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Beginning a Career in Mineral Exploration

Advice and Insight on Seeking Employment and Navigating the Market

Thursday, March 25, 2021
1:00pm MDT (UTC-6)

This and all other free webinars are available at the SEG YouTube Channel.


Starting a career in economic geology and getting your foot in the door can be a daunting task for many students, especially when graduating into a highly competitive job market during a global pandemic. As a result, it is now more important than ever for those seeking to establish a career in the industry to learn how to stand out from the crowd and maximize their relative employability.

Our speaker for this webinar will provide students with timely and relevant career advice for job hunting within the mineral exploration and mining industry, helping them to develop a better understanding of how best to leverage their individual skillsets and experience in the most effective ways possible. The webinar will also touch upon how some of the key global trends are likely to impact the careers of geologists seeking employment in the current market, as well as what might be expected over the coming decade.

This webinar is targeted for both students and early career professionals, but can serve as a useful resource to all professionals within the industry.



Huw Richards

Exploration Geologist at Nordgold

Huw is an Exploration Geologist with operational experience across Australia, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Ethiopia, Morocco and Mali, and currently works for Nordgold at the Bissa-Bouly gold mine. Ranging from grassroots exploration through to drilling campaigns, his work has primarily focused on the development of greenfield projects, including base and precious metals as well as bulk commodities. In recent years, Huw has been a part of early career committees for the Society of Economic Geologists, the Young Mining Professionals UK Chapter, and also the Geological Society of London. He was awarded as the Early Career Geologist of the Year in 2017 from the Geological Society of London and become a professionally accredited Chartered Geologist in early 2021. Huw holds an MSci in Geoscience from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MSc in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines.

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