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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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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