Tuesday, August 11, 2020
11:00am Mountain Time (UTC -7)
This webinar will focus on the practical implications of planning logistical aspects of exploration and drilling programs in the mining industry. Every geologist will, to some degree, be required to organize and ensure a smoothly running work program. During exceptional circumstances such as those faced during the current COVID-19 pandemic, an individual is challenged by the magnitude of the task(s). The webinar will introduce aspects of (1) adapting to the geographical, political and economic factors in the context of exploration logistics, (2) establishing a project base and camp, (3) dealing with time/ project management and HR, and with the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and considerations.
The webinar is targeted for students and early career professionals but can serve as a useful overview for all professionals in the field.
Speaker, Early Career Series
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.
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