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I2M Associates, LLC is a professional practice offering experienced geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, and other scientists with many years in mineral exploration and project management, mergers and acquisitions, and environmental assessments, including Brownfields redevelopment. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the mining industry, the environmental industry, the U.S. government, and the legal community in the U.S. and overseas.

Led by Jeffrey D. King, P.G., and Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., the Principals have served industry in the U.S. and on behalf of companies overseas for decades. Mr. King has served Fortune 500 companies such as Bethlehem Copper, MolyCorp, DuPont and Weyerhaeuser, and for international and national consulting groups in mining and environmental engineering based in Houston and the Seattle area, such as Watts, Griffis and McOuat (WGM) and Campbell, Foss and Buchanan, Inc. (CF&B). He also served as Mine Manager for a gold and silver mine in Nevada.

Mr. Campbell has served the Conoco Mining Group in Australia and Wyoming; Teton Exploration; Div. of United Nuclear Corporation in Casper; Texas Eastern Nuclear, Inc.; Pioneer Nuclear, Inc.; Omega Energy Corporation in Houston; and a number of national environmental engineering groups, such as Law Engineering, NWWA, ERM, and others in Seattle and Houston. After leaving the DuPont environmental group in the mid-1990s, Mr. Campbell spent almost 20 years in private practice as a senior consultant, expert witness and consulting expert, principal instructor, and senior program manager before joining I2M Associates, LLC to serve as the Chief Geologist/ Principal Hydrogeologist and Vice President of I2M (more).

Together with a number of senior environmental and mining associates, I2M Associates conducts and manages a variety of geoscience programs in Texas, Washington, and elsewhere in the U.S. and around the World, supporting both mining and environmental projects, including real estate-related Brownfields projects.

I2M Associates Services

I2M Associates provides for the geological and engineering needs of the mining industry and environmental requirements of the petrochemical, oil and gas, and other industries. I2M Associates also serve Tier I and II environmental consultants (i.e., large national and local groups) by providing a confidential adjunct source of Principal-, Senior- and Project-level hydrogeologic guidance on RCRA, CERCLA and other environmental projects.

With many years of national and worldwide experience, the personnel at I2M Associates have completed numerous investigations and projects, many of which remain confidential, for consulting companies, industry, and government agencies in the U.S. and overseas. These projects have also involved management services (senior oversight, project staff augmentation, and project QA/QC for major consulting companies), dispute resolution, as well as other functions and responsibilities in a range of activities involving numerous environmental and geotechnical projects, including Brownfields projects, mining projects, hydrogeological investigations of contamination sources, ground-water remediation planning, design and analysis, ground-water supply and mine dewatering assessments, resource development and facility maintenance projects.

I2M Associates offers demonstrated technical expertise led by senior professionals who have maintained professional standing in industry for many years; some I2M Associates have more than 40 years of professional activity in the environmental, water supply and mining fields. I2M Associates offer substantial professional experience to the client. In addition, an extensive network is maintained of additional independent scientific and engineering associates to draw on who are capable of providing specialized project support to I2M Associates projects when needed.

The I2M Associates' senior professionals serve as editors for the I2M Web Portal (previously known as the IET Web Portal), as well as in various pro bono roles in a number of professional societies and associations. Over the years, the I2M Associates team has brought extensive experience, proven integrity, and demonstrated resourcefulness to client projects. Using the latest technology and online information gathering and presentation techniques, the I2M Associates team provides clients, industry and other consultants, as well as attorneys, with strong support in developing optimum solutions for projects and cases.

I2M Associates, LLC began a new "Field Alerts" program in July, 2013 involving the I2M Web Portal designed to advise geoscientists and others concerning potential health threats when working in the field. As reports come in to I2M Web Portal personnel, they will list them collectively as "A Field Alert" via a link (here) and via a Navigation Tab on top right of the I2M web page as Web Portal, which leads to the same list of Alerts (here).

I2M Associates News

The following news items relate to non-confidential I2M projects / activities only:

May 1, 2015 - I2M's Web Portal is approaching a major milestone in database content and internet popularity, Jeffrey D. King, President and CEO of I2M Associates, LLC, announced today in Seattle (more). He said that we are pleased regarding the reception of the interactive I2M Web Portal is receiving and invites all to participate in the venture. The evolving objective of this venture is to provide relevant information on a range of topics we are involved in either with Client projects or via pro bono activities in professional societies on energy-source selection, mining, and associated environmental issues in the U.S. and around the World. This venture is an expansion of our group's previous efforts to define and offset the widespread impact of the various forms of media that are disseminating misrepresentations, misleading claims, and falsehoods published in local and national newsprint, on-air, and via the Internet, especially in the U.S. (more).

