Appendix C
Committee on Seismic Signals from Mining Activities

Thomas J. O'Neil is Executive Vice-President for Operations of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc; in addition he is President of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company and Cliffs Mining Company. Dr. O'Neil is responsible for five North American iron ore mines, which are the leading supplier of high-quality iron ore products to the steel industry. He has a wealth of experience with many mining activities. Dr. O'Neil previously was head of the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Thomas J. Ahrens is W. M. Keck Professor of Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. He organized, built, and directed the first academic laboratory in the United States devoted to understanding dynamic properties of earth and planetary materials. Dr. Ahrens has recently investigated the generation of shear waves from explosions in spherical cavities.

Catherine T. Aimone-Martin is professor and chair of the Department of Mineral and Environmental Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Aimone-Martin has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Explosives Engineers. She authored the chapter on blast design of the Society of Mining Engineering Handbook. Dr. Aimone-Martin is a member of the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics.

Robert R. Blandford was director of seismic research in the Alexandria Laboratory of Geotech Teledyne, Inc., and Program Manager for Seismic Research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prior to joining the Air Force Technical Applications Center as a Senior Scientist located at the Center for Monitoring Research where he performs research and works on technical aspects of policy issues related to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.



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--> Appendix C Committee on Seismic Signals from Mining Activities Thomas J. O'Neil is Executive Vice-President for Operations of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc; in addition he is President of The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company and Cliffs Mining Company. Dr. O'Neil is responsible for five North American iron ore mines, which are the leading supplier of high-quality iron ore products to the steel industry. He has a wealth of experience with many mining activities. Dr. O'Neil previously was head of the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona. Thomas J. Ahrens is W. M. Keck Professor of Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. He organized, built, and directed the first academic laboratory in the United States devoted to understanding dynamic properties of earth and planetary materials. Dr. Ahrens has recently investigated the generation of shear waves from explosions in spherical cavities. Catherine T. Aimone-Martin is professor and chair of the Department of Mineral and Environmental Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Aimone-Martin has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Explosives Engineers. She authored the chapter on blast design of the Society of Mining Engineering Handbook. Dr. Aimone-Martin is a member of the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics. Robert R. Blandford was director of seismic research in the Alexandria Laboratory of Geotech Teledyne, Inc., and Program Manager for Seismic Research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prior to joining the Air Force Technical Applications Center as a Senior Scientist located at the Center for Monitoring Research where he performs research and works on technical aspects of policy issues related to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

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--> Blair M. Gardner is the Assistant General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs of Arch Coal, Inc. Mr. Gardner is an attorney and is responsible for environmental and regulatory affairs related to mine operations. Michael E. Karmis is professor and chairman of the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University. Dr. Karmis’ expertise is in rock mechanics, particularly underground stresses and strains, mine subsidence, and mine design. William Leith is a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. Dr. Leith is Chief of the Special Geologic Studies Group, which specializes in geologic studies of foreign countries, including work related to the monitoring and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban. Much of his recent work has concentrated on mining-related seismology in the former Soviet Union. Jean-Michel M. Rendu is Vice President for Resources and Mine Planning, Newmont Gold Company; Dr. Rendu was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He is expert in optimizing mine operations. Recent interests include effective transfer of advance mining technology in remote parts of the world. John E. Wiegand is president of Vibronics, Inc. in Evansville, Indiana. Mr. Wiegand specializes in blasting seismology and vibrational effects. He previously worked for the state of Indiana as a mine inspector and blasting specialist. Zavis M. Zavodni is Chief, Geotechnical Engineer with Kennecott Utah Copper. Dr. Zavodni is an expert on geomechanics and slope stability, a major factor in design of rock blasting.