EDUCATION:|| M.Sc., Geology, Michigan Technological University
B.A., Geology and German, Lawrence University
Physical Volcanology Applied to Metavolcanic Rocks
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Geology and Geomorphology of Stream Channels. University of Washington
Engineering Professional Programs, Seattle, Washington
Washington State DNR Watershed Analysis Training, Qualified Specialist in Mass Wasting, Erosion, Hydrology, and Channel Function|
AFFILIATIONS:|| American Institute of Professional Geologists
Northwest Geological Society, President 2005
Northwest Miners Association
Society of Economic Geologists
Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration|
REGISTRATION:|| Certified Professional Geologist American Institute of Professional Geologists
Professional Geologist, State of Minnesota
Licensed Geologist, Engineering Geologist, Hydrogeologist, State of Washington|
|2006 to date|| Bennett Consulting, PLLC, North Bend, Washington|
|1997 to 2006|| Senior Geologist, SubTerra, Inc. North Bend, Washington|
|1991 to 1996|| Engineering Geologist, Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. Kirkland, Washington|
|1988 to 1990|| Chief Geologist, Red Rock Mining, Inc. Goldfield, Nevada|
|1986 to 1988|| Senior Geologist & Operations Manager, Dexter Gold Mines, Inc. Goldfield, Nevada |
|1981 to 1986|| Project Geologist, Corp. Falconbridge Copper (Nevcan Exploration), Reno, Nevada|
|1979 to 1981|| Field Geologist, Power Resources Corporation, Denver, Colorado|
Mr. Bennett's professional career has exposed him to a broad range of exploration, engineering and mining projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountain States, California, Nevada, and Canada. He has participated in the start-up of both an underground base metal mine, served as the operations manager of a producing gold mine, and has economically evaluated numerous polymetallic base and precious metal mines and aggregate quarries. Mr. Bennett has provided geological and rock quality data for shaft sinking and underground tunneling and has directing all aspects of mine, quarry and gravel pit development, including reserve delineation, mine and reclamation design and environmental permitting. His experience includes surface and underground geology mapping, surface and underground mine development, geological/geotechnical drill logging, stream, soil and rock geochemical surveys, geophysical programs remote sensing and economic valuations.
Mr. Bennett also has more than fifteen years of experience of surface and subsurface exploration within the glacial sediments of the Puget Sound region. He has served as the primary field investigator for slope stability and mass wasting investigations, erosion and sediment transport studies, mine subsidence investigations, liquefaction (seismic) studies, hydrogeologic investigations, and geotechnical engineering studies.
Mr. Bennett has designed and permitted industrial mineral quarries and gravel mines in eight different Counties in Washington State and in two Nevada Counties. He has served as the permit team manager for Washington State Surface Mine Reclamation Permits, County Conditional Use Permits, and Washington State DOE NPDES Permits. He has supervised an industrial silica quarry near Enumclaw, Washington for James Hardie Building Products since 1996.
“Volcanic Hosted Aggregate Mines in Western Washington,” Northwest Geology Society Guidebook No. 29, 2004
“Mines and Geology of the East Puget Sound Region,” Northwest Geological Society Guidebook No. 15, 1997.
"Ore Discovery at Goldfield, An Historical Perspective Look to the Future," The Professional Geologist, Vol. 31, No. 2, February 1994.
"The Green Mountain Massive Sulfide Deposit: Besshi Style Mineralization within the California Foothills Cu-Zn Belt," Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 24, No.2, 1985.
"Sedimentology of the Antrim Shale from Five Drill Sites in the Michigan Basin," M.S. thesis, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, 1978.