Geologist with mining and exploration background. I have worked in underground mining operations, surface and underground drilling, ore control, reserve and resource modeling, and hydrology and dewatering. Also experienced in claim staking, annual reporting and property assessment, as well as working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). I have an excellent safety record and take pride in the personal safety culture I have developed. Highly motivated for any task and strong work ethic.
Northeastern Nevada SME Chairman 2013-Present
Excellent with Multiple 3-D visualization programs (Maptek Vulcan 8.2, etc.)
Practical Geostatistics Short Course, byIsobel Clark, 2012
Eagle Scout, awarded 1994
Geological Society of Nevada, member in good standing
Proficient with water contour mapping software (Surfer, Geokon, etc.)
Knowledgeable with BLM LR2000 Claims reporting database
Personal Safety Culture
12/2015 to Current
Consulting Mining GeologistTerramins, Inc. – Apple Valley, CA Assessments of mine property for economic value as well as provide mapping and planning support to mine engineering groups for precious metals and industrial minerals. Developed and managed a claims maintenance plan for several companies for reporting to California BLM annually. Annual reporting to state agencies for clients.
02/2015 to 12/2015
Underground Hydrologist/Drilling GeologistBarrick Gold Cortez Mine – Crescent Valley, NV Planned and managed safe multiple drilling programs for installation of underground dewatering wells and monitoring equipment. Worked closely with State regulators and Barrick environmental teams for water quality of both contact and non-contact water. Managed contractor safety meetings and inspections to ensure safe drill programs.
01/2014 to 02/2015
Underground Operations SupervisorBarrick Gold Cortez Mine – Crescent Valley, NV Coordinate all production mine activities for a crew of 22 personnel. Utilize all mobile production equipment effectively in order to meet weekly and monthly targets to ensure End-of-Year forecast is met. Ensure all crew members and operators receive ongoing safety training on procedure and equipment to Barrick and MSHA standards. Allocate tasks and safety requirements for all tasks to crew at daily safety meetings.
11/2012 to 01/2014
Resource ModelerBarrick Gold Cortez Mine – Crescent Valley, NV Built a 3-D resource and reserve block model for the underground using the Maptek Vulcan software. Geostatistics short course with Isobel Clark for estimation and validation methods for various models and histograms. Database validation for both drill core and muck samples allowed both types of samples to be programmed into the block model for use by planning engineers and ore control geologists. This was a production model for underground use only and was designed to be easily manipulated for multiple ore types and complicated geology within a breccia body.
01/2011 to 11/2012
Underground Ore Control GeologistBarrick Gold Cortez Mine – Crescent Valley, NV Responsible for correct routing of eight ore types (including waste) to two different processing facilities. Developed and implemented 'Shot Card' mapping round by round to aid in geological mapping of deposit. Duties included QAQC for on-site assay lab as well as entering each round into 3-D software for volume to perform End-of-Month reporting and reconciliation with the Open Pit and both process facilities. Manage and schedule two ore control geologists.
01/2010 to 01/2011
Drill Development GeologistBarrick Gold Cortez Mine – Crescent Valley, NV Developed delineation drill targets for Middle Zone and Lower Zone (Deep South) deposits at the Cortez Hills Underground Mine. Managed and inspected six drill rigs with little to no down time for one year and lowest contractor TRIFR in three years. Facilitated weekly Contractor Safety Meetings. Logged 900\' of core per day on average. Worked closely with exploration group in handoff of Middle Zone deposit and drill target selection.
02/1995 to 11/2002
Squad LeaderUnited States Army – Ft. Benning, GA Infantry Squad Leader with C C0. 1/17th Light Infantry, HHC 172nd Light Infantry and C Co. 1/501st Airborne Infantry. Trained as a Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear weapons specialist. Trained in the safe handling and use of explosives and heavy weapons. Drafted military documents both classified and non-classified. Classified level clearance. Recruitment and Retention NCO for Sacramento, CA Nat'l Guard. Developed and led combat training for squad sized fire teams for tactical and logistical situations.
Bachelor of Science: Geology University of Nevada, Reno-Mackay School of Mines - Reno, NV
Associate of Arts: General Education Cosumnes River College - Sacramento, CA