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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CONSULTING GEOLOGIST (1990 to Present)
Independent consulting geologist - Reno, Nevada.

      Metals Exploration-
  • Mineral geological consulting services for corporate and individual clients.
  • Field examination and evaluation of hundreds of national and international mining properties.  Primarily for gold-silver and uranium.
  • Regional reconnaissance prospecting, alteration mapping, sampling and target generation in Mexico, Nevada and other states.
  • Conducted extensive research, compilation, and made exploration recommendations for gold deposits in Mexico and Colombia. 
      Geothermal
  • Geothermal work periodically as well-site geologist for client on approximately 11 wells for the Puna Geothermal Venture, Hawaii over the period 1992 to 2015.
  • Wellsite geologist, lithologic logging in Nevada during parts of 2007 and 2010.
  • Major geothermal core salvage and logging project in Nevada.
  • Mapping siliceous sinter and geothermal alteration in Nevada.
      Uranium
  • Consulting geology services and technical reports for several clients on uranium projects in the Grants Mineral Belt, New Mexico.
  • Major compilation of the uranium industry, major and junior players, projects, geology and recommendations for entry in exploration for Canadian Precambrian deposits.
      Research
  • Geochemistry and "fingerprinting" of precious metals ingots.
  • Client study to identify new metals with potential for future growth.
  • Historic shipwreck research.

HECLA MINING COMPANY
  • Manager, Southwest Exploration - Reno, Nevada (1986 to 1990)
Responsible for managing Hecla's southwest U.S. exploration program for gold and silver, with major focus on Nevada, Arizona, and California. Staff of 3 to 6 geologists plus 2 grubstake geologists and 2 part-time consulting geologists. Directed team to a rapid increase in number of high quality gold exploration projects. Drilling on one of the grass roots projects discovered a new disseminated gold deposit of small to medium size.
  • Manager Primary Exploration - Coeur d' Alene, Idaho (1984 to 1986)
Managed a grass-roots gold and silver exploration program with 4 geologists and 2 to 3 part-time consulting geologists, following the acquisition July, 1984 of Ranchers Exploration and Development Corporation by Hecla Mining Company. Duties included a "fast-track" approach at creating ideas, generating gold-silver prospects, acquisition, and drilling. Focused mostly in Arizona, Montana, and Wyoming.

RANCHERS EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • Assistant Vice President, Geology - Albuquerque, New Mexico (1982 to 1984)
Managed Ranchers' geology and exploration activities which resulted in some additions to silver reserves, one gold deposit later mined at a profit, and the delineation of a medium-sized gold deposit. Staff of 10 geologists and six part-time consulting geologists; lands, library, and drafting support. Responsible for annual budget of $1 to $3 million.
  • Manager of Exploration - Albuquerque (1979 to 1982)
Managed the company's exploration activities for gold, silver, and uranium deposits in the United States.
  • Chief Geologist, Uranium - Albuquerque (1976 to 1979)
Responsible for all corporate uranium exploration, including the Ranchers -Urangesellschaft Joint Venture and the Ranchers -Chaco Joint Venture. Staff of 10 to 14 geologists.
  • District Geologist - Grants, New Mexico and Albuquerque (1968 to 1976)
Supervised Ranchers' uranium exploration activities, including the Ranchers-HNG Joint Venture; the Ranchers-Oxy-Framco Joint Venture; and the Ranchers-Urangesellschaft Joint Venture. Played a significant role in the discovery of the Johnny M Mine in the Grants Mineral Belt; the company's largest uranium mine. Staff of 3 to 5 geologists.
  • Junior Geologist - Grants, New Mexico (1967 to 1968)
Supervised one to seven uranium drill rigs, including staking locations, building sites, logging cuttings, keeping up drill maps.

AMAX - Denver, Colorado (Summer, 1966)
  • Party chief supervising coring project for molybdenum property in southern Colorado.
GRAND DEPOSIT MINING COMPANY - Reno, Nevada (Summer, 1965)
  • Mine Geologist in charge of geologic mapping at the Pan American Mine near Pioche, Nevada producing 1,000 tons per day lead-zinc-silver ore.
SCIENCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - Washington, D.C. (1962 to 1964)
  • Professional Assistant, Earth Sciences staff
Indexing, storage, and retrieval of geologic research programs. Part-time work while attending undergraduate school.

EDUCATION
  • B.S. in Geology, 1964, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • M.S. in Geology, 1969, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • AIPG Certified Professional Geologist No. 7704
  • Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists
  • SME Founding Registered Member 1010950RM
  • Geological Society of Nevada
  • Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society


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