Dr Abani R Samal holds PhD from SIU Carbondale, DIC & MS from Imperial College, London and M Tech (Mineral Exploration) degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India. He is in mining industry since 1996. Currently he is the principal and owner of GeoGlobal, LLC and providing consulting services to exploration and mining companies worldwide. Mineral deposit evaluation, applied geostatistics and mine-mill reconciliation are his technical specializations. He also provides training programs to industry professionals and academic researchers. In the past he was a Principal with Rio Tinto and a lead geologist with Pincoak Allen and Holt. Dr Samal is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Utah. He has taught many University courses and delivered short-courses and training programs in USA, Canada, India, Nigeria and Guinea. Abani R Samal is a member of GSA and Fellow of SEG. He is also a Registered Member of SME. Dr Samal is an honorary representative of CRIRSCO for India since 2015. He is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of India, member of MGMI (India) and MEAI (India). He is a life member of IAMG.