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"Economic Guidelines for Mineral Exploration"

With Dr. Michael Doggett


Santiago, Chile

July 28 (Monday) to August 1 (Friday), 2014 (4.5 days)

Holiday Inn Express, Downtown Santiago









The course is designed to introduce the techniques used to assess and value mineral projects.  The focus is on the costs, risks and returns associated with the mineral exploration and feasibility phases of the mineral supply process whereby unknown mineral deposits are discovered, developed and produced.  The course integrates the technical information related to mineral deposits with the economic assessments required to make proper investment decisions in the minerals industry.  The number of participants will be limited to 30 in order to maximize the interaction and discussion throughout the week.  International case studies will be used to highlight the course material and provide a highly applied approach to mineral project evaluation.


Course Format and Delivery

The course will be delivered over a 4 and a 1/2 day intensive program integrating lectures by the course leader and group assignments for course participants.  The course is structured so as to be highly applied and maximize interaction of course leaders and participants.  An integral part of the course is small group work whereby participants in the course are divided into smaller groups of five to discuss and complete assignments and industry case studies based on each segment of the course material.  Each group will be responsible for presenting their assignments to the class. 


Dr. Michael Doggett is the Principal of Doggett and Associates.  He has over 25 years of experience in the field of mineral economics advising mining companies, governments and international agencies.  He has delivered professional development programs in mineral project evaluation to more than 1,500 people in a dozen countries.  Dr. Doggett is an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University, Canada where he served as Director of the Mineral Exploration Master’s Program from 1997 to 2007.  In 2002 he was the recipient of the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM).  He has served as the Society of Economic Geologists International Exchange lecturer in 2005 and as a CIM Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of four (4) exploration and mining companies. 

$2500 CAD + early registration (by June 4, 2014, extended)  |  $2800 CAD + late registration (after June 4, 2014, extended)

Fee includes: (4) full days and (1) half day, shortcourse notes, breaks and lunch daily and participation certificate  

Payments accepted by cheque, wire and bank transfers, and all major credit cards

Register here by filling in the attached registration form, and sending it back by email, fax or by mail

Please contact Karie Smith at karie@klsgeo.com for more information....


Past Course Comments:

"Dr. Michael Doggett is a great lecturer and very knowledgeable of the subject matter" - Kurt Allen, Hecla Mining Company, Vancouver, March 2014

"Dr. Doggett presented the course materials in a good, easy to understand fashion and he gave relevant examples. The course assignments were good and helped the students work through the problems to ensure understanding" - Steve Petroni, Hecla Silver Valley Inc., Vancouver, March 2014

"Even though the course is intended for those with a technical background, as someone with a financial background and very limited technical knowledge I found the course very useful. It provides clarity around both basic technical and financial fundamentals, and makes the crucial connections between the two for determining economic viability. The instruction and organization are great, as the material is communicated effectively and the flow was smooth." - Brian Miller, Kiska Metals Corp., Vancouver, March 2014

"In my opinion, the course is well supported by the teaching-skills and experience of Michael. He was able to communicate a lot of empirical and theoretical knowledge to the attendants and provided several useful examples of actual mining cases. These points were complemented by a good course coordination in terms of resources, materials and logistic. In particular, I liked the UBC Robson Square as a place for conferences. " - Ricardo, Rio Tinto, Vancouver, March 2014



Professional development course by Dr. Michael Doggett

EXAMPLE VIDEO of the professional development course titled: "Economic Guidelines for Mineral Exploration" With Dr. Michael Doggett
November 16, 2012 in Ankara, Turkey. Video recorded on the last day of the course.







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