Russ Sheets

Russ Sheets

Russ has nearly 20 years of experience using geological information to understand site conditions and make recommendations for mining projects. He has experience planning and executing investigations for new mine development, existing operations, and grounds failures. Russ has worked on projects from the pre-feasibility stage through mining, this included the interpretation and analysis of geologic data to develop practical solutions for stable designs that mitigate geohazard risks.  Additionally, Russ has implemented inspections and monitoring systems to understand soil and rock behavior. Russ’s background is founded on over 13 years of on-site, operational mining geotechnical experience on the Carlin Trend in northern Nevada.



Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Professional Engineer (AZ, CO, ID, MN, MT, ND, NE, NV, SD, UT, WY)

SME Registered Member (Un-Iss)


MS, Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Barr Engineering Co.
234 West Century Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58503
Phone: +1 701-255-5479

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