Dr Abani R. Samal, Ph.D.
CPG, RM- SME, Fellow-SEG; Senior Associate & Executive Vice President; Mining & Minerals
Dr. Abani R. Samal is Eftex’s Senior Associate & Executive Vice President for Mining & Minerals. He is well recognized for his expertise in mineral deposit evaluation, resource estimation and advanced geostatistical analyses. He has extensive training (MS and PhD) in economic geology and geostatistics. He is also proficient in use of various geological and geostatistical software packages such as Vulcan®, Isatis®, SGEMS®, VISOR®.
In the last 25 years in the mining industry, he has gained experience in various commodities including gold, iron ore, complex sulphide deposits such as Cu-Mo-Au-Ag, Pb-Zn-Ag etc. and industrial minerals around the world. The exploration and mining projects where Dr Samal has worked on include Brisas gold project (Venezuela), Black-Fox (Canada), Resolution copper (USA), Kisanfu copper deposit (DRC), Bingham Canyon Mine (USA), Oyu Tolgoi (Mongolia), Boron (USA), Southern System iron ore deposits (Brazil), Las Truchas iron ore deposits (Mexico), Diavik diamond deposit (Canada), beach sand (rutile) deposits (India, Africa) and Onća-Puma lateritic nickel deposits in Brazil.
Dr. Samal enjoys mentoring industry professionals. He has provided various training programs to the mining industry professionals.
Dr. Samal is a registered member of SME (RM-SME), a certified professional geologist (CPG) and a Fellow of the Society for Economic Geologists (SEG). Dr Samal is a qualified person as per international resource reserve reporting standards such as JORC (Australia) and NI-43-101 (Canada). Dr Samal is also an honorary member of CRIRSCO.
Dr. Samal’s contributions to the industry are well recognized through his publications and presentations at various national and international conferences. He is respected as a leader in mining industry.