Training, Facilitation and Project Management for the Mining Sector

Best-Selling Book – Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials

Learn the Essentials of Mineral Exploration and Mining in this Indispensable Book


Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials is for anyone interested in the mineral exploration and mining industry but who does not have a background in the sector.

  • Need to make informed mining-related investment decisions?
  • Want to better evaluate mineral development proposals?
  • Interested in exploration, discovery, geology and mining?

This richly illustrated book provides a thorough overview of the industry from the exploration phase to mine closure and includes a comprehensive glossary.


Consulting Services


Customized training courses covering the entire mining life cycle for corporations, governments, communities, investors, and professionals. Build your teams, support successful community engagement, enhance your professional practice and improve your understanding of mining investments.

Facilitation, Project Design and Management

Design and management of technical projects and teams, and international development programs. Combining technical excellence with training, facilitation, and project management. 

Mining Policy Analysis

Review and development of mining policies, regulations and guidelines for governments, associations and industry. Expertise in environmental assessment, reclamation and mine closure, investment tax incentives, permitting, mineral tenure, artisanal mining, and mining codes.

About Rob Stevens

Dr. Rob Stevens is an engaging and dynamic trainer, facilitator, and project director for the mining industry who excels at helping people and organizations succeed. He is a skilled communicator and educator who is adept at combining technical expertise with training, team facilitation and project management to ensure projects excel. Rob is also an accomplished mining policy advisor for governments, associations, and industry.

Over a career spanning 25+ years, Dr. Stevens has been the Vice President of Policy at the Association for Mineral Exploration, the Director of Learning at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) at UBC, an author and publisher, an Associate Dean and Professor at the BC Institute of Technology, the Executive Director at Geoscience BC and an exploration geologist.

Rob is passionate about the mineral exploration and mining industry and enjoys the mix of science, engineering, business, community, discovery, and entrepreneurialism that are integral to the industry.