“Any Road Will Get You There ”

by Robert Didur, BASc, P.Eng., Calgary

Robert will present an overview of his 40+ year career in the mining business that began and ended as a geologist but encompassed a wide range of technical and management positions in a variety of physical, geological and commodity environments.

He will discuss how geology and economics knowledge and experience have played key roles throughout his career and how, along with critical out-of-the-box analytical thinking and challenging norms, resulted in significant value creation and personal satisfaction.

Highlights that will be touched on include working on one of the world’s richest ($/t) VMS deposits; discovery and development of an elephant-sized orebody in the backyard of a 35 year operation; optimization of coal and diamond mines; and discovery of a manto and vein system Ag deposit in the Kootenays.


Robert Didur is a professional engineer with 40 years comprehensive mining industry experience including 20+ years in management roles and senior positions in mine planning and development; mine engineering, geology and processing; project planning and evaluation; mine construction and open pit mining – with a consistent track record of managing complex projects and adding significant project value.

Robert is a graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Geological Engineering) from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (C.I.M.).

The Calgary Mineral Exploration Group Society offers monthly lunchtime seminars relating to geology and mining in the province of Alberta, across Canada and around the world.

MEG Calgary Monthly Luncheons – held the first Thursday every month
PRICES $20 Members
$25 Non-Members
LOCATION Ramada Hotel Downtown
Convention Level
708 – 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
TIME Doors Open at 11:30AM
Talks Commence at 12:00PM


Please confirm your intention to attend by email to vtrapnell@MEGCalgary.com so that the appropriate number of sandwiches can be ordered.

If you would like to present a lunch time talk to a keen audience of 50 or 60 professionals, please contact Glen Jones at GlenJ@IntierraRMG.com or telephone: 403-202-8683; Mobile: 403-651-3086 to submit your topic and abstract for review. If you or your company would like to sponsor a meeting please contact Glen Jones for further information.