PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Metals Exploration
CONSULTING GEOLOGIST (1990 to Present)
Independent consulting geologist - Reno, Nevada.
- 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 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.
- 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.
HECLA MINING COMPANY
- Geochemistry and "fingerprinting" of precious metals ingots.
- Client study to identify new metals with potential for future growth.
- Historic shipwreck research.
- 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)
GRAND DEPOSIT MINING COMPANY
- Party chief supervising coring project for molybdenum property in southern Colorado.
- Reno, Nevada (Summer, 1965)
SCIENCE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTIO
- 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.
N - 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.