Please join the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group on Friday, January 11th, for a talk given by Jim Allan about exploring for and discovering Tungsten in the Yukon in the sixties.

To attend, please RSVP by email at, or by filling out this form: RSVP Form – MEG luncheon

Date: Friday, January 11th, 2018
Location: Kerby Centre – downtown Calgary (1133 – 7th Ave. SW)
Doors open at 11:30 am
Talk starts at noon
Membership: $10
Members: $20
Non-members: $25
University, SAIT, NAIT students: free with student ID


This talk will be on a mineral exploration program which Jim Allan conducted for Amax Exploration in the Yukon in 1962 that resulted in the discovery of a tungsten deposit called the MACTUNG Tungsten deposit. The exploration of this deposit from discovery through a preliminary feasibility study will also be discussed. The deposit has an Inferred Resource of 31 million tons at 0.96%WO3 of which 4.7 million tons at 1.41%WO3 is classified as an Indicated Resource.

The deposit is now owned by North American Tungsten and has been dormant since 1980 as the price of tungsten has not been high enough to justify production.


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.