Principal Geologist, MSc, FAusIMM, RM-SME
Stella Searston has more than 30 years of operations and consulting experience in North and South America, Australia, the Pacific, and Africa for open-pit and underground mines and exploration properties. Her specialties include project and property evaluation; resource development; feasibility study and project management including data room setup; commodity and company reviews; technical reviews, audits, and due diligence; and Competent Person’s Reports under JORC and SAMREC. Stella has participated in preparation, compilation, and review of over 250 NI 43-101 technical reports
Before joining MTS, Stella worked for various organizations as a contractor and consultant, including Battle Mountain Gold, Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines, Emperor Gold Mines, Anaconda Nickel, Asarco Exploration, the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum, Placer Dome Asia Pacific, and Bateleur Minerals (18 years). Most recently, she has worked for the Mining & Metals consulting arm of AMEC/Amec Foster Wheeler (12 years). Stella received a B.Sc. degree in Geology from James Cook University in 1986 and a Masters degree in Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania in 1999.
Stella is based in Denver, Colorado, USA.