principal mining engineer
Ms. Lane is a Mining Engineer with more than 30 years of experience. Her career has included full charge management of feasibility studies, mine and process engineering, and project development for surface and underground greenfield mines, and brownfield expansions. She has experience with a range of minerals, including base and precious metals, coal, potash, beryllium, uranium, talc, and sand and gravel; and she has managed projects throughout the world including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, India, Ireland, Russia, China, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica, Africa, and New Zealand. She has experience in most underground mining methods, from shrinkage stoping and cut and fill, to room and pillar, to block cave. Ms. Lane’s professional experience includes conceptual and detailed engineering, project optimization, project development, construction, start-up, and operations. She has directed engineering studies for numerous mine development projects and has managed engineering and feasibility study budgets as high as $25M/year. She has been responsible for underground exploration programs in foreign countries. She is an expert at resource estimation and mine design and has completed several hundred projects using all modeling techniques; estimates included: statistical analysis, geo-statistical analysis, inverse distance estimation, Kriging, single stage and multiple Indicator Kriging, geometallugical modeling, and estimation of error. Her broad range of experience allows her to optimize mining projects to maximum profits by improving the efficiency of both open pit and underground mines. Ms. Lane is a Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) Qualified Professional in Ore Reserves and Mining and she is a SME Registered Member.