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An Introduction to Mining Talk (for non-technical professionals)

September 5, 2018 at 17:30 - 20:30

Women in Mining, partnered with Deswik, are delighted to host an evening with Sarah Gordon (PhD).

Sarah will give an introduction to mining (for non-technical professionals), providing an overview of the full mining value chain and key technical challenges faced.

The session will explore everything from finding the ore, mining, processing, shipping and closure. A number of different commodities will be covered including iron ore, copper, lithium, aluminium, REE, platinum and diamonds.

Participants will also discuss challenges faced by those companies wishing to be truly responsible when extracting and processing non-renewable resources.

Sarah Gordon, Director (PhD), has spent the majority of her career working in the mining sector and now runs the risk management consultancy: Satarla.

Having started out as an exploration geologist camping in the wilds of northern Quebec, she has since worked in a number of areas including on-mine, business divestment, safety, sustainability, risk and assurance.
She left Anglo American in 2014 to co-found and manage Satarla which now consists of39 Associates based around the world.

Through Satarla, Sarah has worked in a myriad of different industries and geographies, ensuring that risk management is practical and accessible for everyone from Board room to front line.

Sarah is also an honorary visiting lecturer at Imperial College London, research associate at the University of Johannesburg, accredited Institute of Risk Management trainer, and Chair of External Relations and Foreign Affairs for the Geological Society of London.

To attend this event, RSVP here.


September 5, 2018
17:30 - 20:30


The Geological Society
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BH United Kingdom
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