Dr. Harry E. Cook, PhD, AIPG Certified Professional Geologist, USGS Emeritus
Dr. Cook is the founder, President and CEO of Carbonate Geology LLC, an international consulting company specializing in locating and developing predictive gold-host models and gold trends for Carlin-Type of gold-hosts in carbonate platform systems. He founded Carbonate Geology LLC, in 2005, after 30 years as a Senior Research Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Here, he studied and conducted surface and subsurface work on Carbonate Platform-Slope-Basin rocks on a worldwide basis in the USA, Alberta Canada, the Yukon Territory in Canada, Mexico, the Former USSR, Central Asia and Western Europe.
Dr. Cook has consulted for major and junior gold companies such as Barrick, Newmont, U. S. Gold, Placer Dome, Queenstake, Evolving Gold, Timberline, Miranda, Maestro, Snowstorm, ATAC, Kaminak, Anthill, Almaden, Venture One Capital, Desert Star Resources and GEDEX. These studies have been conducted along the USA's major gold trends in Nevada and Utah, including the Carlin Trend, Rain Trend, Bald Mountain Trend, Getchell/Turquoise/Twin Creeks Trend, Cortez-Tonkin Springs-Roberts Mountains Trends, Eureka Trend, Independence Trend and Long Canyon Trend. In Canada, Dr. Cook has conducted surface and subsurface studies along the Yukon Territory's ATAC Rackla Trend and Anthill's Einerson Lake Trend. In the Yukon Territory, he has developed a comprehensive stratigraphic column.
He is the author of 100+ research papers, books and professional talks on energy (oil and gas), mineral resources and carbonate sequence stratigraphy as a predictive exploration tool in Carlin-Type of gold deposits. Dr. Cook is a member of several geological societies and is past President of the international SEPM Society of Sedimentary Geology and recipient of various geological awards.