Georgia SME Section

 View Only

Topics in Geoscience Ethics: Geoethics & Sustainable Natural Resources and Replacing and Reusing Old Mines

  • 1.  Topics in Geoscience Ethics: Geoethics & Sustainable Natural Resources and Replacing and Reusing Old Mines

    Posted 11-29-2020 10:59 PM
    Steven Stokowski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: SME Georgia December Virtual Meeting
    Presentation: Topics in Geoscience Ethics & Sustainable Natural Resources and Replacing and Reusing Old Mines
    Time: Thursday, Dec 3, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Business Meeting, 6:45 PM
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 814 0686 7649
    One tap mobile
    +13126266799,,81406867649# US (Chicago)
    +16465588656,,81406867649# US (New York)
    Dial by your location
            +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
            +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
            +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
            +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
            +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
            +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
    Meeting ID: 814 0686 7649
    Find your local number:
    S. J. Stokowski, CPG, PG
    VP, SME Georgia
    cell: 508-259-3536
    Topics in Geoscience Ethics:
    Sustainable Natural Resources --
    Replacing and Reusing Old Mines
    David M. Abbott, Jr., CPG
    Although many geoscience societies were founded in the 19th century, AAPG was the first to adopt a Code of Ethics in 1924 but most organizations didn't adopt such codes until the 21st century for various reasons. Geoethics was born in 2012 and expanded the scope of geoscience ethics to include the social and cultural implications of geoscience practice. However, the 9th Fundamental Geoethics Value that addresses sustainability fails to transparently and forthrightly acknowledge the depletability of natural resource deposits thus inhibiting a fully integral and transparent discussion of this geoethics value statement's goal of providing a sustainable supply of natural resources and requires revision. The depletability of natural resources is a fact of nature. Extraction of natural resources necessarily has negative environmental impacts that must be balanced with maximizing resource recovery. Who decides what the balance will be? Finding new deposits to replace depleted ones requires new approaches and new technologies. The post-mining use of mined land provides a variety of beneficial opportunities.
    David M. Abbott, Jr.
    Consulting Mining Geologist & Geoscience Ethics Columnist
    Denver, Colorado 
     Geologist with the US Securities and Exchange Commission 1975-1996, investigated mining and oil and gas fraud among other duties
     Consultant since 1996 specializing in the due diligence review of reserve and resource estimates, in the review of disclosures about natural resources disclosures, and the review of mineral exploration and development programs for precious and base metals, and industrial minerals.
     American Institute of Professional Geologists Ethics Committee Chairman Emeritus since 2017 following over 20 years as Chairman 
     Compiler of The Professional Ethics & Practices column in AIPG's The Professional Geologist since 1995; 174 columns published so far
     American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer for Ethics 2018-19.
     Author of over 50 papers on geoscience ethics since 1989
     Member Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's Ethics Committee
     A.B. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College
     M.S. in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. 
     Honorary Member of AIPG and Certified Professional Geologist-4570
     Fellow of AusIMM, GSA, GSL, SEG
     Member of MMSA, SME