• September 10, 2020

Join CSA Global at the AME MinEx October Talks 2020

Published on September 10th, 2020

CSA Global Principal Geoscientist, Pim van Geffen will present at the upcoming AME MinEx Talks 2020 on the ‘Three Pillars of Innovation: Ideas, People & Tools’ on Thursday 15 October 2020.

The talks hosted by AME will once again host discussions that are centered on ways to approach the rapidly changing landscape of the mineral exploration sector by providing the opportunity to share stories, practices and insights in the industry.

This event will take place during the month of October with a new talk released every Tuesday and Thursday on Zoom followed by a live Q&A event with the Top 3 most voted for speakers.


Innovation is perhaps the most overused and misused buzzword in our industry. At the same time, it is critical that we improve our business practices to remain relevant, let alone competitive. However, we cannot innovate unless we understand that it requires not just ideas or gadgets, but also the human willingness to embrace change. Another human aspect that is often overlooked by technical people is the need for collaboration. Western society places much emphasis on competition in all aspects of its individualist culture. This culture has brought us great prosperity, but also many inconvenient externalities that are rapidly becoming collective challenges, such as economic disparity, ecological stress, and global warming. All these challenges present opportunities for technical problem solvers, in particular geoscientists. Rather than panic or despair, let’s collaborate and innovate our way to a sustainable future.

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday – commencing October 1, 2020

Time: 12.00PM to 12.30PM PT

Where: Zoom


About the Presenter


Dr Pim van Geffen
Principal Geoscientist

Pim is a professional geoscientist with more than 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration and mining across the globe. He is a leader in the fields of geochemistry and geometallurgy in the Americas and is passionate about innovation and improved business practice in the sector. Across exploration to operations, closure and remediation, Pim focuses on rock-property data integration and process optimization throughout the mining value chain. He sees tremendous potential value in unlocking hidden information through geoscientific data gathered and not used to its full potential to characterize ore and waste, minimize operational risk, and maximize return. Pim has been a significant contributor across the industry; having delivered a plethora of public short courses and conference talks on geochemical data analysis and its geomet applications. He has provided in-house training to mining companies and academic institutions on ioGAS software, portable X-ray fluorescence analysis and infrared reflectance spectroscopy, and has served as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University.

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