Richard M. Baars, P.E.Associate, Grand Junction, Colorado

    Mr. Baars has 10 years of professional experience that spans a growing array of mining and geologic backgrounds with the ability to integrate the geophysical method for application to geology. Projects include geologic and geophysical exploration, integration and interpretation, block modeling and reserve development/analysis, solution mining, general field geology and geological engineering applications. Experience includes, but is not limited to, drilling program management, potash drilling and solution mining, open pit and underground coal geology/mining, open pit and underground hard rock geology/mining for metals, commodities, and aggregates. Experience also includes multiple geophysical exploration techniques as well as geologic exploration with multiple applications ranging from shallow subsurface remediation, water table identification, geothermal resource exploration, surface mapping, and exploration. Mr. Baars is a registered professional engineer in Colorado.