Jim Allan – Early Stage Mineral Exploration in Latin America

Location: Kerby Centre downtown Calgary (1133 – 7th Ave. SW). This presentation will be held in the Kerby Lounge on the 2nd floor. Doors open at 11:30am and talk starts at noon. Members: $20; Non-members: $25; Students: $10. To attend, please email luncheons@megcalgary.com so we can order enough food to serve everybody.


This presentation is about the operating and living conditions and challenges on early stage mineral exploration programs in mainly remote areas in Nicaragua, Ecuador and Peru. These programs were mostly for small Canadian public companies exploring for gold with copper as a secondary target.

Each program will be introduced with a short summary followed by photos that I took during the programs. As it is not the intent that this should be a technical talk only a brief reference will be made to the geology and exploration results on these programs.

Bio (Jim Allan)

Jim received a BASc degree in Geological Engineering from UBC in 1957 and an MSc in Geology from Queens in 1963. He is a life member of APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) and a member of the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group.

During his career he has worked for Eldorado Mining and Refining, AMAX Exploration Inc, Brascan Resources and Union Oil Company of Canada and as a consultant in mineral exploration for 23 years.

Jim is now retired and lives in Calgary.