Lab Manager - Denver
Ryan Allen has over 25 years of combined experience in mineral processing and chemical manufacturing with a focus in project management, applied research, and process optimization and development. He is a chemical engineer by training and began his career working for multiple Fortune 500 companies in various roles supporting manufacturing operations. Ryan transitioned to the mining industry and was a part of Resource Development Inc.'s metallurgical laboratory (RDi) for the last 14 years. His experience includes the design and supervision of test programs ranging from PEA to Feasibility level studies. This entails process flowsheet development of gravity, leach, and flotation circuits, for precious metals, base metals, and industrial minerals, both internationally and domestic, with an emphasis on refractory ores.
Director - Exploration
Jessica Axen has 15 years’ experience in inorganic analytical chemistry and laboratory management focused primarily on supporting mining process research and development. Jessica has worked on extractive processes including beneficiation, hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical ranging from bench to continuous pilot scale. She has provided analytical support for materials ranging from geological to process concentrates for precious metals, base metals, rare earths, industrial materials and environmental. Jessica has experience in wet chemistry analysis, atomic absorption (AA), inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), x-ray fluorescence, and fire assay.
Garrett serves as the Chemist at Forte Analytical with 5 years experience in inorganic analytical chemistry laboratories. As our chemist, he evaluates the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances. He has become proficient at numerous geochemistry/mining standard operating procedures along with knowledge in Atomic Absorption (AA), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrum (ICP-OES), LECO and microwave digestor instruments. His main duties include sample analysis, QA/QC, data management and research/development of new analytical procedures to diversify laboratory capabilities. His previous work experience is in an environmental geochemistry laboratory focusing on the analysis of trace level contaminants in water, soil, sediment, sludge, waste, biota, and tissue.