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Hamid Samari, Ph.d.

senior geologist

Dr. Samari is a Geologist with over 20 years of experience in the mining, petroleum, and civil industries. He graduated from Azad University, Sciences and Research Division, Tehran-Iran in 2000 with a Ph.D. in Tectonics. He has expertise in structural geology, mining geology, economic geology, seismic hazard assessment and engineering geology. Dr. Samari’s professional experience includes: site visits, investigation of structural geology and geological data analysis, lithologic and structural mapping, satellite image studies and LIDAR image processing. He has been an advisor of mining exploration projects and a supervisor of exploration drilling of iron, copper, gold, silver and cobalt mines. He has conducted structural analyses of joints, faults, collapse gravity structures, salt plugs, and other structural elements using modern techniques and software. He collected and analyzed earthquake data for various projects using probabilistic and deterministic methods.  As a project manager, Dr. Samari has overseen geological, geotechnical, and seismic hazard studies of several dams and hydroelectric power plant (HPP) projects in Iran. Dr. Samari has 19 years’ experience as a university lecturer in the fields of photogeology, field geology, tectonics, tectonics and mineralization, preparation of geological maps, volcanism and mineralization, ophiolites, sedimentary ore deposits, and research methods at the prestigious IAU-Mahallat College. He is a Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) Qualified Professional in Geology and fulfills the definition of a Qualified Person in accordance with Canadian NI 43-101 standards.


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