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Participants in our 2013 Cape Town course

On the Ground Group and MineAfrica held their 3-day MASTERMINING course in Vancouver on April 26-28, 2011

Participants represented a cross section of the investment and legal communities and the mining industry

Michael Curlook (Great Basin Gold), David Kearnes (Canaccord) and David Garnett (Canaccord)

Marlo Hamer-Jackson and Darren Lindsay of Castle Peak Mining

On the Ground Group's Wayne Floreani, Bruce Shapiro and course instructor Dr. Willem Smuts

Caroline Preston (Canaccord) and Wayne Floreani

Course instructor Dr. Willem Smuts

The Toronto course drew 23 participants

Jim Whyte of the Ontario Securities Commission updates the group on recent changes to NI 43-101

The course covered the technical aspects of the mining industry (including exploration, development, operations and processing), the economics of mining and financing and deal-making

Break time

Scott Ainslie (TSX), Peter Lavoie (Occupational Risk Management Group), Lino Cafazzo (Agnico-Eagle) and Ryan Coombes (Kinross)

Wayne Floreani and Neil DiCostanzo (Canaccord)

Neil DiCostanzo (Canaccord), Orlee Wertheim (TSX), Arieh Sochaczevski (Neomet Technologies) and Willem Smuts

Eric Szustak (Castle Resources), Catherine Dimitriadis (Pollitt & Co) and Greg Bowie and Alex Herold of CIBC World Markets

Jonathan Long (Black and Gold Global) and John Vincic (HudBay Minerals Inc.)

Jonathan chats with Freddie !Gaoseb who joined us from the Namibian Embassy in Washington

Our next MASTERMINING courses include London, UK (Sep 26-28), Toronto (Oct 2-4), Vancouver (Oct 12-14) and Sudbury (Oct 18-20)