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  • Staff @ Geology for Investors

    Geology for Investors seeks to demystify mineral exploration and mining projects for mining company investors. All of our writers and contributors are experienced and educated in geology and the geosciences.

  • Andrew Watson

    Andrew Watson is the principal of Anterrra Consulting, which provides strategic advice, project generation, investor relations services and digital data management services to clients in Mining, Junior Exploration and Oil and Gas. Andrew’s experience covers all aspects of the resource venture capital from project evaluation, IPO’s, fundraising, investor relations, cartography, technical report writing, exploration program design, with an applied expertise in mineral exploration in porphyry copper deposits, Athabasca unconformity uranium deposits, RIRG’s (reduced intrusive related gold) deposits and layered mafic intrusion Ni-Cu-PGM deposits. With Oil and Gas his experience is primarily in the Madison, Bakken and Nisku Petroleum systems of Southern Alberta/ Northern Montana.

  • Christopher Rawluk

    Christopher Rawluk holds degrees in both Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba in Canada and has worked in both mineral and petroleum exploration. He has been developing and publishing online for more than 15 years and is the President of showtheplanet inc.

  • Andrew Randell

    Andy is a Professional Geoscientist (PGeo) registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in British Columbia (APEGBC). He has over a decade of experience across a multitude of mineral exploration and mining project types and commodities, specializing in geological mapping, design of exploration projects and drilling programs, geochemical targets, soil sampling, mineralogy and metallurgy. He is experienced with projects at every level, from grass roots to feasibility level properties. He is a geoscientific educator involved in outreach programs to support newly educated geologists and offers consulting services to mining companies.

  • Cameron Perks

    Practicing geologist, geophysicist, writer and investor. Received a BSc (Hons) in 2013. Special interest in all things industrial minerals.

  • Carrie Wong

    Carrie Wong is a Geologist in Training (GIT) with three years good standing at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). She graduated with Honors from The University of British Columbia and has worked in gold exploration in the Yukon. Academically, she has done statistical research for the geoscience education program. Technically, she has extensive experience using GIS software for exploration, land management and displaying geochemical data. She also has experience putting together QAQC procedures for soil and rock sampling programs. Currently, she is looking for mapping and data management contracts or any new opportunities in the exploration business.

  • David Tilley

    Dr. David Tilley has a wealth of experience in the minerals industry, federal government and academia. Early in his career from 1991 to 1998 he was a PhD scholar, research associate and associate lecturer at the Australian National University, in Canberra. During this time, he lectured geology, mineralogy and field mapping techniques and studied the weathering of minerals and the formation of bauxite. From 1999 to 2005, he was a resources and energy policy writer within the Australian Government. Since 2006, he has worked as an exploration geologist for a number of exploration and mining companies in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Greg Ashcroft

    Greg Ashcroft is an Exploration geologist with a B.Sc (Honors) in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba. His adventures as a geologist have taken him from the VMS deposits of Northern Manitoba, to the Au-Ag Epithermal and Cu-Au Alkalic Porphyry Deposits of Central and Southern British Columbia. Greg is also the founder of Alpha Omega Radio, an aspiring composer and pianist.

  • James E. Bond

    James E. Bond is an attorney, prospector, mining executive and mineral land consultant with more than 40 years experience in the mining sector. Mr. Bond has also been active in exploration, acquisition and evaluation of precious and base metal properties in the U.S. and Canada. He has actively prospected for gold, base metals, and the PGEs in many parts of North America.

    He is currently actively engaged in consulting and advisory efforts for a number of publicly listed junior exploration companies both in gold and in base metals.

    Mr. Bond’s hard rock and metal prospecting activities have resulted in the confirmation of significant PGE and nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization at Samuels Lake, gold and copper at Minnitaki Lake, and copper, nickel and PGE at Rainy Lake in the Province of Ontario. These projects were or are now controlled by publicly traded companies and have all had significant exploration and core drilling. In addition over the last few years he has been actively involved in the acquisition of additional coal, platinum, gold and base metal properties by a number of other private and public mining companies. He has actively vended numerous mining properties in the province of Ontario, Canada which have been, or are now, the subject of significant exploration and drilling. In addition to his coal and related activities in the US Mr. Bond has been actively involved with Gold, Base Metal and industrial mineral properties in a number of states in the US including Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, North and South Carolina and Virginia.

    Mr. Bond was awarded his permanent Ontario prospectors licence in 2004

  • Lis Sowerbutts

    Lis Sowerbutts has been both a mine and exploration geologist and has worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada. She has a BSc(Hons) in Geology from New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington. Lis is also a published author of travel and technical books and has written many articles for online websites.

  • Maiko Sell

    Maiko Sell is a professional geoscientist and geophysicist with 10 years’ experience in diamond exploration in northern Canada. He is an active member of the Society of Economic Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers and the Alpine Club of Canada. Maiko is currently a graduate student and research assistant in Mining Engineering at McGill University in Canada.

  • Kylie Williams

    Kylie Williams has worked as a geologist in outback Australia, a health & safety coordinator in the Canadian Arctic and as a science communicator for CSIRO. She holds B.Sc. degrees from the University’s of Melbourne and Canberra and a M.Sc. from the Australian National University. Her goal is to inform and entertain by translating complex science into everyday language.

  • Jess Peláez

    Jess Pelaez is a geoscientist, researcher, and mining industry expert with work experience in North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Previously, Jess taught geology and oceanography at California State University, and she is an active member of the Geophysical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Geological Society of America (GSA), and the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI). She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and provides consulting services globally.