Alex Steiner has more than ten years of industry and academic experience exploring magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits and studying the petrology of large mafic magmatic systems. He is currently a Senior Geologist with Big Rock Exploration where he leverages geochemistry and petrology to provide technical insight into a range of problems and deposit types. He has previously worked for Twin Metals Minnesota LLC at the Maturi Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, and Rio Tinto Exploration at the Tamarack Ni-Cu-PGE deposit and other PGE-rich systems in northwestern Ontario. He graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s in Geology and minor in geochemistry in 2012, followed by a Master’s in Geology from University of Minnesota Duluth in 2014. He completed his Ph.D. in 2021 at Michigan State University studying the petrology of large mafic magmatic systems.