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Essential Skills for a Modern Economic Geologist

Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00am Mountain Time (UTC -6)


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The mining industry requires not only well-educated geoscience professionals who are able to discover and examine new deposits in a variety of geographical environments, but also those who have the practical skills to ensure safe and sustainable development projects. This webinar will discuss the technical and soft skills required in an ever-developing mining industry. We will discuss aspects, such as academic education, geotechnical skills, best practice mentality, and commitment to environmental protection and safety at work, as well as practical logistics, teamwork, and communication skills.

Speaker, Early Career Series

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Benedikt Steiner (ARSM CGeol EurGeol FHEA FSEG) is the Master of Science Programme Director in Exploration and Mining Geology at the Camborne School of Mines, UK, and a consultant to the mining industry through his consultancy firm XPLORE GLOBAL Ltd.

Benedikt started his career in regional petroleum exploration in the Eastern former Soviet Union, before moving on to work on Rio Tinto Exploration’s uranium & copper exploration projects in Southern Africa. More recently, he carried out projects in France, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Myanmar. Benedikt is a published expert in mineral exploration geochemistry and focuses on integrating geochemical with other geoscientific techniques to aid exploration targeting.