Zack Smith -


Prior to joining Congdon & Company, Zack Smith's focus was upon hydrothermal
mineral resources development, reservoir characterization, and natural hazard
modeling. A sampling of scientific engagements/accomplishments include:

   - Visiting Scientist (Invited) – Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences
   - NASA Space Sciences Research Grant
   - Geological Society of America Graduate Research Grant


Commercial and Extractive Industry Appraisal/Valuation
• 300 Hours AQB Qualifying Education – The Appraisal Institute & McKissock
• Appraisal Institute Designation Education – 2 of 6 Mandatory Courses Complete
• Argus DCF 15 – Beginner & Intermediate Packages
• Associate Member (Oil, Gas, and Mining Interest Valuation) – International          
Institute of Mineral Appraisers


Binghamton University, State University of New York
Master of Business Administration – Finance, Expected May 2015
Graduate Certificate in Leadership, Expected May 2015
A.B.D. –Geological Sciences

Alfred University
Bachelor of Arts Geology and General Sciences, May 2007



McKissock Short Course: Impact of Extractive Industries upon Residential Real
Estate, course delivered through both distance and classroom format, Real
Estate Appraiser Continuing Education in State of Pennsylvania.

Small Firm Risk in New Hydrocarbon Plays, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and
Exploration Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, February 2015.

Market Extraction of Income Modeling Parameters in New York and
Pennsylvania, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration Annual
Conference, Denver, Colorado, February 2015.

Fluctuations in Hyperbolic Variables in the Marcellus: Formation
Characterization and Economic Implications, AAPG Expo/Appalachian Geological
Society Mudrock Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia, November 2013.

Student Reactions to Investigative Approach in Courses About Venus and Mars,
American Geophysical Union Abstract ED33B-1386; American Geophysical Union
Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2006.

Martian Sinkholes, Arkansas-Oklahoma Center for Space and Planetary Science
Research Colloquium, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July 2005.

Martian Depressions: Implications for Large-Scale Evaporite Deposits, NASA
Abstract #1071 by Zackery E. Smith (PI), Dr. Jason Tullis, and Dr. Ken Steele;
NASA 37th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, Houston, TX, March 2006


Smith, R. (2012). Organic Chemistry 1: Lecture Guide. Ideal Quill Publishing. Z.
Smith, Ed.

Ickes, H. (2012). Biology Study Guide and Outline Part 1: Cells, Energy,
Replication, Inheritance, and Evolution. Ideal Quill Publishing. Z. Smith, Ed.


Brine sources, evolution, and potash extraction potential in the Lop Nor Region,
China – with the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences Institute for Mineral

Evolution and energy production potential of hydrothermal lakes in lower Great
Rift Valley, Kenya – with the National Oil Corporation of Kenya and Magadi Soda

Feasibility of Lithium, Boron, and Potassium extraction from Laguna Verde, Chile
- with the Pan-American Lithium Corporation(now the First Potash Company)
Zack Smith, Geologist/Valuation Specialist
Phone: 607-757-0435
Fax: 607-757-0742