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Mr. Michael Forrest

  • Forename: Michael
  • Surname: Forrest
  • Primary Position: Mining Research Specialist
  • Secondary Position: Senior Geologist / GIS systems

Brief CV

Michael Forrest has over 20 years experience as a geologist specialising in field data surveys, databases and geological interpretation with the British Geological Survey (BGS) where he was a senior geologist. For nearly a decade he worked as a mining consultant principally in the assessment of mineral markets with Mining Journal Research Services where he was deputy head of research. In the past five years he has been an independent consultant. As a geochemist for BGS he organized and completed extensive geochemical surveys that generated very large datasets for application in mineral exploration and environmental base-line studies. The survey involved the extensive training of graduate-level field assistants, database management, and the development of data interpretation systems using image analysis technology at the National Remote Sensing Centre, Farnborough, UK. At the Mining Journal he specialized in wide ranging contract-led research focussing on business development in the mining sector. These ranged from commodity market surveys, to markets for mining equipment. In addition research was undertaken on mining law, legal frameworks, establishment of financial instruments and the development of corporate strategies. He also has extensive experience the authoring of company and government mining-related publications for mining developments in developing countries. He has also worked on mining project development in Saudi Arabia for the British Saudi Al Yamamah offset programme and on a tantalum mining feasibility study for the Brazilian company Mamore.


  • BSc Honours in Geology - London University - 1966-1969

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