Tim Oliver

Expert Engineer

Tim Oliver is a noted specialist in mine project development engineering and environmental management. Tim's 40 years of mining experience span all  stages of mining from exploration to closure.

Tim gained his operating experience, starting in 1977, with producing companies including Magma Copper Company, Exxon Minerals and Phelps Dodge. From 1992 to 2003 he consulted independently on a variety of mining-related environmental projects.

In 2003 Tim pivoted to mine project study manager and NI 43-101 qualified person (QP) with M3 Engineering and Technology, Tetra Tech and as an independent consultant. Tim has lead or contributed to dozens of NI 43-101 studies for mine projects throughout North and South America.

Tim visited nearly 200 separate mining sites over his 40-year career. Visits ranged from single site visits for due diligence exercises to multiple-year assignments as a full-time employee at producing mines. The count also includes nearly one hundred engineering project-related activities, many involving multiple site visits. Most projects were in North America, including many in Mexico. Outside North America, he’s completed major projects in Peru, Brazil, Chile and Serbia.

Oliver occasionally contributes items on engineering topics to Exploration Insights, by Brent Cook and Joe Mazumdar; the leading investment newsletter on worldwide mine exploration and development. Tim has been interviewed a number of times on Canada’s Business News Network and is a valued speaker at mining forums.

He holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (1976) and is a registered professional engineer in Arizona and Colorado, USA, and Alberta, Canada.