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Beginning a Career in Mineral Exploration

The Long and Winding Road from University to Global Chief Geologist

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT (UTC-6)
Webinar (Zoom)

Course Overview

Everyone's career takes a slightly different path, and that path is rarely as direct as we expect it to be, especially for new graduates. Since graduating forty years ago, Sally Goodman's professional career has taken a circuitous route, but one that ultimately culminated in the position of Global Chief Geologist for Newmont Corporation. Now driving exploration for a major mining company, Sally's personal journey included a Masters degree, PhD research, post-doc geological mapping, university teaching, international consultancy, and a mine site position with a junior mining company sandwiched between two corporate roles with major mining houses.

This presentation will focus on some of the technical skills that have underpinned her successes, the lessons learned from setbacks, and some of the intangible traits that have proven useful along the way. With mining set for a resurgence in the coming decades and the continued evolution of the working landscape, this webinar will also look at how young geologists can carve their own career path and find success, however they choose to define it.

Join us on May 11 at 1:00pm MDT (UTC-6) to learn more about how to navigate industry and develop your own successful career in exploration. An extended Q&A session will be held immediately after the lecture portion of the webinar. This webinar is targeted for both students and early career professionals but can serve as a useful resource to all professionals within industry.

Advance registration is required for all attendees.



Sally Goodman

Global Chief Geologist, Newmont

Sally is Newmont’s Global Chief Geologist, and leads a team of 25 specialists in Data Science, Geological Modeling, Structural Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry, that comprise the corporate Global Geoscience Group, providing technical support to the company’s Exploration function around the world. Prior to joining Newmont she was Chief Geoscientist with Atlantic Gold, following five years with Goldcorp in a variety of corporate technical positions. Prior to that she travelled globally as a consultant in structural geology with SRK Consulting, after holding various lecturing and research posts in universities in Canada and the UK. She has a PhD in Economic Geology and M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines, London (UK), and B.Sc. Geological Sciences from Leeds University (UK).



Lauren Zeeck

Colorado School of Mines

Lauren is a Ph.D. Candidate at Colorado School of Mines in Economic Geology. She received her M.Sc. also from CSM and her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research focuses on the formation of bonanza-grade Au-Ag veins in low-sulfidation epithermal deposits. Lauren has five years of industry experience as an exploration geologist in Japan, the US, and Canada. Lauren has been an active member of SEG for many years in addition to serving as the President and Vice President of the CSM-SEG Student Chapter.


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5/11/2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Webinar (Zoom)