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Drilling Techniques to Maximize Exploration Success

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
11:00am Mountain Time (UTC -7)


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What is the best technique to obtain samples from a heavy mineral sands deposit? Why does RC drilling struggle when encountering too much groundwater? Understanding what types of drilling methods are available to the economic geologist is important in maximizing sample recovery and answering a number of questions related to an ore deposit. This webinar provides a broad overview of drilling techniques and their use in different exploration and mining scenarios. You will be more confident that you are choosing the correct drilling technique and will also learn about logistical aspects of managing a drilling project.

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.