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Engineer Manager

Garden City, Idaho, United States
January 15, 2017

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Scott L Anderson

**** **** ***** ****

Boise, Idaho 83714


Tel: 1-208-***-**** (home)

Cellular: 1-208-***-**** (USA)


Career Goal: Principal Engineer

Strengths: Experience in project valuation – scoping, prefeasibility and definitive feasibility studies, project optimization, maximizing project value, open pit mine management, engineering, and planning. Project optimization and de-risking. Experience in developing countries. Insuring that budget goals are achieved while operating safely.


1982 to 1984

Graduate work towards MS Mining Engineering. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA.

Course work included cost engineering and operations research.

May 1982

BS Mine Engineering. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA.

Work Experience:

November 2011 to Present


Worked for the following companies in various consulting roles:

• KGHM (Robinson Mine) – Manager of Technical Services

• A Terra Investments reviewing various investment opportunities.

• Reviewed and develop investment plan for Pearl Mining Co – private held high grade gold resource

• Advising public and private funds related to managing risks and opportunities

• PPE/3Mining – advising investors in mining ventures in Lao and Senegal

• Ma’aden Phosphate Company conducting site reviews, punch lists, coaching, strategic planning, optimization

October 2009 to October 2011

VP Technical Services.

Allied Nevada Gold Corporation. Reno, Nevada. Management of oxide and sulfide scoping pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies for company – focused mainly on Hycroft. Optimizing existing operations and maximizing future developments (mining rates, recoveries, processing options) to develop the highest NPV. Studies include: reserve/resources, SMU and dilution, metallurgy, geotechnical, hydrology, and developing operating costs.

September 2009 to April 2007


Work for production and engineering companies on project work. Based in Moscow Russia and Boise, Idaho. Projects include scoping level studies, pre-feasibility studies, definitive feasibility studies, audits, project valuation, pit optimization, mine planning, and scheduling, estimating operating and capital costs, financial analysis. Metals include: Au, Ag, Pt, Pd, Ni, Cu, Co, and Fe.

February 2005 to March 2007

Manager Mine Engineering.

Barrick Gold, Moscow Russia.

Hire and train Russia technical staff (engineers, geologists, metallurgist). Conduct site visits; review data and information; develop grade and rock block models, optimize pits (using Whittle and Vulcan), construct zero based cost models, valuate assets, develop financial models. Concentrated on two projects: Taseevskoye (one open pit containing Au, Ag; CIP process) and Fedorova (two large open pits containing Pt, Pd, Rh, Au, Cu, and Ni; flotation process). Provide assistance to JV partners in Russia (Celtic Resources and Highland Gold) in project assessment and valuation.

October 2004 to January 2005

Manager – Technical Services, Russia.

Kinross Gold, Moscow, Russia.

Support Kubaka operations. Conducted due diligences, created block models and financial models to determine valuation of both browns field and greens field operations in Russia, FSU, and Eastern Europe.

November 1998 to October 2004

Technical Manager/Site Manager.

Kubaka Gold Mine, Kinross Gold Corp., Magadan, Russia.

Responsible for safe and productive operation of a 30,000 tpd open pit gold mine in far-east Russia producing 430,000 ounces of gold per year. Design, permitting, and start up of three small underground operations. Design and permitting for small satellite open pit (Birkachan) 41 km from mill. Responsibilities include a US$ 60 million per year operating budget: mining, milling, exploration, housing, board, winter road, airstrip, medical, etc. in a remote camp. Over 43 months without a lost time accident. Other duties include: Site Manager, Operations Manager, and Relief General Manager.

January 1996 to May 1998

Mine Superintendent - Technical (Chief Mine Engineer).

Nchanga Open Pit, Nchanga Division, ZCCM, Chingola Zambia.

Managed 52 mine planning, and geotechnical, and civil engineers, and technicians. Responsible for operating and budgets and capital projects including purchase of new haul trucks, blast hole drills, graders, backhoes. Optimized short to term mine plan to quickly release copper and cobalt ores. Review of cutoff grade strategy; block modeling procedures; and reconciliation. Training and technology transfer for Zambian employees. Developed pit optimization strategy and Life-of-Mine options.

May 1996 to November 1996

Acting Manager - Open Pits.

Nchanga Open Pit, Nchanga Division, ZCCM, Chingola, Zambia.

Managed 1710 Zambian and 40 expatriate employees in operations, maintenance, and engineering. Operation mined 75 million tpy (205,000 tpd) from multiple pits utilizing wire rope shovels, large front-end loaders, electric and mechanical drive haul trucks, electric-blast holes drills, scrapers and related support equipment. Directly supervised four superintendents. Responsible for safety, achieving production targets, keeping costs within budget limits. Implemented extensive repair and rebuild program for existing fleet.

