HELLO, I'M

Caelen Burand.

Passionate Mining Engineering and Geoscience Student

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Caelen Burand

University of Arizona

Bachelor of Science:

Mining Engineering & Geoscience.

Expected Graduation: Spring 2023

caeburand@gmail.com

(719) 250-2424

 

About

MY MOTIVATION

With a passion and dedication to promote effective and responsible mining, I intend to help the mineral resources industries maximize holistic stakeholder wealth generation while minimizing and/or eliminating negative impacts through researching, engineering, leading, and strategizing within NGO's, large & small-scale mining, interdisciplinary committees, and professional development groups.

Education

WHERE I HAVE GROWN

Aug 2019–Present

University of Arizona Honors College – Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Science; Mining Engineering (Mineral Processing Emphasis)

& Geoscience (Gem Science Emphasis)

GPA: 4.0/4.0

2014–2019

Centennial High School -- Pueblo, CO

High School Diploma

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Current Positions

WHERE I PROBLEM SOLVE

Nov. 2019–Present

Mercury Free Mining. Engineer & Researcher.

Develop and Pilot Research Program, Direct Social Media Strategy, Write, and Collaboratively Contribute to Organizational Strategies.

May 2020/2021–August 2020/2021

Nevada Gold Mines. Mining Engineering Intern.

Work with Survey Crew, Geology, Drill & Blast, Planning (Short & Long Range), and Ore Control Groups as Needed. Successfully Optimized Planning and Haulage.

 

Competencies & Relevant Courses

RESULTS OF EXPERIENCES

Mineral Processing.

Flotation, Grain Analysis, Commination, Zeta Potential, and Other Tests/Processes.

Instructed by Dr. Jinhong Zhang, 2020-2021.

Public Speaking.

Nationally Competitive Extemporaneous Speaker, Congressional Debater, and Public Forum Debater, 2014-2019.

Mineralogy/Petrology.

Extensive Field Experience. Instructed by Dr. Frank Mazdab and Dr. Ananya Mallik, 2020-2021.

Media Development/Management.

Social Media Director at MFM, Website Development, Logo Design, Media Creation, Writing, and More

Fault Mapping.

Practiced Mapping Formations and Faults within the Goldstrike Open Pit for Nevada Gold Mines.

Event Creation & Execution.

Designed and Implemented Fireside Chats, Networking Events, and More in Order to Successfully Advance the Mission of YMP AZ.

Economic Mineral Exploration/Prospecting.

Field Experience with Epithermal Systems, Pegmatites, and Carlin-Style Gold Deposits. Mined Gem Amethyst and Mineral Specimens Underground at the Last Chance Mine, Creede CO.

Experimental Design.

Studied and Executed Experimental Design for Remote Testing of Gold Concentration Processes for MFM.

Excel

Experience with Data Processing, PowerPivot, Graphing, Chemdraw, and More. Used Extensively When Calculating and Forecasting Haulage for Carlin Area Mines for Nevada Gold Mines.

Other Courses.

Macro/Micro-Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Political Science, Supply Chain Logistics, Architectural Design, and Logistics Engineering

AutoCAD.

Practiced Producing Models, Surfaces, Plots, and Designing Plans for Goldstrike Open Pit Mine. Created Script for Converting Drone-Produced Point Clouds Into Clean 3D Topo Maps

Other Software.

All Microsoft Software, MineStar, Jigsaw, Deswik, and Matlab.

Lapidary Arts.

Created Business, Cholla Lapidary, to Sell Self-Sourced Cabochons, Mineral Specimens, and Other Lapidary Works. Created Unique Agate Mezzanine Knives.

Ideal Work

Character

Purposeful

Creative Project-Based Problem Solving

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Planning & Execution

Goal-Oriented

Curious

Systems Thinking

Calm

Effective Communicator

Self-Sufficient

Interests & Hobbies

Rockhounding

Mountain Biking

Design

Cooking

Tinkering

 

Projects

Where my Ambitions and Passions Come to Fruition

 

Young Mining Professionals Arizona

Founder and President of YMP AZ. We are an organization advancing the mining industry through working to enrich the next generation of mining leaders.

Mercury Free Mining

An innovative non-profit dedicated to sourcing and implementing novel mercury alternatives for artisanal and small-scale gold miners globally.

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Cholla Lapidary

Cholla Lapidary is my cabochon, lapidary art, and mineral specimen business.  It is the result of years of collecting and practicing the lapidary arts.

Speaking & Writing

Please contact me for any inquiries about speaking and/or writing! I enjoy the opportunity to contribute and/or participate in constructive conversations.