Rules of Thumb for Geological Modeling

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 17-April-2017 This installment of the Rules of Thumb (RoT) series is focused on geological modeling. I’d like to share a list of what I feel are fundamental considerations for the successful creation of a robust and useful geological model. There is a wonderful quote from the statistician George […]

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Are the Bulls Getting Ready to Run? – Thoughts and observations from SME and early news out of PDAC 2017

By: Erik C. Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ Two weeks ago, I attended the 2017 Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Annual Conference and Expo in Denver. I went into it with an open mind as one of my primary goals was to gauge the overall sentiment of the industry in the U.S. market. […]

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Borates in a Nutshell

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ In this edition of the In a Nutshell series we examine borates. This important industrial mineral is only produced in a few locations globally but plays an important role in the modern world. This article introduces what borates are, summarizes the market, reviews the global production centers, provides […]

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How to Get Your CV Noticed in Mining

With the Industry getting more bullish, here’s how to get a CV Noticed in the Mining Industry By: Jon Taylor CSG Global Talent Whenever you’re in pursuit of a new role, especially in tight markets like we are currently experiencing, it is essential to have a document that conveys your full experience, competencies, and skills […]

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Top Mining Geology Books for 2017

By: Erik Ronald, PG and Dawn Schippe, PG Mining Geology HQ 2 January 2017 Recommended Reading for Mining & Exploration Geologists in 2017 Like many people at this time of year, we will spend a bit of time looking back at 2016 to celebrate the successes and key learnings for the year. Soon thereafter, the […]

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The Top 10 Online Resources for Mining Geologists

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 18 November 2016 The fields of geology and mining aren’t typically associated with the term “online” but the world today allows mining professionals to access a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips (assuming your mobile coverage works!). As more and more professionals rely on the internet for information, […]

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A Driller and a Geologist Walk into a Bar…

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 4 November 2016 (Originally published in Coring Magazine, Issue 2, 2016) How communication and mutual respect contribute to project success. The title may sound like the start of a bad joke, but this article aims to delve deeper into the relationship between geologists and drillers in the exploration […]

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The Hierarchical Caste System amongst Economic Geologists

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 20 October 2016 Can Geologists Easy Move between Commodity Groups? A month or two ago, I received a question from a member of the Mining Geology HQ Community asking: “Why is it that geologists have a difficult time moving from one commodity group to the next, especially between […]

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Reducing Costs without Compromising Ore Body Value – Part 2: Production

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 8 October 2016 (Modified from original publication in Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM) Bulletin – June 2016) Geoscientists have an important role to play in improving the bottom line while adding value to mining projects Productivity in mining is a major concern as the industry is […]

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How to Train Your Geologist

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 23 September 2016 Reviewing Historical Trends of Geological Training in the Mining Sector This article examines the historic trends of geological training and development for students and industry professionals in the mining sector. We’ll review the history of geological training and see what is common in business today […]

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