Rules of Thumb for Mineral Exploration Success

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 16 February 2016 I’d like to share a list of what I feel are fundamental attributes for success in mineral exploration. This list is compiled from a variety of publications from successful explorers, especially David Lowell and Dan Wood, in addition to my personal experiences from exploring for […]

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Mining Investment: Back to Reality or Generational Opportunity?

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 16 February 2016 Mining, and more specifically mining investment in metals & mining, can be a dirty game, both literally and figuratively.  Historically, fortunes have been made by the select few and fortunes have been lost by many. The one commonality is that it is certainly a wild […]

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Fame and Glory of the Mine Geologist

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 6 February 2016 Why the role of a Mine Geologist might be the most important at a mine site I was recently asked “what does a mine geologist actually do?” and at face value, it seems like such a simple question, right? Perhaps a better question would have […]

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Geologists in the Age of Commodity Turmoil

(As published in Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) News, No. 123, February 2016) By: Erik Ronald Mining Geology HQ 6 February 2016 Being a mining geologist, whether with a junior explorer, major producer, mid-tier company or a private consultant, tends to be a challenge even when the global economy is firing on all cylinders. Unfortunately, […]

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