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Mr Mark Howson

  • Forename: Mark
  • Surname: Howson
  • Primary Position: Senior Geologist
  • Secondary Position: Competent Person for Resource estimates

Brief CV

Mark is a Consultant Mining Geologist improving exploration, due diligence and evaluation projects, and mining operations.

He is Secretary of Pan-European Reserves & Resources Reporting Committee (PERC) representing the Geological Society of London, also PERC delegate to CRIRSCO, the international parent body of Australasian JORC, South African SAMREC, European PERC, Canadian NI 43-101 etc. He is qualified to report mineral resources as a Competent Person (CP) under JORC Code and qualified to be a CP or Qualified Person (QP) for a range of minerals.

He offers 39 years of innovative technical achievements in geology, mineral resources, mine projects, planning and operation, from very large to small-scale, with international companies. In consulting and advisory roles, as well as full-time employment Mark has worked with about 50 operations in 25 countries in 6 continents. He has especial expertise in:

•      Transition from exploration, geophysics, geochemistry etc. to project development

•       Due-diligence (DD), Order-of-Magnitude (OoM) & Pre-Feasibility Studies (PFS)

•       Drilling method selection, planning, safety, quality, environmental & legal aspects

•      Sampling quality, preparation & assaying; logging, mapping, data management

•      Geological modelling, geostatistics, estimation & reconciliation with production

•       Mining & process strategy, mine planning, layouts & scheduling, grade control

•      Geotechnical modelling ('Q', 'RMR' etc.) for mine development & block-caving studies

•      Software & mathematics development and application for geology and mining

•       Mineral Resources evaluation, reporting, documentation & risk analysis

•       Leadership, teamwork, training and mentoring in these activities.

Products include copper, gold, lithium, borates, talc, trona, vermiculite, potash, molybdenum,
zinc, nickel, cobalt, PGMs, titanium, iron, coal, diamonds, lead, silver, tin and uranium.

Qualifications

  • BSc Mining Geology
    Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London

Languages *

  • English: 10
  • Spanish: 5
  • French: 3

* N.B. Language skill is scored on a scale between 1 and 10.

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