Larry Smith is a mining engineer with over 40 years experience in economic evaluations and project engineering for mining, metallurgical, and industrial projects. He holds a B.A.Sc. from the University of Toronto and an M.Eng. Mining from McGill University.
Larry is the principal consultant at LDSA. He has worked as Director Project Evaluations at Barrick Gold and has held similar positions with BHP-Billiton Base Metals, Rio Algom, SNC-Lavalin, Kilborn, Inco, and Vale.
His evaluation experience includes economic evaluations, targeting and ranking studies, scoping studies, optimization studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, risk assessment, and due diligence work for banks and mining companies. Larry has published a number of papers on mineral project evaluation, discount rates, and risk assessment, and is considered an expert in these fields.
Larry teaches mineral project evaluation and mineral economics at the University of Toronto/Canada, Schulich School of Business at York University/Canada, as well as in-house courses and seminars. He also presents "Introduction to Mining" workshops for investors, management, finance personnel, lawyers, and indigenous peoples.
Larry has been on the executives of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) Toronto and the CIM Mineral Economics Society (MES). He is the recipient of the CIM Robert Elver award for Mineral Economics, a Fellow of CIM, and a CIM Distinguished Lecturer.