Hundreds of people connected to the mining industry are to congregate in Terrace in 2013 thanks to the city and the Terrace Economic Development Authority winning the bid to host that year’s Minerals North conference.
The announcement was made at this year’s Minerals North conference which wrapped up this week in Stewart.
“We are very excited to host the Minerals North 2013 Conference and we welcome all of the communities in the North to join us for the 25th anniversary of the conference,” said Mayor Dave Pernarowski.
This year’s conference in Stewart was sold out, a sign of the surging commodity market leading to increased spending in exploration and development.
Officials here expect attendance to top 500 people.
Based on current projects, 2013 is to be a pivotal year as the Northwest Transmission Line, which is to feed power to promising mineral properties, is to near completion.
And 2013 will also mark the 25th anniversary of Minerals North as an annual gathering of the mining and exploration industry.