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Project Manager Management

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
January 19, 2013
Contact Info:
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Jack Todd King
Senior Geologist / Exploration Manager / Project manager
US Registered Professional Geologist
Society of Economic Geologists Member
Geological Society of America Professional
United States
Experience in Diamond, Gold, Uranium
Experienced in exploration which begins growing up near the Prairie Creek Lamproite Pipe of
Arkansas (United States), through Venezuela, Guyana, western and northern United States, I
have planned all phases of exploration from grass-roots regional exploration, follow-up, stream &
soil heavy mineral and geochemical sampling, through geophysics, drilling, core logging, bulk
sampling, and recovery. I am a team-oriented person, finding the benefits through cooperation
and achievement. I fulfill my goals and always give my very best to each project. I am dedicated
to doing a thorough and excellent work. My work is not limited to diamond, gold, and uranium but
any geological activity, which involves mapping, GIS software applications (MapInfo/Discover &
MapViewer), heavy mineral, geochemical, geophysics, drilling, logistics, and bulk sampling. I am
experienced with organizing and supervising work groups, drill crews, and contractors. I focus on
Strategic Management and Project Management with good decision making for progress and
success of a project.
MS Operations Management 2009 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas United States
MS Geology 2001 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas United States
BS Geology 1983 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, Arkansas United States
US Registered Professional Geologist
Geological Society of America professional
Society of Economic Geologists - member
MSHA certified Instructor
MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) Certificate (surface & underground)
GPS (Garmin, Magellan, Trimble) autonomous & differential, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word, MapInfo/Discover (producing digital maps), MapViewer (producing digital maps),
GIS, Internet, Record & Data management, Logistics for projects and activities, detailed reports
and research, Geochemical sampling, Heavy mineral sampling, Geophysical activities,
Magnetometer, Magnetic susceptibility meter, scintillometer, compass, clinometer, field mapping,
digital map production, hip-chain, altimeter, augur (Dutch), augur (mechanical), core logging,
microscope, kimberlite indicator mineral picking, field concentration of heavy minerals, organizing
and supervising contractors, work camps and transportation, report writing, mobile camping,
supervising work crews, and more to suit your needs.
Professional Experience
May 2009
Training Heavy mineral sampling team in Guyana
Recovery of heavy minerals for diamond exploration in tropical weathering
HGC Consulting
February 2009 through April 2009
Kimberlite Indicator picking
Size range 250 micron to 1mm
Samples from Paraguay
Sacre-Coeur Minerals
January 2009
Diamond Indicator mineral picking 250 micron to 1mm
Diamond exploration
King s Consulting
Confidential contract
Patagonia region of Argentina
July 2008 September 2008
I took this confidential contract to investigate the uranium potential in the Patagonia region of
Argentina. The geology in the area of interest was very much like the Colorado Plateau in the
United States. I also was looking into Argentine labor laws and environmental issues, as well as
procedures for gaining claims, cateos, and surface owner relations. I reported all this back to the
company who has interest in performing future uranium exploration in Argentina.
Denison Mines (USA) Corp
1050 17 Street Suite 950
Denver, Colorado 80265
January 1, 2008 July 2008
US Exploration Manager
I was the US Exploration Manager for Denison Mines. I was based on the Colorado Plateau and
I planned exploration drill projects on the Colorado Plateau. I made arrangements with drill
contractors and planning drill sites. I also worked with historic drill logs from past companies in
order to help guide the new drill programs. My main target was in the Salt Wash member of the
Morrison Formation. I spent time in the underground uranium mines to understand the uranium
deposits. I used MapInfo/Discover for exploration.
Sacre-Coeur Minerals Ltd
Sacre-Coeur Guyana Inc
337 Sachi Bazaar
Prashad Nagar
Georgetown, Guyana
+592 *** ****
September 2006 December 31, 2007
Project Manager / Senior Geologist of Northwest Guyana
I was the Project Manager and Senior Geologist for 400 square miles of Sacre-Coeur
concessions in Northwest Guyana, which contains epithermal gold deposits. I am in charge of all
operations, camps, personnel, drilling, exploration in the Northwest. This included exploration for
gold, diamond, and uranium. My staff was two other geologists, five geo-technicians, one drill
crew, one excavator crew, eighty workers, sample shed crew, and contract transportation. I kept
track of data using MapInfo. I used a data base of geology provided by the Guyanese
government which includes all previous companies exploration results. This includes air
geophysics of various types, air photos, regional sample results, structure maps, and geologic
maps. We used GPS for marking all sample locations. I designed grids for ground geophysics
with ground magnetometers and scintillometer. I logged core and samples directly into the
computer. I worked closely with upper management. I made a budget every two weeks for the
project. I enjoyed the work very much, but left only due to the amount of malaria and dengue
fever in the area, which was infecting me and family. I used MapInfo for exploration.
University of Arkansas. August 2006 September 2006
W orking on 2nd Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management.
