Entrepreneurial Geosciences

Some entrys have been presented by CEGS and some are short courses which have been taken by CEGS students.

May 07, 2017 Lima, Peru
Instructor: Dr. Philip Goodell and Dr. Castulo Molina, with principle assistants MS. Roshelly Paliza, Marc Lucero (MS in process) and Tony Garcia (PhD in process)
CEGS was invited to be an Institutional partner for the 10th international Congress of Prospectors and Explorers ProEXPLO 2017 in Lima, Perú, and to present a Short Course before the convention along with other short courses and field trips to main deposits and projects in Perú.

9 hours lenght in spanish,This course focused on the technical, financial and social aspects of discovery with an emphasis on an integrated approach utilizing diversified resource case studies. Today more so then ever before, aspiring entrepreneurs in the exploration industry cannot afford to ignore the unified approach that is required to bring a mine into production. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the mining sector and discovery is the point at which all things become possible. In the excitement of exploration, entrepreneurs and by extension investors, plunge into common pitfalls, which can result in costly yet easily avoidable mistakes

-          The course was given in collaboration with “The Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP)” institution in charge of the convention organization

-          Travel and hotels expenses were cover by the IIMP.

-          Course Certificates and booklets were issued by the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers and signed by Dr. Philip Goodell and Dr. Castulo Molina

Prospectors And Developers of Canada (PDAC)

March 3-8, 2017 Toronto, Canada
Every UTEP student attending took a 2 day short course.

Mineral Exploration

December 11 -14, 2016 Sylvinite, New Mexico
Geochemical and Geophysical exploration, Sylvinite Prospect, New Mexico. 18 students

Prospectors And Developers of Canada (PDAC)

March 1-6, 2015 Toronto, Canada
Every UTEP student attending took a 1 day short course.

Technical Session

November 11, 2014 - UTEP, El Paso, Texas
Dr. Philip Goodell, Dept of Geological Sciences.


November 1-3, 2014 - University of Texas at El Paso
8 Student participants

Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Mexico provided by Technical Innovations and a new law with respect to future hydrocarbon exploration and production.

February 20 & 21, 2014 - Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico

10 hours in length in Spanish, Dr. Philip Goodell, and Principle Assistants (PA) Dr. Carlos Martinez P., Dr.  UACJ , Martin Sandoval R., Victor Avila., and Manuel Moncada .

1.       Announcement and Program are given (here).   Power Point presentations were both created and taken from the Internet. 

2.       The Center’s presentation was in collaboration with the Colegio de Ingenieros Geologos.  Colegios are professional organizations located in most states and many professions in Mexico.

3.       Initiation of this idea was from the Center.

4.       Cost to the Center:  minimal; some travel expenses. The Colegio and Coeur Inc. personnel covered the significant costs.

5.       Impact. Fifty five people paid the Colegio 800 pesos ($75) for the Short Course.

This was a tremendous, exceptional, response by the geoscientists and business people of Chihuahua City.  Participation by the audience was encouraged and the response was immense.

6.       Certificates.(certificate)  Fifty five Certificates were issued by the Colegio and a professional certificate organization, and signed by 3 people.

7.       Video.  A video was made of most of the Program.  Excerpts are found here.

8.       Evaluation.  Solicitation of comments was undertaken.  Detailed results are given here.

Micromine Short Course with TRER 

On April 12-14, 2013, El Paso, Texas

The Center collaborated with TRER (Texas Rare Earth Resources, OTCQX: TRER) to bring a 4-day short course to the campus, and 9 individuals took advantage of this opportunity. Micromine (micromine.com) is an advanced software for data management and display for drilling programs in mineral exploration. TRER (www.trer.com) is a junior exploration company with a major heavy rare earth deposit near Sierra Blanca, TX, where some of the students in the course have been employed.


September 2013/ May 2015 , El Paso, Texas

Web-based, Temporary License purchased Approximately 700 student hours accomplished. Diverse topics.