“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.).

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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.