University of Nevada
Mike Ressel is research geologist and assistant professor at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and University of Nevada, Reno, U.S.A. His current research interests are in regional magmatic and tectonic controls on ore deposits, including those that led to formation of Nevada’s giant Carlin-type gold deposits. Mike conducts regional mapping and geochronology in the Great Basin as a basis for metallogenic studies. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in economic geology and advises several Ph.D. and M.S. students on field-oriented studies in the Great Basin as part of the Center for Research in Economic Geology. Prior to his current assignment, Mike worked in district and grassroots exploration, development, and mining geology for about 20 years for Newmont, Kinross, and Victoria Resources including as chief geologist for North America at Newmont from 2012-14. His work experience includes the US Cordillera, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Africa, and Australia on precious- and base-metal deposits ranging from Carlin-type, orogenic, epithermal, porphyry, and skarn. Mike was the 2006 recipient of the Brian J. Skinner award from the Society of Economic Geologists for a paper on the link between Carlin-type gold deposits and continental arc magmatism. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Nevada, Reno.