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The 2007 Robert Peele Memorial Award  

Awarded To: Edgar Urbaez

"For his paper on Optimizing Reserves in Complex Multiple Blend Products."
Edgar J. Urbaez obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) degree and a Master of Science (Mining Engineering) degree from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), USA. He has over 10 years experience working in open pit and underground mining operations, planning and project development in North, Central and South America, East Europe, Asia, Middle East, West and South Africa. As a specialist mine planning engineer, he has gained experience in open pit and underground mine operations management, planning, optimisation, and design. His experience has been used in feasibility studies, due diligence, technical audits, and directly assisting mines' operations. He has also been involved with strategic planning and corporate decision making regarding project development and optimising mining and process alternatives. He is a proficient user of computer-aided mine planning techniques, and has developed mine planning methodologies and techniques to honour mine's specific operation. His experience includes gold, coal, nickel, copper, zinc, bauxite, iron ore, and industrial mineral mining projects.

About The Robert Peele Memorial Award:

The Robert Peele Memorial Award, established in 1953, and funded by AIME, is given for the most outstanding paper published on behalf of The Mining and Exploration Division by an SME member under the age of 35.


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