Ian and Paul believe in transferring their knowledge and skills to other geologists

Generosity is alive and well!

Both Ian Glacken – Executive Consultant and Paul Blackney – Executive Consultant, believe in sharing the knowledge and skills they have each gained over their more than 35 years’ worldwide experience as geologists. So in between all their consulting work, this is what they have been busy doing:

Ian and Paul have been putting together technical podcasts offering insights and advice to those working in the mining industry. These free podcasts are titled Fresh Thinking  and the topics covered to date are: Top Cuts; Resource Estimation Parts 1 & 2; Reconciliation; Declustering, RPEEE, QAQC, Sampling, Resource Estimation, Reconciliation, Report Writing and Due Diligence.
There are many different ways in which you can listen to these free podcasts: you can Subscribe to the Fresh Thinking by Optiro podcasts on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher; you can Subscribe to our website; and/or Follow us on LinkedIn.

30 Seconds of Info
Ian and Paul give tips and hints about Resource Estimation, Reconciliation, QAQC and Sampling. These 30 Seconds of Info are free and available on our website and on our Optiro LinkedIn page. To see these on a regular basis you can Subscribe to our website and/or Follow us on LinkedIn.

Training courses
Both Ian and Paul have developed professional development courses which they present as public training courses and as on-site training around the world. These are not free! These courses cover Resource Estimation and Evaluation, Sampling, QAQC, Reconciliation, Recoverable Resources, Report Writing and Corporate Compliance in Resource and Reserve Reporting.
You can BOOK HERE.

Ian GlackenIan Glacken – Executive Consultant
BSc (Hons), MSc (Min. Geol), MSc (Geostatistics), FAusIMM(CP), CEng, FAIG
Ian is a geologist with postgraduate qualifications in geostatistics, mining geology and computing who has more than 35 years’ worldwide experience in the mining industry. He has worked on mineral projects and given training courses to thousands of attendees on every continent apart from Antarctica!  Ian’s skills are in resource evaluation and due diligence reviews, public reporting, training and mentoring, quantitative risk assessment, strategic advice, geostatistics, reconciliation, project management, statutory and competent persons’ reporting and mining geology studies. Ian has a strong mining production background and is a regular auditor for the world’s largest mining companies.
Email: ian.glacken@snowdenoptiro.com

Paul BlackneyPaul Blackney – Executive Consultant
BSc (Hons), MAusIMM, MAIG
Paul is a geologist with more than 35 years’ technical and operational experience.  His skills include resource evaluation, technical audits and reviews, geostatistics, reconciliation, grade control, competent persons reporting and project management. Paul provides worldwide technical training and mentoring in resource estimation, quality control and quality assurance, reconciliation and application of the JORC Code and is highly respected for his focus on the transfer of his knowledge to other geologists.
Email: paul.blackney@snowdenoptiro.com

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