Mining and Minerals Expert 528565 CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 40 years experience in mining with a focus in mineral appraisal, mining law, geology, and mine operations management. My areas of expertise include mine property evaluation and analysis, exploration, development and production management, mine operations, reclamation planning and cost estimation, mine operations training, mineral examiner, blaster, mine gas tester, and mine safety and health instructor. I have extensive knowledge in industrial minerals, hardrock and placer precious metals operations in several western states including multiple commodities such as uranium, gold/silver, limestone/carbonate and construction aggregate deposits. I have spent more than two decades providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for numerous clients as a mining expert witness.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

I have provided expert witness testimony for federal and county mineral resources and mining legal proceedings, as well as lead roles for settlement agreements and mediation.


Professional Experiences

My professional background combines 40 years of industry and federal government experience highlighting: mineral appraisal, mining law, geology, and mine operations management; with extensive experience in mine property evaluation and analysis, exploration, development and production management, mine operations, reclamation planning and cost estimation, mine operations training, and expert consultation and testimony for federal government and private industry.

The focus of my mining experience was mineral exploration, mine and mineral processing operations, and mine management; I was employed as a geologist, mining contractor, mining consultant and several positions as a mineral exploration project manager/mine operations manager. I have expertise in industrial minerals, hardrock and placer precious metals operations in several western states including multiple commodities such as uranium, gold/silver, limestone/carbonate and construction aggregate deposits. This hands-on experience laid the groundwork for rendering sound professional, technical, legal and economic opinions.

My recent mining experience has been primarily: mineral appraisals and valuation services; mining law and litigation work; mineral potential reports (BLM Standard); mine property and mining claims validity and economic evaluations; mineral investigations/reports; and reclamation/financial assurance cost estimation planning.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Geological Sciences University of Southern California

Licenses Certifications

CA State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser BREA
CA State Registered Professional Geologist CPG
International Institute of Mineral Appraisers (IIMA) Certified Mineral Appraiser
BLM Certified Mineral Examiner
Mine Safety & Health (MSHA) Instructor (Surface and Underground)

Awards & Affiliation

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA)
International Society of Explosive Engineers (ISSE)
International Institute of Mineral Appraisers (IIMA)
Appraisal Institute (AI, associate member)

Primary Affiliation

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)



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