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Rodney Johnson

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Professional title

Endowed Taconite Chaire

Bio

CAREER SUMMARY

A respected geologist, mineralogist, and geometallurgist with over thirty years of experience in exploration, mining, research, and mineral processing. Recognized for exceptional field and laboratory skills in evaluating mineral deposits. A leader in the application of geometallurgy for ore characterization, process development and improvement, and control of product quality. Known for solving complex exploration, mining, and metallurgical problems using multi-discipline approach.

Areas of expertise:
o technical competence in iron ore geology, mineralogy, and geometallurgy
o ability to identify and quantify critical ore characterization, ore blending, and process parameters
o excellent communication skills with management and technical staff
o experienced geometallurgical educator
o multi-discipline problem solving

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Geology, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, graduated November 1993, dissertation: Stratigraphic, Structural, Tectonic, and Economic Studies of the Archean Ishpeming Greenstone Belt, Marquette County, Michigan. Comprehensive exams in areas of structural geology, aqueous geochemistry, hydrology, and metallic ore deposits

M.S. Geology, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, graduated May 1987, thesis: Geology and Precious Metal Mineralization of the Silver Creek to Island Lake Area, Marquette County, Michigan

B.S. Geology, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, graduated May 1985 with high honors