Dennis Arne - Registered Professional Geoscientist
PhD, PGeo, MAIG (RPGeo)
Dennis Arne has more than 35 years experience in applied geochemistry globally.
He is currently working as a consulting geochemist and is an Associate Principal Consultant with CSA Global. He was formerly Principal Consultant - Geochemistry with CSA Global and a director of their Canadian operations until October 2017, Principal Geochemical Consultant, General Manager and Director of Revelation Geosciences Ltd (purchased in 2012 to form CSA Global Canada Geosciences Ltd), a Principal Consulting Geochemist with ioGlobal (now Reflex Geochemistry), and formerly Senior Geochemist with Geoscience Victoria (Geological Survey of Victoria).
Dennis ran his own geological consulting company for many years in Australia undertaking mineral exploration, environmental and geotechnical investigations. Prior to that he taught exploration geochemistry, economic geology and regolith geology at the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM-Curtin University), applied geochemistry and economic geology at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University), and introductory geology at Dalhousie University, Halifax where he was a prestigious Killam Fellow. He spent several years consulting to the international petroleum industry while a project geologist at Geotrack International, and worked several summers as a senior geological assistant for Esso Minerals and as a junior geological assistant for the Saskatchewan Geological Survey.
Dennis brings to the table practical skills related to the design and implementation of geochemical exploration programs in a wide variety of environments, advanced interpretation of results, integration with other data sets, and effective reporting. Environments he has worked in range from northern Canada, the North American cordillera, north Africa, South America and Australia.
In recent years he has overseen major regional geochemical exploration programs for Au in the Yukon, Nunavut, Suriname, Sudan, and Laos, and for Ni-Cu-PGE in northern Quebec. During this time he developed successful new approaches to sampling and data interpretation. He is a firm believer in the integration of geochemical data and interpretations with other geological information, particularly mineralogical data, and visualization of data in both 2D and 3D. Other aspects for which in which he has specific expertise include the use of portable XRF in mineral exploration and QA/QC of exploration and assay data.
He is currently a Fellow and Vice President of the Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG), a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and a Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo-Geochemistry), and a registered Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia, Canada (PGeo). He is the author or co-author of 50 refereed journal, conference publications and book chapters on the use of geochemistry for mineral and petroleum exploration, tectonics and economic geology.