Ecuador: back on track to be a mining country

By: Michael Potter, M.Sc. mike_pttr@hotmail.com Michael Potter is an independent Mineral Exploration geologist with a focus on hardrock and alluvial deposits. He has 35+ years of experience in exploring and mining with commodity experience in gold, uranium, Pt-Pd-Ni-Cu, coal, and diamonds across many international locations. Mr. Potter holds a M.Sc. and MBA and is a […]

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Geoscience Honesty — Avoiding the Misuse of Models

By: David M. Abbott, Jr. AIPG Ethics Columnist Denver, Colorado, USA dmageol@msn.com 17-May-2017 Honesty is the principal geoscience ethical principle (Abbott, 2000). “The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize the false statements made in error, we open up […]

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Applied Geostatistics Seminar – Melbourne and Brisbane – May 2017

By: James Pocoe James Pocoe Consulting (JPC) Pty Ltd 29 April 2017 Calling all Australian-based Resource Geologists, Competent Persons, Geostatisticians, or anyone interested in the estimation of Mineral Resources. There is a great opportunity coming in mid-May. If you are located in the Melbourne or Brisbane areas, James Pocoe and Serge Séguret will be presenting […]

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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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