battery
Christin Jonasson, Environmental Engineer, Talga Group, Sweden
10:20-10:40Viscaria, the rediscovery of a copper play in the world class Kiruna-Gallivare mining province, Sweden
Marcello Imaña, Chief Geologist, Copperstone Viscaria AB
10:40-11:00(PDF) The district-scale Pulju Nickel Sulphide project, Finland
Vern Langdale, Country Manager, Nordic Nickel Ltd, Finland
11:00-12:30Lunch, Restaurant Panorama (1st & 2nd floor)
Chair: Hanna Junttila, Chair of the Board, Women in Mining Finland Association
Co-chair: Jan Sverre Sandstad, Senior Geologist, Section for Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Norway
12:30-13:00(PDF) Keynote: Exploring seabed minerals and their associated critical raw materials in pan-European seas
Francisco Javier Gonzalez, PhD, Head of Marine Geology Resources and Extreme Environments research group at the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME-CSIC)
13:00-13:20Responsible exploration – Kingsrose’s approach
Fabian Baker, Managing Director, Kingsrose Mining Ltd, Jersey
13:20-13:40Nussir – never ending story
Øystein Rushfeldt, CEO, Nussir ASA, Norway
13:40-14:00Kuniko’s exploration for critical battery metals
Mona Schanche, COO, Kuniko Norge AS, Norway
14:00-14:20(PDF) Engebø Rutile and Garnet, climate friendly minerals under way
Ivar S. Fossum, CEO, Nordic Mining ASA, Norway
14:20-14:50Coffee/tea, trade show areas A, B & C
Chair: Matti Hietanen, CEO, Finnish Minerals Group
Co-chair: Tiina Rajala, Development Director, Council of Oulu Region, Finland
14:50-15:20(PDF) Keynote: The Golden Mile: evolution of giant Au-Te-S ore system
Steffen Hagemann, Professor for Economic Geology, Director, Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia, Director of Geology, Latitude 66 Cobalt Oy
15:20-15:40Applications of hyperspectral drill-core scanning in geometallurgy
Laura Tusa, Geologist, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg / TheiaX GmbH, Germany
15:40-16:00(PDF) Developing Norway´s new phosphate mine
Jørgen M. Stenvold, Project Director, Norge Mineraler, Norway
16:00-16:20The challenges faced by the mining industry in Africa create an opportunity for strategic collaboration and contribute to capacity building initiatives
Elina Rantanen, Senior Project Manager, Business Sweden
16:20-16:30Closing remarks
Tero Niiranen, PhD, Research Professor, Geological Survey of Finland
Pertti Sarala, PhD, Professor, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu, Finland
Friday 3 November 2023
07:45-16:00Post-conference excursion – Agnico Eagle Finland Oy’s Kittilä Mine
07:45-17:00Post-conference excursion – Boliden’s Kevitsa Mine, Finland

 

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