HGC Consulting
King's Consulting
May 2006 June 2006
Diamond picking from heavy mineral concentrate using the microscope from material in the size
range of 400 micron to 1mm. Samples from Canada.
Mil Investments
King s Consulting
January 2006 March 2006
Kimberlite Indicator Mineral investigation and GIS map building. Using the microscope, to pick
kimberlite indicator minerals from heavy mineral non-magnetic concentrate in the size range from
250 microns to 1mm. Results were recorded and by using GPS coordinates, a map was created
using MapInfo, which contain layers such as grain types, location, and number of grains, and
details about each sample. Samples from Finland.
Octahedron Resources (contract)
King s Consulting
October 2005 December 2005
Operating a heavy minerals lab and processing field concentrate from the Arctic in a heavy
minerals lab. Use heavy liquids to separate heavy minerals from concentrate. Kimberlite
indicator picking performed on samples. Reporting data back to client in the form of weights,
observations, and picked grains. Then I mounted the grains on data sheets and shipped to a lab
for microprobe.
Octahedron Resources (contract)
King s Consulting
June 2005 October 2005
Diamond exploration in United States
Collect and field concentrate 90 heavy mineral stream samples. Conduct a heavy minerals lab to
separate all 90 samples. I picked heavy mineral concentrate for kimberlite indicator minerals. I
placed data and results on a digital base map with GIS layers using the mapping program,
MapViewer5. I planned follow-up.
HGC Consulting
Fort Collins, Colorado
February 2005 April 2005
Microscope-kimberlite indicator mineral picking of 112 heavy mineral concentrates
Building digital GIS map with geological information and sample locations and results.
Picking area of best results for follow-up exploration. United States
September October 2004
North West Arkansas, United States
Contract drill rig operator
Short term contract.
Operating mobile truck mounted drill rigs to augur, using hollow stem or flight augurs and take
split spoon sample at various depths in order to provide engineering information for construction
Dunsmuir Resources
Subcontract for Coopersmith
July August 2004
Position-contract exploration Geologist
United States diamond exploration
Follow-up heavy mineral survey in glacial till and outwash in an area which also included strong
structural control and bedrock outcrop. The heavy mineral survey was to find more kimberlite
indicator minerals and to determine if they came from the local bedrock or transported in by
glaciation. Samples consisted of 20 liter, -2mm material. These were field concentrated and
shipped directly to the lab. We worked independently and achieved all planned sample sites. We
then plotted the information on digital maps with the program MapViewer, using UTM
coordinates, and updated sample files with detailed sample information.
Dunsmuir Resources
Subcontract for Coopersmith
April May 2004
Position-contract exploration Geologist
United States diamond exploration.
Exploring regions of the United States, where diamonds have historically been discovered by
individuals and during mining activity. Planned logistics of the field work, then conducted the field
work. This particular project involved heavy mineral stream sampling and rock sampling for
micro-diamond. We took a travel trailer to the job and conducted the work from a central location.
This involved using GPS, maps using UTM, field heavy mineral concentrating equipment, asking
permission for sampling on private land. This was in a greenstone belt.
Guaniamo Mining Company
Union Consolidada San Antonio
January March 2004
Los Indios kimberlite Bulk Sample Project, Guaniamo, Venezuela
Position - Project Manager
Plan and supervise construction for access roads to bulk sample pit sites. Plan and supervise
contractors. Interpret Spanish and English to workers for plant manager. Plan logistics for
project. Oversee all workers in the project. Supervise emplacement of pumps, recovery
equipment and tailings area. The Ministry of Mines, due to conflicting claims on the kimberlite,
closed this project.
Firestone Diamonds
Subcontract for Coopersmith
October 2001 December 2003
Exploration Geologist (contract)
Position contract exploration geologist US exploration
Planned and conducted regional field exploration. Planned logistics for extended lengths of stay
in the field. Collected and field concentrated heavy mineral stream samples. Used GPS for
navigation and sample location, picked kimberlitic indicator minerals, produced digital maps using
MapViewer with GIS layers, examined results, and wrote reports. This project involved a broad
range of activities for which we conducted with ease and efficiency. We always adapted to the
local culture and made good local impressions. This was important to the local land-owners, who
consist of ranchers and farmers. We took the information that we gained through sampling and
microprobe and picked the areas of highest potential. We generated the maps with combined
GIS layers of information. With the overlap of high potential areas for each type of characteristic
conducive to diamond occurrence, areas of high interest were picked.
Blue Ball Kimberlite Heavy Mineral Sampling Project
Scott County Arkansas United States
In cooperation with University of Arkansas, Department of Geosciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas
November 2000 May 2001
Position - Exploration Geologist/Project manager
This project involved an 800-liter stream sample of Dutch Creek in Scott County, Arkansas. A
known lamproite dyke occurs in the drainage area. The interest of this study was to determine if
other lamproites occur in the same drainage area and to speculate if these other lamproites are
diamondiferous. Heavy minerals were recovered from the sample and kimberlite indicator
minerals were recovered. I was in charge of the project from start to finish. My activities included
taking the sample, field concentration of heavy minerals, mapping, heavy mineral separation in
the lab, picking kimberlite indicator minerals, and report writing.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) EDMAP Mapping Project
MS Thesis University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Bedrock Geology West Fork Quadrangle, Washington County, NW Arkansas
May 2000 May 2001
Position - Geologist
This project, funded by the USGS, was the geologic mapping of a complete quadrangle.
