Mentoring Program

Do you need advice? Would you like to have someone with whom you may discuss your work and career?

We have experienced members in mining & exploration companies, government surveys, consultancies and universities who will be happy to discuss your work and career and give you advice.

Follow the links to view information about some of our members who have volunteered to be mentors for students and young professionals starting out on their career in economic geology. You are invited to contact any of them - their contact details are provided. Some speak and write different languages, so use whichever language is best for you. Remember, they have volunteered to help you.

If you would like to participate as a mentor to young geoscientists, you may do so by downloading and completing a template (SEG-Mentor-Template.docx), attaching a photograph and returning your information to James Macdonald at C2Skye@gmail.com.

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Active Mentors

Affiliation: I = Industry, G = Government, A = Academic

Name Country Affiliation Description
Edward M. Baker Canada I Epithermal and porphyry Cu-Au systems
Regina M. Baumgartner Peru I Porphyry systems focusing on base and precious metal epithermal deposits
Luciano M. Bocanegra Chile I Economic Geologist Consultant. Experience focused in field experienced geologist in porphyry and epithermal systems exploration. Interest in applied research to mining exploration.
Maria Boni USA A Non-sulfide ore deposits; Sediment-hosted Zn-Pb ores; Hydrothermal dolomitization
David Braxton United Kingdom I Career dedicated to developing and applying a fundamental understanding of ore formation across scales to creating and realizing material value through discovery and operational geoscience.
Mark Burnett South Africa I Geological and Resource Estimation Consultant
Nicholas J. Callan Chile I Independent Consultant (definitely "hammer, hand-lens, and boot-leather" variety)
Michael D. Campbell USA I Minerals Exploration and Mining
Uranium, Gold and Industrial Minerals
Environmental and Regulatory Assessments
Mergers and Acquisitions
Lucy H. Chapman Australia I Sediment-hosted ore genesis; sedimentary diagenesis and basin evolution
Jesse M. Clark Australia I
  • Graduate Mine Geologist, BHP Billiton Olympic Dam
  • IOCG deposits: Classification, definition & regional geodynamic controls on mineralisation
  • Passionate about the education, exposure, and professional development of economic geology
Mark D. Cruise Canada I President Trevali Resource Corp., VP Business Development Cardero, Director Dorato Resources, Advisor International Tower Hill Mines
Mark D. Davis United Kingdom I Principal Consulting Exploration Geologist - Economics of grass roots projects. Focus on Diamonds both from primary and secondary sources.
Benoit Dube Canada G Research Scientist, Adjunct professor: INRS-ETE; Laval University
Ember Flagg USA I Early career professional working in a gold skarn
Michael S. Fulp USA I Exploration Analyst
Steve Garwin Australia I The application of structural geology and geochemistry towards the discovery of porphyry, epithermal and Carlin deposits
Howard C. Golden Australia I Geophysics
Richard Goldfarb USA G Metallogeny of Alaska, tectonics and ore deposits, lode gold deposits, Chinese gold deposits
Ralph A. Gonzalez USA I Project Manager for Alexander Nubia Inc. Exploring of base and precious metals in the Eastern Desert of Egypt (Nubian Shied).
Dan Gregory USA A Post Doc investigating trace element content of pyrite and other minerals for several applications in economic geology and paleo-ocean chemistry.
Jens Gutzmer Germany A Sediment-hosted ore deposits; paleo- environmental evolution; sedimentary ore formation; geometallurgy
Keith J. Henderson Canada I Mining industry professional with focus on mineral exploration and public companies.
Murray W. Hitzman USA I N/A
Avrom Howard USA/Canada I Exploration (glorified prospector); variety of deposit settings -- epithermal porphyry, VHMS, sedimentary, and commodities -- base & precious metals, manganese, chrome.
George J. Hudak USA A Mineral deposits associated with Precambrian volcanic and intrusive rocks including volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and epithermal deposits; geological and hydrothermal alteration mapping in Precambrian terranes; evolution of greenstone belts
Keenan Jennings United Kingdom I Exploration Geologist with 23 years' experience
Daniel E. Jiricka Canada I Chief Geoscientist - Worldwide Exploration Projects - applied research on unconformity-associated and sandstone-hosted uranium deposits
Douglas J. Kirwin Thailand I Front-end exploration and project generation
J. Richard Kyle USA A Ore deposits geology, minerals exploration, industrial mineral resources, resources and society, energy critical resources, X-ray computed tomography applications to ore genesis and processing.
Peter Laznicka USA I Mineral potential comparisons and evaluation
Rael D. Lipson USA I Understanding the gross controls of gold deposits as a springboard to finding new deposits and the structural controls of gold deposits at scales ranging from sub-continental, to those of individual ore shoots, is crucial.
James Macdonald New Zealand I Consulting Economic Geologist
Daniel R. Marinov Canada I Senior Geologist with interests on mineral exploration for: Porphyry - epithermal Cu-Au systems and BIF related high-grade iron ore
Craig R. McClung Namibia I Sediment-hosted base metal deposits; iron oxide copper-gold deposits; geochemistry
Lawrence D. Meinert USA A Skarn deposits
Anthony A. Morey Australia I I'm a passionate field mapper. To build the business of exploration, this industry continually needs young and enthusiastic minds to contribute to it. Yes, it's often challenging but I've learned true hard work and effort always results in brilliant career experiences.
João Motta Brazil A Geologist performing master’s in applied geophysics for tectonics and mineral exploration in Brazil. I would like to share my impressions over market and academia with whoever is interested. My personal interests are geological mapping, structural geology, applied geophysics, and mineral exploration.
John L. Muntean USA I Geology and geochemistry of ore deposits; mine geology; geologic mapping; magmatic hydrothermal processes
Michael J.T. Orobona USA I Chief Geologist, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Lake Superior-type iron ore, direct shipping iron ore, Carlin-type gold deposits, nickel alloy (awaruite) deposits, mine/mill ore performance correlations, geometallurgy.
Stephen J. Piercey Canada A Associate Professor and Altius Research Chair in Mineral Deposits - field-based studies of mineral deposits, volcanic and alteration facies mapping, geological mapping, lithogeochemistry, radiogenic isotopes, geochronology, volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and other deposit types, tectonics and metallogeny, and industry-academe interaction and knowledge transfer.
Nancy C. Reardon Australia I Geological consultant in mineral exploration for precious and base metals
Huw Richards United Kingdom I Industry-focused mineral exploration and mining geologist with an interest in applied academia.
Francois Robert Canada I Economic geologists with +30 year experience on gold deposits in Industry and Government.
Abani R. Samal USA I Mineral deposit modeling
Holly J. Stein USA A Metallogeny in a magmatic- metamorphic-tectonic framework; Re-Os
Seán Troy Australia I Early career economic geologist with experience getting work in a very tough market.
Franck Valli France I Structural Geologist
Jean Louis Vigneresse France A Expertise in felsic magma generation from source to emplacement; metals concentration processes
Noel C. White Australia I/A I am a geologist with both industry and academic experience; I have worked all around the world and on many different commodities; my research is mainly on epithermal and porphyry deposits; I am happy to help young geologists achieve their goals.
Andy Wilde Australia I Exploration Geologist
Alan J. Wilson Chile I Porphyry copper and related ore systems, sediment-hosted copper and IOCG-type deposits, and regional geodynamic controls on mineralization from an applied economic geology perspective
Kaihui Yang USA I Gold and base metal ore deposits; melt inclusion studies; VMS, porphyry Cu