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Dr. Murray W. Hitzman

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Professor of Economic Geology

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden , Colorado 80401
United States

Company Description: Colorado School of Mines is a public research university internationally recognized for its leadership in engineering, applied science and related disciplines, with...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. , Geology
    Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts , Geology
    Dartmouth College
  • Bachelor of Arts , Anthropology
    Dartmouth College
  • Master of Science , Geology
    University of Washington
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Web References
Silver Bull Resources Inc. - Board of Directors - Mon Jan 19, 2015
www.silverbullresources.com, 19 Jan 2015 [cached]
Murray Hitzman
Director
Dr. Hitzman has extensive experience in the mining sector and began work in the mining industry with Anaconda Copper Mining Company. He worked for Chevron Resources Company and initiated and managed base and precious metal exploration projects throughout the world. As the Executive Branch Fellow he served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy specializing in natural resource, environmental, and geoscience issues. Dr. Hitzman became a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and in 2000 was named Head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (he stepped down as such in August, 2007). Dr. Hitzman serves as a director of several publicly held companies. Dr. Hitzman has a Master of Science in Geology from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Geology from Stanford University, California.
Murray Hitzman, professor of ...
themarcellusshale.com, 12 Dec 2013 [cached]
Murray Hitzman, professor of Economic Geology at Colorado School of Mines, chaired the committee that wrote the report. He says, in some cases, fracking caused earthquakes too small to be felt, but little more.
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However, Hitzman says, injecting large amounts of liquid into the earth can cause other problems. Wastewater wells have not been a big issue so far, but they are growing in size and number as the industry spreads, he says.
Cardero Resources Corp. - News - Cardero Defines Large Copper Target At San Jose Property, Baja Iocg District, Mexico Copper Values Ranging From 2.8 To 5.1% & 0.9G/T Gold - Sun May 23, 2010
www.cardero.com, 15 April 2008 [cached]
However, during this period the IOCG model was unknown, as Dr. Murray Hitzman, Chair of Economic Geology at Colorado School of Mines and a director of Cardero, only published the seminal paper on IOCG's in 1992.
Cardero Resource Corp. - News Releases - Dr. Murray W. Hitzman Joins Cardero Board - Mon Oct 20, 2014
www.cardero.com, 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Murray W. Hitzman Joins Cardero Board Cardero Resource Corp. - News Releases - Dr. Murray W. Hitzman Joins Cardero Board - Mon Oct 20, 2014
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Dr. Murray W. Hitzman Joins Cardero Board Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") is extremely pleased to announce that that Dr. Murray W. Hitzman has agreed to join the Company's board of directors immediately to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Michael W. Kinley, C.A.
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Dr. Hitzman joins the board following corporate developments which began on October 31, 2005 whereby Mr. G. Ross McDonald C.A. resigned as Chief Financial Officer as a consequence of the merger of his accounting practice with that of Smythe Ratcliffe, C.A., the Company's auditors. The Company would like to take this opportunity to thank Ross for his invaluable experience, dedication and hard work on behalf of the Company during his tenure as Chief Financial Officer.
Dr. Hitzman is one of the world's foremost authorities on Iron Oxide Copper-Gold (IOCG) deposits. In 1992 Dr. Hitzman co-authored the seminal paper on IOCGs prior to publishing one of the first papers on the origin of the giant Olympic Dam IOCG deposit in 1993. Dr Hitzman has worked in all of the major global IOCG districts including Cardero's frontier Baja IOCG Belt.
Following a recent examination of the San Fernando property by Dr. Hitzman, he concluded that "San Fernando is comparable in terms of alteration style and intensity to the Candelaria deposit in Chile. The drilling results at San Fernando are very encouraging for further exploration within the district.".
Dr. Hitzman's resume is summarized below:
MURRAY W. HITZMAN
Charles Franklin Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology Colorado School of Mines
Murray Hitzman received BA degrees in Earth Science and Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1976, an MS in geology from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1978, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1983. Dr Hitzman began work in the mining industry with Anaconda in 1976 at the Yerington porphyry copper mine in Nevada and subsequently worked for Anaconda in Alaska from 1977 through 1982. From 1982 through 1993, Dr. Hitzman worked throughout the world for Chevron Resources Company and initiated and managed base and precious metal exploration projects in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Spain, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Tanzania, Canada, and the United States. In 1990 he discovered the Lisheen zinc-lead-silver deposit in Ireland. From 1990 though 1993, Dr. Hitzman was manager of the Lisheen project guiding it through exploration and pre-feasibility, including engineering and environmental studies.
In 1993, Dr. Hitzman was named Geological Society of America Congressional Fellow and served from September, 1993 to August, 1994, on the staff of U.S.
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Dr. Hitzman was named Executive Branch Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement for Science/Sloan Foundation during 1994. As the Executive Branch Fellow he served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from September, 1994 through March, 1996 specializing in natural resource, environmental, and geoscience issues. In June, 1996, Dr. Hitzman became the Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology at the Colorado School of Mines, and in 2002 was named Head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He was awarded the Society of Economic Geologists Silver Medal in 1999 and served as President of the Society during 2005. In 2004, Dr. Hitzman was named as the Chair of the Committee on Earth Resources for the U.S. National Research Council.
"With his world-class expertise on IOCG's and distinguished international reputation amongst major mining companies, Dr. Hitzman is a very significant addition to Cardero," stated Henk Van Alphen, president.
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"Dr. Hitzman's knowledge and experience will play a key role in the subsequent exploration phases of the Baja IOCG district."
The Company further announces that, pursuant to its Stock Option Plan, it has granted to Dr. Hitzman an incentive stock option to purchase up to 200,000 shares in the capital stock of the Company.
Tsodilo Resources Ltd. - Board of Directors - Thu Dec 5, 2013
www.tsodiloresources.com, 5 Dec 2013 [cached]
Murray W. Hitzman - Director Murray W. Hitzman received BA degrees in Earth Science and Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1976, an MS in geology from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1978, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1983 and a certificate in Environmental Management from George Washington University (1995). Dr Hitzman began work in the mining industry with Anaconda in 1976 at the Yerington porphyry copper mine in Nevada and subsequently worked for Anaconda in Alaska from 1977 through 1982. From 1982 through 1993, Dr. Hitzman worked throughout the world for Chevron Resources Company and initiated and managed base and precious metal exploration projects in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Spain, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Tanzania, Canada, and the United States. He was largely responsible for the Lisheen Zn-Pb-Ag deposit discovery in Ireland (1990) and served as manager of the project (1990 - 1993) guiding it through exploration and pre-feasibility, including engineering and environmental studies.
In 1993, Dr. Hitzman was named Geological Society of America Congressional Fellow and served from September, 1993 to August, 1994, on the staff of U.S.
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Dr. Hitzman was named Executive Branch Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement for Science / Sloan Foundation during 1994. As the Executive Branch Fellow he served as a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from September, 1994 through March, 1996, specializing in natural resource, environmental, and geoscience issues.
In June, 1996, Dr. Hitzman became the Charles F. Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology at the Colorado School of Mines, and in 2002 was named Head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He was awarded the Society of Economic Geologists Silver Medal in 1999 and served as President of the Society during 2005. Dr. Hitzman was appointed director in 2011.
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