THE GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS FOR APPLIED AND PRACTICAL MINING GEOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Mining Geology HQ was founded in 2016 to share practical knowledge and experiences with mining professionals and students. Our goal is to deliver fundamental, easy-to-understand solutions in an educational and (mildly) entertaining manner. Mining Geology HQ's ultimate objective is to create a passionate and empowered community by providing a variety of articles, references, and resources for the mining industry with particular focus on Mine Geology, Mineral Exploration, and Resource Geology.
MEET YOUR TEAM OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS
We're passionate about Geology and committed to providing you practical and high-quality information. We look forward to serving you and the needs of our Mining Geology HQ Community.
Dawn A. Schippe, PG
CEO / Co-Founder
Dawn is a geologist and geological engineer with experience in mineral exploration and production roles across a variety of commodities. She holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, is a Professional Geologist in the U.S. State of Wyoming, and a long-time member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME). Her background includes sediment hosted roll-front and hard rock uranium, porphyry copper-gold, and construction aggregate. She is a proficient exploration geologist, mine geologist, and geological engineer with operational experience in block caving. She has also worked with a wide variety of drilling methods in a range of environments, both on surface and underground.
Erik C. Ronald, PG
Director / Co-Founder
Erik has nearly 20 years of industry experience in technical and leadership roles across multiple commodities and countries. He obtained a Bachelor in Geology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a Master in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Graduate Certificate in Geostatistics from Edith Cowan University. Erik has in-depth experience in iron ore, porphyry copper-gold, multiple industrial minerals including talc, borates, chlorite, gypsum & construction materials, coal, and oil & gas. He specializes in mineral exploration, mine geology, and resource estimation. Erik is a registered Professional Geologist in the U.S. State of Wyoming, a Registered Member of SME, and a Member of the AusIMM.