February 25, 2015 - Jeffrey D. King, I2M's President and CEO announced this morning at the Seattle office that he has appointed a new Senior Associate to the existing group of I2M Associates. Mr. Frank Breen, P.G. will serve as an Associate Senior Hydrogeological Associate and Project Manager, based in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He has extensive experience in both environmental and mining-related projects (more). His focus over the years has centered around Compliance / Risk Management / Remediation / Site & Program Management / Contract Management / Litigation Support with major environmental engineering consulting companies such as: Environmental Resources Management, Inc., Terracon, Woodward Clyde Consultants, Waterloo GeoScience, and he served as a Research Assistant at Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research. Mr. Breen will be reporting to I2M's Chief Geologist and Principal Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., in the Houston office.

January 28, 2015 - I2M personnel were on the go again in SE Asia during December and January. Jeffrey D. King, P.G., I2M's President and CEO, and Stephen W. Duggan, I2M's Construction Manager, returned from a second visit to Cambodia where they are evaluating properties for possible acquisition and becoming familiar with the country’s mining and environmental laws and regulations.

December 17, 2014 - The publication, Growth Faulting and Subsidence in the Houston, Texas Area, has been released after more than 10 years of research and discussions among the geological community in the Houston area (more), which is consistent with the goals of the IET Sponsored Research Program (more). The Guide was produced by I2M's Chief Geologist and Principal Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H.; by I2M's Project Manager & Mining / Environmental Geological Associate, M. David Campbell, P.G.; by I2M's Senior Engineering and Environmental Associate, Richard C. Bost, P.E., P.G.; and by Henry M. Wise, P.G., Senior Geologist and Remedial Services Senior Specialist for SWS Environmental Services, La Porte, Texas. The Guide was announced on the LinkedIn Houston Geological Society blog for members of the Engineering and Environmental Group (here), and on LinkedIn AIPG blog (here) and on the AIPG-TX website (here).

November 19, 2014 - As Chair of the Committee on Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earth Minerals) of the Energy Minerals Division (AAPG), and I2M's Chief Geologist/Principal Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., presented the Committee's 2014 Mid-Year Report by teleconference during the Division's meeting today (more).

October 31, 2014 - By invitation from the EMD President, an article has been published by I2M's Chief Geologist/Principal Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, in AAPG's The Explorer, November issue, 2014. It is entitled: Notoriety Notwithstanding, Nuclear Revival is Under Way (more). This is a summary of the original article entitled: A Perspective on Nuclear Power, Uranium, and Post-Fukushima Revival (more). See the latter... for the rest of the story.

September 30, 2014 - Jeffrey D. King, I2M's President and CEO announced this morning at the Seattle office that I2M's Chief Geologist, Michael D. Campbell, has been elected a Fellow by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Mr. Campbell thanked the AIG by e-mail for their recognition and noted that he spent his first four professional years in the Australian outback on exploration projects during the latter 1960s under the supervision and encouragement of Brian Fitzpatrick and Rossi Grasso (well-known senior geological consultants based in Adelaide) at the time employed as Consultants to the Conoco Mining Group under Robert N. Arrington, Vice President, based in Sydney. They would have been pleased. Mr. Campbell also thanked the senior geologists in Townsville and Adelaide who served as his sponsors for the AIG election.

September 14, 2014 - I2M's Chief Geologist/Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., M. David Campbell, P.G., I2M's Senior Geologist, Jeffrey D. King, P.G., I2M's President and CEO, and Henry M. Wise, P.G., Remedial Services Senior Specialist, SWS Environmental Services, LLC., have released a post-publication article entitled "Coal, Just Not for Burning" (more). The article was first published in the AIPG's Journal of The Professional Geologist in the July-August-September Issue, 2014 (more), pp. 21-25.

July 14, 2014 - Jeffrey D. King, I2M's President and CEO announced this morning at the Seattle office that he has appointed a new Senior Associate to the existing group of I2M Associates (more). James A. Saunders, Ph.D., P.G., will serve as a Senior Geological & Hydrogeological Associate, based at Auburn University, Alabama. He has extensive experience in both environmental and mining-related projects (more).

June 25, 2014 - I2M Associates, LLC has updated and re-released the 2007 position paper in PDF format on combating news media bias against uranium exploration, mining, and domestic nuclear power for generating electricity. I2M will continue to encourage those interested in examining media bias to submit examples from the media of such bias (more).

April 12, 2014 - As Chair of the Uranium (Nuclear Minerals and Rare Earth) Committee of the Energy Minerals Division (AAPG), and I2M's Chief Geologist/Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., presented the Committee's 2014 Annual Report at the Division's meeting April 5, 2014 during the AAPG Annual Conference in Houston (more). Forbes.com presented a summary of the report (more).

April 5, 2014 - Jeffrey D. King, I2M's President and CEO announced this day that a valued member of I2M Associates, LLC has passed away. William H. Tonking, Ph.D., I2M's Senior Mining Associate, passed on March 3, 2014 in Houston. A number of professional memorials were published by: the Geological Society of America (more); the Society of Mining and Exploration (more), and the Houston Geological Society (more). He will be missed.