July 1994 to May 1995

Chief Mine Engineer.

Grasburg Mine, Freeport Indonesia, Tembagapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Tasks: feasibility studies various expansions at large open pit copper/gold mine. Utilized Medsystem and other Unix based software for ore reserve modeling, phase design (ore body and overburden stockpiles), and life of mine schedules. Developed associated capital costs, operating costs, and manpower requirements. Supervised three Indonesian and one expatriate Mine Engineer. Managed chief surveyor and crews; geotechnical technicians; ore control engineers and technicians. Trained Indonesian Mine Engineers in the use of Medsystem blast hole and survey modules along with short and long term mine planning and scheduling. Justification for mine capital including electric shovels, haul trucks, waste handling systems, support equipment, and shops.

July 1992 to June 1994

Senior Mine Engineer.

Grasburg Mine, Freeport Indonesia, Tembagapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Tasks: utilized Medsystem to develop scheduling routines, phased push-backs and overburden stockpiles, dump planning module. implemented daily dig plan and weekly mine plan. Reconciled weekly and monthly mine plans. Developed first life of mine plan and schedules with associated capital costs, operating costs, and manpower requirements. Trained Indonesian Mine Engineers to utilize various Medsystem modules, programs and routines.

July 1991 to July 1992

Mine Engineer.

Grasburg Mine, Freeport Indonesia, Tembagapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Tasks: interfaced with operations personnel to achieve short term mine plan. Implemented Medsystem. Developed training programs for Indonesian Mining Engineers and technicians in engineering and short-term mine planning procedures.

September 1989 to June 1991

Mine Engineer.

Cyprus Copperstone Gold Corporation, Parker, Arizona.

Tasks: short and long term mine planning. Construction of grade block models for Copperstone Gold and gold exploration projects; model validation and reconciliation. Directed ore control technician and three surveyors. Developed automated ore control system including bar coding of blast hole samples, modernization of the assay lab, and computerized grade control (blast hole) procedures utilizing Medsystem. Interfaced with mine contractor (mine planning, budgeting and payment). Finalized permitting and closure plan with state and federal regulatory agencies.

September 1988 to August 1989

Mine Engineer.

Galactic Resources, Reno, Nevada. Tasks: constructed of rock and grade block models for Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe, Bodie, and Quartz Mountain Gold projects. Pit optimization, scheduling, leach pad layout, and related tasks.

April 1988 to August 1988

Mine Engineer.

Aurora Project, Nevada Goldfields, Hawthorne, Nevada.

Tasks: grade control and direction of equipment operators; mine surveying (surface, open pit, and underground); short term mine planning utilizing SURPAC; generation of topographic and production maps; period end volumetric measurements.

June 1987 to October 1987

Mine Engineer.

Golder Associates, Richland, Washington.

Tasks: assist in development of safety program. Scheduled manpower, utilities and location for various rock mechanics and geophysics tests for Basalt Waste Isolation Project at the Hanford site.

June 1986 to February 1987

Research Engineer.

US Bureau of Mines, Department of Interior, Denver, Colorado.

Tasks: assisted in placement, operation, and maintenance of micro-seismic research stations monitoring rock bursts, mountain bumps, and coal bursts in underground mines.

March 1985 to May 1986

Coal Miner.

Mid-Continent Resources Carbondale, Colorado.

Tasks: daily maintenance of shear and head gate section of advancing long-wall equipment. Maintained environmental and support systems.

Publications and Awards:

President’s Award. PT Freeport Indonesia. 1992. For mine planning activities related to Grasberg open pit expansion from 80k tpd to 460k tpd. This allowed the mill to expand from 35k tpd to 90k tpd. Grasberg is currently mining in excess of 700k tpd and feeding more than 200k tpd of ore to the mill.

Computerized Ore Control Procedures at Cyprus Copperstone Gold Corporation. Co-authored by Scott Anderson and Rodrigo Jerez. Presented at 1991 SME Annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, February 25-28, 1991. This paper was published in the July issue of Mining Engineering magazine, 1991.

Margin Analysis. Presented technical and financial information to be used a micro- management tool at 2nd Annual Workshop, Generic Mineral Technology Center Mine Systems and Ground Control, Reno, Nevada, November 1984.

Professional Memberships:

Associate Member - Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (AIME - SME)


Bahasa Indonesian - beginner.

Russia - beginner.


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