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Stuart McCracken - Taking the first steps – Exploration establishing the foundations of responsible

Updated: May 13, 2022


Taking the first steps – Exploration establishing the foundations of responsible practices

As the start of the mining value-chain, Exploration carries the requirement to establish the foundations of responsible practices. Foremost among these responsibilities is engagement with all local communities, agencies and interested parties to gain consent or approval wherever required. Engagement must be more than the transactional delivery of information, but a transparent, respectful, and open dialogue that provides an avenue for the operator to listen, learn and incorporate local knowledge and values into the design of an exploration program. This philosophy is explored through two recent case studies from British Columbia, Canada and Northern Chile.



Dr Stuart McCracken

VP Exploration & Geoscience

Teck Resources Limited

Stuart McCracken joined Teck Resources in April 2020 as VP Exploration & Geoscience and leads Teck’s global greenfields and brownfields exploration teams and the geoscience services team that is focused on enabling operational excellence. Stuart has over 25 years of exploration and mining experience on six continents including over 10 years of corporate mining industry experience in London. Prior to joining Teck, Stuart worked at Anglo American, Western Metals and Pasminco. Stuart completed his BSc (Hons) at MacQuarie University in 1989 and received his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1997.

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