Co-owner with his wife and president of Process Mineralogical Consulting Ltd. Geoff graduated as a Minerals Engineering Technologist from Sir Sandford Fleming College – School of Natural Resources in 1987, and received a B.Sc. Second Class –Upper Division Honour’s degree in geology from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2005. He spent 19 years working at Lakefield Research, now SGS Minerals, initially as a Mineralogical Technician in 1987 and leaving as a Senior Mineralogist in 2006. His experience over that time ranged from carrying out routine laboratory test work to managing and undertaking mineralogical projects from a wide range of clients worldwide, especially focusing on process mineralogical applications for liberation. In 2006 Geoff was employed as a Senior Mineralogist, Process Mineralogy Team Leader at the Technology and Innovation (T&I) facility of Rio Tinto located in Melbourne Australia. His duties included managing the process mineralogy projects at T&I that included QemScan operations as well as optical microscopy for the Rio Tinto business units of Hamersley Iron, Energy Resources Australia (uranium), La Granja Copper project, and Northparkes Copper. He returned to Canada in 2009 and now owns and operates Process Mineralogical Consulting Ltd. carrying out mineralogical investigations to support mineral processing operations, studies and test work.
With broad mineralogical experience and over 20 years in QemSCAN and 10 years in MLA, Chris is uniquely qualified to provide consulting, education and training services to anyone using either technology (or related techniques) as well as end-users of quantitative mineralogy. Workshops/lectures and applications training also offered, as well as independent evaluation and evaluation of mineralogical and Geometallurgical protocols involving quantitative mineralogy.
Thomas’s career goals are to improve the efficiency of exploration work and resource development of a variety of mineral deposits including rare metal deposits hosted by carbonatites, pegmatites and alkaline rocks by using targeted mineralogical research. He has realized that a deeper petrological and mineralogical understanding of a deposit and its formation that goes beyond the simple determination of ‘grades’ can significantly enhance the development of a mineral resource. His approach includes the timely dissemination of relevant mineralogical information to all parties involved in the resource development including on-site geologists, metallurgists and mining engineers. He is convinced that an integrated collaboration is crucial in light of future challenges such as declining mineral resource quality and increasing environmental responsibility.
Yolanda has recently joined PMC having two years of metallurgical laboratory experience specializing in precious metals processing. She is proficient at operating mineral processing lab equipment and is capable of conducting flotation tests: activation studies, release analysis and collector dosages studies. She has recently completed post-graduate studies in Mining Engineering at UBC with emphasis on mineral processing and sustainability. Yolanda completed her B.Sc. at Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico completing a specialization in Extractive Metallurgy and Environmental
Engineering. She has competent skills with METSIM, Andritz IDEAS, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).