RFG 2018 Conference


New Live Webinar to Focus on Geoscience Applications to Environmental Remediation

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An upcoming webinar will tackle an important application of environmental geoscience: monitoring harmful chemicals that contaminate soil and groundwater. This webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, is presented as part of the growing Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaborative program between the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

Converting Membrane Interface Probe Sensor Results into Volatile Organic Chemical Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Distribution Information

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Roger Lamb has twenty plus years of consulting experience in contaminated land assessment remediation and environmental hydrogeology. He specializes in the development of real-time high resolution understanding of chemical releases and hydrogeologic conditions. This information is used to improve project outcomes by reducing project costs, increasing stakeholder engagement and guaranteeing a sustainable approach and wise investment of resources. During his career, he has have performed pioneering work in the area of TRIAD approach-type site characterization of LNAPL, DNAPL, VOC releases and buried waste. He was the first consultant in the world to apply high resolution investigation tools to remediation design/implementation.

CEU Credits

All registrants who attend the entire duration of this webinar will receive 0.2 CEUs from the American Institiute of Professional Geologists.

College Course Participation: A faculty member can register on behalf of a course and/or group of their students to participate in the webinar. With this registration, the faculty member can submit up to 20 participating students for awarding of 0.2 CEUs to each of them by AIPG.

Best Practices in Mineral Resource Estimation & Reporting

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Construction of a computerized model to estimate mineral resources is a common practice in mineral exploration projects and mining operations. Many times a technical report is the done as per international reporting standards such as NI-43-101 or JORC to meet requirement of certain stock exchanges in the world. In all these standards there are certain minimum suggested requirements that have to be met for reporting mineral resources and reserves. The standards are not and cannot be prescriptive. However, irrespective of standards of reporting it is important that the mineral resource estimation be done following ‘the best practices’ in this area. This is to ensure that the resource estimation is reliable and based on valid parameters.


Dr. Abani R Samal holds a doctorate from SIU Carbondale, DIC & MS from Imperial College, London and M Tech (Mineral Exploration) degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India. He has been in the mining industry since 1996. Immediately prior to his current position, he was a Principal advisor for Rio Tinto - a major mining company, based at their Salt Lake City Regional HQ. Currently he the owner and Principal of GeoGlobal, LLC. He is providing advisory services to mining companies. He is also an adjunct associate professor at University of Utah and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar, India. Mineral deposit evaluation, resource estimation & reporting, reconciliation of mine operations and applied geostatistics are Dr. Samal's technical specializations.

Abani R Samal, is a Certified Professional geologist (CPG) of AIPG, Registered Member of SME and a Fellow of Society of Economic Geology (SEG). He has been active in strategic committees of SME, Past Chair of the industrial minerals and aggregates division and an active contributing member of the committee that published the 2014 SME Guide for Reporting Exploration Results, Mineral Resources, and Mineral Reserves. Dr. Samal is a very active member of other professional organizations including GSA, Geological Society of India (Fellow), IAMG (life member). Recently he was appointed as an honorary representative of CRIRSCO in India.

CEU Credits

All registrants who attend the entire duration of this webinar will receive 0.1 CEUs from the American Institiute of Professional Geologists.

Fundamentals of Professional Ethics: Elements and Examples

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


David M. Abbott, Jr.
AIPG Certified Professional Geologist 4570

This short course is offered by David M. Abbott, Jr. Mr. Abbott’s first paper on professional geoscience ethics was published in 1989. Since then, he has presented many papers and talks on the subject. Beginning in November 1995, Mr. Abbott began compiling a column, “Professional Ethics & Practices,” for the AIPG’s magazine, The Professional Geologist, and the column has appeared in each issue since. Mr. Abbott serves as the Chairman of AIPG’s Ethics Committee, which is responsible for inquiring into allegations of ethical misconduct by AIPG members and, when appropriate, prosecuting cases charging violations of AIPG’s Code of Ethics. Mr. Abbott is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Ethics Committee.

Mr. Abbott holds an AB in Earth Science from Dartmouth College and an MS in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He spent 21 years as a geologist for the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Denver assisting natural resources entities to comply with the SEC’s disclosure requirements and investigating and assisting in the prosecution of mining and oil and gas frauds. Since 1996 he has been an independent consultant specializing in natural resource disclosure issues, resource and reserve classifications and their application to specific deposits, and professional geoscience ethics. He is a Certified Professional Geologist by AIPG, is a Chartered Geologist by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of London, holds the European Geologist title, and is licensed as a Professional Geologist by Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.


Each registrant who participates in the entire webinar will be awarded 0.1 CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists.


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