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J.H.G. van Nes

Current address:


Permanent address:

910 Arapahoe St. #A


De Dars 9

Golden , CO 80401

Tel: 720-935 -6946

1751 PD Schagerbrug


The Netherlands


To effectively apply my Mining and Geological Engineering skills and broad international experience in the areas of Mine Planning, Mine Design, Slope Stability and Site Investigation in the Mining Industry and contribute to a safe working environment.


08/04 – 05/05 :

Master of Science in “Mining Engineering”, Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A.
Specialization in (Surface) Mine Design, Geostatistical Ore Reserve Estimation, Operation Research, Cutoff Grade Optimalization and Mine Safety. Graduation date: May 2005. GPA: 3.8

09/98 – 02/04 :

Master of Science in “Engineering Geology”, Delft University of Technology, NL
Specialization in Slope Stability, Soil and Rock Mechanics and Site-Investigation

08/01 – 12/01 :

Exchange Program with Geology Department, Colorado School of Mines, U.S.A.
Courses: Foundations, Engineering Geomorphology, Case histories in Geological Engineering & Hydrology and Engineering Geology & Geotechnics.


08/05– Present : Phelps Dodge Mining Co., Safford Arizona. Engineer-II in the NAOM Mine Planning Division. Analytical and engineering work as it relates to the North America mine plans.
05/04 – 07/04 :

Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Research assistant at Department of Engineering Geology. Using Computerized Tomography to investigate aggregate and asphalt properties

08/02 – 11/02 :

Bopite Engineering cc., Eastern Cape, South-Africa. Site-investigations, damage assessment, environmental studies, slope stability and feasibility studies.’,

07/00 – 08/00 :

Deutsche Steinkohle AG (DSK), Lohberg/Osterfeld, Germany. Conducting different tasks in an underground high-tech coal mine.


01/05 -05/05 :

Independent study projects, Colorado School of Mines, USA.

  • “Rock slope stability assessment”: FEM, risk analysis, strength reduction methods.
  • “Deep Chamber Excavation Feasibility”: Stress Analysis, Excavation sequencing, support.
  • “Oil project evaluation”: Time value of money, evaluation criteria, tax consideration and risk.
  • “Network flows”: Algorithms, cut off grades optimization using Lane, pit limit analysis
08/04 – 12/04 :

Independent Study projects, Colorado School of Mines, USA:

  • “Blast fragmentation optimization”: blast mechanics, optimal fragmentation considerations.
  • “Advanced Geostatistical analysis”: Geostatistical estimation of a copper deposit and environmental risk analysis by using estimation methods including Kriging.
08/04 – 09/04 :

MSHA Training in the Edgar Mine, Underground experimental hard rock mine of Colorado School of Mines, USA. Training in different skills like drilling, blasting, and safety assessments

01/03 – 02/04 :

Thesis research: “Application of Computerized Tomography to investigate strain fields caused by cone penetration in sand".

06/00 – 05/05 :

Geological Engineering Fieldworks Spain, France , Turkey, South Africa and inthe USA . Mapping of geology, discontinuities and their properties. Identifying geological hazards. Conducting slope stability investigations and feasibility studies. .

03/02 – 04/02 :

Geophysics Fieldwork, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Application of several geophysical shallow depth investigation methods.


Languages : Fluent in English and Dutch, knowledge of German.
Computer Skills :

MS-Office, AutoCAD, SURPAC, MineSight, Qwin, Amira and GIS


Mountain biking, Mineral collecting, Kite-surfing and Reading.

International : I have lived for considerable periods in South Africa, USA and the Netherlands. I am very adaptable to different environments and cultures.
Pesonality :

Enterprising, adventurous, enthusiastic, sport-loving, persevering and social.


Curriculum in PDF (Dutch version, 8 Kbyte)
Curriculum in PDF (English version, 8 Kbyte)
Website: Jeroen van Nes, The Netherlands Update: August 2005
Address: http://www.van-nes.nl/jeroen/ Information: jeroenvannes@hccnet.nl