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Whether the venue is a courtroom, a hearing room, a lawyer's office, or other setting, Lookout Mountain Analysis (LMA) can provide many different types of expert witness services. 

With training and experience in both the natural sciences and economics, Dr. Goerold has useful cross-cutting knowledge that can be very effective with analyzing complex inter-disciplinary natural resource issues.


bulletExpertise in mineral economics, geology, field and laboratory concepts.
bulletInnovative thinking combined with a practical knowledge of mining, oil and gas, and natural resource processes.
bulletExperience in litigation and government testimony.

Examples of Expert Witness Products

Oil and Gas Resource Estimates and Their Impact on Energy Policy and Security, U.S. House Resource Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, April 18, 2002.
Oral and written testimony before the U.S. House of Representative discussing supply and demand side for U.S. energy policy.
An Estimate of the Value of Manning-Family Mining Interests in the Mogollon Mining District, New Mexico, November 2001 February 2002. 
Valuation of silver-gold mining interests, proprietary expert witness statements and deposition.
Oil Resources in the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Testimony Before the Senate Energy Committee, April 5, 2000.
Written and oral testimony given at the U.S. Senate that delivers an expert opinion about competing resource estimates of possible oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska.

Declaration on the merits of a valuable mineral discovery at the Montanore Mine, Montana
Mineral economic analysis assessing the potential value of mineral claims in a Montana wilderness area.

Deposition on the projected profitability of the proposed New World Mine, for Beartooth Alliance, et al., v. Crown Butte Mines, Inc.
Discussion of an economic analysis of the fair-market value of gold mine near Yellowstone National Park. President Clinton signed successful buyout documents in 1996.
Royalty and Fee Provisions of S. 1126, A bill to Provide for the Disposition of Hardrock Minerals on Federal Lands
Oral and written testimony in front of the U.S. Senate containing policy analysis and financial evaluation of proposed reform of the 1872 Mining Law.

The Effect of the California Desert Protection Act, S. 11, on the Nonfuel Minerals Industry in the California Desert
U.S. Senate testimony that examines the impact of proposed National Park expansion on California's mineral industry. Legislation was later passed leading to expanded Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and creation of the Mojave National Preserve.

Do We Need Oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
Oral and written testimony given to U.S. House of Representatives examining the magnitude of the impact on U.S. energy supply of possible oil production from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Alaska.


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