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:: Dr Karin Olson Hoal joins JKTech’s Geometallurgical Division

JKTech is proud to welcome Dr Karin Olson Hoal as Principal Geometallurgist with the Geometallurgy and Sustainable Solutions team.

Dr Olson Hoal brings to JKTech significant experience in geometallurgy and quantitative mineralogy business development. This experience includes research, consulting and the delivery of short courses. Karin will add her expertise to JKTech's GeoMet® services for enhanced project value, improved forecasting and managing risk for both developing and operating resource projects.

Karin Olson Hoal
Dr Karin Olson Hoal

Karin is a geologist with 25 years of experience, including seven years of direct geometallurgical experience developing new applications through project-supported R&D. Prior to joining JKTech, Karin was Director of the Advanced Mineralogy Research Centre at Colorado School of Mines, dedicated to the interdisciplinary uses of quantitative mineralogy in geometallurgy and to developing new mining, energy, and environmental applications.

She has held positions in industry, academia and government, including Research Professor at Colorado School of Mines, consultant in geometallurgy and diamonds, Director of Administrative Services for Hazen Research, Project Manager for Rio Tinto Namibia, Project Coordinator for the New York State Geological Survey, and project geologist for Asarco, Inc.

Karin has her Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, USA, Master's degree from McGill University, Canada, and Bachelor's degree from St Lawrence University, USA. She spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in diamond-related research.




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