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 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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What Geologists can Learn from Michael Bloomberg

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 15 May 2016 Michael Bloomberg, the American businessman, former mayor of New York City, and eighth wealthiest person in the world recently gave a commencement speech for the graduating class at the University of Michigan. In that speech, he stated the following: Let’s start with the global economy, […]

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A Letter to Myself as an Undergraduate Geologist

By: Erik Ronald, PG Mining Geology HQ 30 April 2016 It’s a common exercise that career councilors provide to those looking for answers to the age old question “what do you want to be when you grow up” to write a letter to your future self, write your obituary (i.e. life highlights) or a summary […]

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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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