• Aerial Drones in Mineral Exploration

    Introduction The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or “drone”) industry is evolving at breakneck speed, and it is often difficult for mining companies to keep up. In fact, it has been said that a “drone year” is the equivalent of one calendar month due to the p...

  • Adapting Petroleum Geophysics for Mineral Exploration

    Over the past decade, there have been increased activities around mineral exploration and production. International Organizing Committee for the World Mining Congresses accounts that the world’s mining production has increased by 7.2 billion metric tons (B...

  • Cerro Rico – Greatest of the Great. Geology

    “I am the rich Potosi, the treasure of the world, the king of mountains, and the envy of kings” Charles V Emperor Holy Roman Empire, King of Spain. Despite the richness of the deposits, the geology follows a well worn story. A 13.6 million year...

  • Cerro Rico – The greatest of the great.

    In this column on great deposits, I have discussed those that were rich, big, changed destinies, broke governments and accumulated a wealth of stories. However, only one has definitively changed the world. Cerro Rico, or Potosi in Bolivia, is perhaps the g...

  • The Nugget Effect. What is it, and how to recognize it.

    One of the first things to recognize in the mining industry, is that all that glitters may not be gold. I’m not talking about the time the CEO of a junior exploration company picked up drill core freshly drilled from the corebox and called a zone of ...

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