February 11, 2014 – I2M Principals and staff were on the go in SE Asia in January. Jeffrey D. King, P.G., I2M's President and CEO, and Stephen W. Duggan, I2M's Construction Manager, have just returned from an extended visit to Cambodia where they are evaluating properties for possible acquisition and becoming familiar with the country’s mining and environmental laws and regulations. I2M's Chief Geologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H. and one of I2M's Senior Geologists, M. David Campbell, P.G., also just returned from a 10-day evaluation for a client of existing mines and associated geology in SE Asia that have historical production of gold, silver and base metals.

December 15, 2013 - Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., I2M's Chief Geologist/Hydrogeologist has just published a review titled: "Uranium, Thorium, and Associated REEs of Industrial Interest," in Unconventional Energy Resources: 2013 Review of the Uranium Commodity Committee Activities of the Energy Minerals Division, American Assoc. Petroleum Geologists, in PDF format (see PDF pages 44-61) prior to the release of the paper in the Journal of Natural Resources Research, Vol. 23, No. 1, January Issue, Springer Publishing for the paginated journal article (more).

December 1, 2013 - I2M's President, Jeffrey D. King, P.G., announced today that in a communication from President Shilston of the Geological Society of London dated November 27, 2013, he announced that I2M's Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., Chief Geologist/Hydrogeologist, was elected a Fellow of the Society and subsequently a Chartered Geologist during the General Meeting of the Geological Society of London (more). Mr. Campbell replied to President Shilston that he was indeed pleased to learn of the elections and intends to become active in the GSL's Mineral Deposits Study Group, the Hydrogeological Group, and the Forensic Geoscience Group.

November 22, 2013 - As Chair of the Committee on Uranium (Nuclear and Rare Earth Minerals) of the Energy Minerals Division (AAPG), and I2M's Chief Geologist/Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., presented the Committee's 2013 Mid-Year Report by teleconference during the Division's meeting today (more).

November 8, 2013 - I2M's Chief Geologist/ Hydrogeologist, Michael D. Campbell, was recently elected as a European Geologist (#1132) by the European Federation of Geologists in Bruxelles, Belgium (more). Mr. Campbell indicated that he was pleased that he has been so honored by the EFG group, especially since I2M has expanded over the past 5 years as a world-wide consulting company which will increase I2M exposure to potential European, Middle Eastern, African, Asian, and South-East Asian clients.

October 28, 2013 - Jeffrey D. King, I2M's President and CEO announced this morning at the Seattle office that Samuel Romberger, Ph.D. based in Golden, Colorado has been appointed as a new Senior Geological Associate to the existing group of I2M Associates (more). He has extensive experience in both geochemical studies and mining-related projects (more).

October 25, 2013 - Wishbone Gold plc, an I2M Client, has just released encouraging exploration results on gold and copper prospects within the Wishbone II tenement in NE Queensland, Australia (more1, more2). I2M Associates, LLC serves as an independent consultant to WBG management. The Company is listed on the London AIM and on the OTC in New York. I2M prepared the CPR on the tenement in 2012 (more3).

September 25, 2013 - Mr. Mohammed Njari, an I2M Assistant Geological Associate, just returned from an extended visit to the Kingdom of Morocco. He not only visited with family, but also met with personnel of The Department of Research and Development to advise them of the capabilities and experience of I2M Associates, LLC in exploration programs, mining development programs, and associated environmental programs involved in industrial minerals (e.g., phosphate, potash, etc.), energy minerals (e.g., uranium, thorium and rare earths), and precious and base metal projects (e.g., gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, and other commodities).

September 24, 2013 - Publishing under the pen name of Vincenzo Spiaggi, one of I2M's Senior Geological Associates, Bruce Rubin, has just announced the release of his new book, The Antelope Farm. This is his 10th novel, many of which have geological themes (here). He is a geologist, management consultant, novelist, journalist, fine arts photographer, and screenwriter. He has lived and worked professionally throughout the United States, in Canada and the Middle East.

September 23, 2013 - Jeffrey D. King, P.G., President and CEO of I2M Associates, LLC in Seattle announced today that I2M's Associate Geophysicist, Dr. Mustafa Saribudak, P.G. has just published a paper in the Bulletin of the South Texas Geological Society this month on how resistivity and natural potential (NP) methods together help to characterize subsurface geology (more). Dr. Saribudak was also just appointed as Treasurer of the Austin Geological Society.

Feel free to contact us to discuss your project needs or to arrange a speaking engagement by one of our Associates for a professional training session, a technical conference, society meeting, or for a graduation ceremony or other function where the knowledge and experience of our Associates may be of interest to your group.