FactRight Webinar: Drilling Down Mineral Valuations in Conservation Easement Programs 

Monday, August 20, 2018, 3:00 PM—3:30 PM CDT

Over the last few years FactRight has reviewed a number of investment programs that offer investors mining and conservation easement options. As part of these investment programs, product sponsors engage a consulting geologist to complete a mineral valuation report, which the product sponsor relies on to project investor returns and estimate the value of a conservation easement. Because of the significant role the mineral valuation report plays in the offering and FactRight’s commitment to providing a detailed assessment of offering risks, FactRight has engaged Dr. Andrew Schissler, professor of practice at the Colorado School of Mines to perform independent assessments of sponsor-obtained mineral valuation reports for these types of investment programs in the future.

Join us on this webinar to learn more about:

  • Why mineral valuations are important when considering mining and conservation easement strategies
  • How Dr. Schissler assesses the estimated value of mineral rights
  • The key due diligence considerations to consider when reviewing investment programs that have a mining strategy

About the Presenters

Russell Putnam is FactRight’s primary analyst for due diligence of conservation easement, oil and gas, and private placement investments. Prior to joining FactRight, Russell served as a document review attorney and a compliance consulting analyst.  Before earning his juris doctor degree, Russell managed the acquisition due diligence process, collateral pooling, and distribution process for the issuance of asset- and mortgage-backed securities. Russell is a magna cum laude graduate from Hamline University School of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Olaf College.

Dr. Andrew Schissler, PE, is a professor of practice and adjunct at the Colorado School of Mines in Mining Engineering and coordinates the national examination for Professional Engineering Licensure for Mining/Mineral Processing for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. Dr. Schissler has 44 years of experience in mining engineering and the business of mining, including more than 30 years working directly for mining companies in various capacities, ranging from laborer to executive vice president. Dr. Schissler has performed more than 65 due diligence mineral studies and valuations worldwide in all mineral lines, including energy, metals, and industrial minerals. Dr. Schissler earned his doctorate and bachelor of science degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Regis University.