- Forte Dynamics
Our Mining Team is Growing!
Enhanced Mining Services
Our Mining Team is continuing to grow in 2023 with new additions to the team, Don Hulse and Amanda Irons. This additional experience enhances our Mining Department's technical expertise in a wide variety of services – statistical analysis, block modeling, geometallurgical modeling, and pit optimization. Our group also has extensive experience in drill and blast including blast vibration by buildings, vibration reduction for slope stability, fragmentation prediction, drill to mill improvements, crest blasting, cost reduction, and production improvements.
DONALD HULSE - PE, QP
Director of Business Development, Mining Projects
Don Hulse is a Mining Engineer with over 38 years of experience in the mining industry, including technical and general management, permitting coordination, short- and long-term planning, economic pit limit analysis, pit phase and design, cost estimation and analysis, resource estimation, geostatistics, feasibility studies, and reserve audit.
His project experience includes involvement with gold, silver, base metals, and industrial metals in design, analysis, planning and operational control. He has been responsible for coordinating the efforts of a management team through permitting, construction, and initiation of mine operation. As a mine manager, he led a team of employees and contractors through construction and pre-stripping market value of the undeveloped acreage in conjunction with use of the income approach for valuing the producing assets.
Don’s project tasks have included site inspection and safety audits, statistical and geostatistical analysis and modeling, resource estimation and classification, mine design and mineral reserve classification, elaboration of operating plans and production scheduling, model reconciliation and optimization studies, budgeting, and cash flow analysis.
Senior Resource Geologist
Amanda Irons is a Geologist/Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the geoscience sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering in 2013 from Colorado School of Mines, and a Master’s degree in Mineral Exploration with a minor in Mineral & Energy Economics in 2018 also from CSM.
Throughout her career, Amanda has held roles as a field geologist, business development geologist, and a resource geologist. She has provided technical assistance and expertise in the areas of geology, engineering, economic analysis, marketing & negotiation agreements. Amanda is highly experienced in 3-dimensional geological modeling in Leapfrog, as well as in mineral resource estimation, domain analysis, and statistical quality control of geological data. She is English-Spanish bilingual.