Extensive field mapping was conducted with the use of GPS. More than 1000 outcrops were
logged using GPS. This data was then used to produce a digital map of the quadrangle using
MapInfo with DRG s and GIS layers.
Guaniamo Mining Company (Canteras El Toco)
Guaniamo Region, Bolivar State of Venezuela
January 1995 January 1999
Position - Senior Exploration Geologist
This project involved many phases of geological work in the attempt to find a minable area for
diamond; regional heavy mineral sampling, follow-up heavy mineral sampling, geochemical soil &
stream sampling, emplacement of geophysical grids in jungle and savanna, geologic &
geomorphic mapping, geophysics, drilling, logging core, logging mud samples from deep augur,
and bulk sampling. Each operation lasted from a few days to as long as six months and each
involved a separate kind of logistics. The work area was in tropical jungle and savanna and
involved extended stays in the field in mobile camps and main camp.
Golden Star Resources
Georgetown, Guyana
June 1996 December 1996
Position Senior Exploration Geologist
This project mostly involved regional BLEGG sampling over the western half of Guyana. This
involved extended stays in the field in mobile jungle camps. Camps were moved on a weekly or
bi-weekly basis, depending on the area. Camps were in savanna, swamps, and jungle.
Transportation was small boat, ATV, tractor, and helicopter. I planned the logistics for these
activities in cooperation with management. A period of follow-up gold exploration was carried out
in deep jungle, where a 2km x 2km grid was cut, and geochemical samples were taken at various
depths with Dutch augur. The work crew under my supervision was 30 men.
Texas Star Resources (Star Resources)
Prairie Creek Project
Murfreesboro, Arkansas
October 1992 December 1994
Position Exploration Geologist
This project involved the mapping, exploration, geophysics, drilling, and bulk sampling of a series
of lamproite pipes. I was involved in all stages, including logistics for each activity. These duties
included geologic mapping, grid emplacement, ground geophysics, mapping access roads and
arranging contractors to build them, preparing drill sites, supervise drilling, logging core, planning
bulk samples and arranging contractors, observing the bulk samples being processed, picking
diamonds recovered, and site reclamation. Local and regional heavy mineral stream sampling
was done in relation to air-magnetics.
Over the years, I have had very good experience in supervision of work groups, projects, and
camps. I have managed logistics from beginnings all the way through to the end results, made
long range plans for work and logistics and then carried out the activities myself or assigned the
project to other geologists. In my jobs, I have dealt with the people, which include workers,
management, contractors, investors, visitors, interested groups and people, government, tourists,
and more. In all cases, I always maintain a high level of positive attitude. I learn very fast, and
enjoy whatever I am doing while adapting to the environment. I am good both for the field and
office, and for making good logistics or following the logistics set up by others. I also work
excellent independently or in a team effort.
My references are excellent.
Greg Sparks Vice President, Sacre-Coeur Minerals US office 970-***-****
US Mobile 970-***-****
Guyana +592 *** ****
e-mail ******@*******.***
Alan Davies Senior Geologist, Sacre-Coeur Minerals **************@*********.***
Howard Coopersmith HGC consulting 970-***-****
Tristan Davenport Octahedron Resources 44-1432-870247
Peter Saxby Mil Investments Monaco 37-9777-78576
Dominic Channer Guaniamo Mining Company 58-212-***-****
Dr. Stephen K. Boss University of Arkansas 479-***-****
Dr. Doy Zachry University of Arkansas 479-***-****
John Honeycutt Honeycutt Services- 479-***-****
Mr. Carl Brink Expert in diamond recovery plants *********@***.***
Luis Gana Chief Geologist- Sacre-Coeur Minerals *************@*****.***
Skills / Equipment knowledge:
GPS Garmin, Magellan & Trimble differential & autonomous
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Windows XP
Core logging
Record and data management for company use
Filing systems of reports and maps
Logistics for projects and activities
Geochemical sampling
Heavy mineral sampling
Geophysical activities
Supervising large groups of workers and work camps
Data management
Sample collection and concentration equipment
Long range planning and logistics
Report writing - for: permitting, government reporting, in-company use,
investors, special geological and logistical activities and studies, monthly
and quarterly reports.
Transportation 4-wheel drive, ATV, small boats
Supervising drilling, pitting, trenching, auguring, and processing
Setting up portable HF radio systems
Heavy Mineral separation
Magnetic susceptibility meter
GPS (autonomous & differential)
Augur (Dutch hand, power, 30m Marlow)
Diamond scales
Geochemical sampling equipment
Heavy mineral concentration equipment (field concentration)
Portable electric generators
Mobile jungle camp equipment
Pleitz Jig