Title: President, Chairman, Director, Senior Vice President of Exploration
Company: Professional Minerals Development LLC
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Robert Metz, President, Chairman, Senior Vice President of Exploration and Director of Professional Minerals Development at Professional Minerals Development LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in geology, mining, mineral deposit application and consulting.
Mr. Metz grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, and enjoyed riding his bicycle to the Trailside Museum, which was sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. This exposure to wildlife and geology nurtured his fascination with rocks and minerals, and under the tutelage of Grace Curry, the members of the museum took notice of Mr. Metz’s interest and offered him a volunteer opportunity working with mineral samples. In preparation for his career, he received a professional degree in geological engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1955, and accepted a position as an assistant geologist in the Chino Mines Division of the Kennecott Copper Corporation. In 1959, he became the youngest division geologist at the Ray Mines Division, where he garnered experience until 1968, beginning his career with Duval Sierrita Corporation and later its parent Duval Corporation.
For more than 15 years, Mr. Metz served the aforementioned corporation as a senior geologist, a chief mine geologist, a district geologist and eventually as the manager of the evaluation section. He leveraged his experience as the senior geologist of evaluations and project manager of major projects at Battle Mountain Exploration Company from 1985 to 1991, and since 1992, he has found success as a mining geological consultant. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Metz flourished as an executive at United Mines Incorporated and currently excels as the senior vice president of exploration, president, chairman and director of Professional Minerals Development LLC. He is the author of “Geology of the Porphyry Copper Deposits of Southwestern North America” in 1966, the “SPOT Simulations Applications Handbook” in 1985, and served as an editor of “Applied Mining Geology: Problems of Sampling and Grade Control” in 1985, among other published works. Mr. Metz has been recognized for his contributions to the field with a Legion of Honor Membership from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, and as a further testament to his success and stature, he has been selected for inclusion in the 21st and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the West.
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