Lola Piché is a manager, major shareholder, and a member of the Board of Directors at North Rim. As the Director of Technical Services and Innovations she is responsible for the quality and variety of services provided by North Rim with an emphasis on continual improvement and innovation. Lola holds an (Honors) Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Geoscientist with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. She is an active member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, and Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI). Lola is also an invited member of the CIM Sub-committee for Potash Best Practices. This committee is currently working to update the CIM “Potash Best Practise Guidelines“.
As a consulting geologist, Lola’s technical expertise is in the evaluation of subsurface geology with a focus on exploration and safe mining of potash and other evaporites and industrial minerals. She has completed more than a dozen large, regional scale “mining integrity studies” for various Potash clients. These studies involved identification of geological factors that could have an effect on mine planning, roof stability or inflow risks at the mining level. Lola also works extensively on potash and evaporite exploration projects, both domestically and internationally. Her exploration work includes evaluation of potential properties, design and management of exploration programs, evaluation of exploration program results, resource calculations and NI43-101 generation as a Qualified Person (QP).