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Brent Cook

Brent Cook is an independent exploration analyst with over 30 years of experience in both property economics and geology evaluations.

Brent received a BSc in Geology from Utah State University in 1978.

As a seasoned geologist, Brent's knowledge spans all areas of the mining business from the conceptual stage through to detailed technical and financial modeling related to mine development and production.

He has worked in over 60 countries and in virtually all geological environments, analyzing and providing commentary on proposed mine sites.

During Brent's independent consulting service, he has provided advice and analysis to the following companies:

  • Global Resource Investments, Ltd
  • Rick Rule, General Partner Expo 1999, 2000 Funds
  • AMEC (MRDI)
  • Mount Isa Mines
  • Kennecott Mining
  • Rio Tinto Mining
  • Barrick Gold (Homestake)
  • Meridian Gold Corp/Yamana
  • Freeport McMoran (Cyprus-Amax)
  • Newmont Mining (Santa Fe)

Brent started Exploration Insights in 2008. In addition to his role as Co-editor since December 2015, he continues to advise funds and companies.​

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