Carl Schwenk

Carl  Schwenk
  • BS Geophysical Engineering 1965
  • Geophysical Engineering 1965

Carl obtained a BS in both Geological and Geophysical Engineering from Michigan Tech in 1962 and 1965, respectively. His objective was a career in hard rock geophysics, and he obtained such a position as a Field Geophysicist with Kennecott Copper Corp. Within a few years he was serving as principal investigator and led to the discovery of the Flambeau copper-gold Mine in Rusk County, Wisconsin. The attraction of the Brazilian Precambrian then prompted him to accept a contract as Assessor em Geofisica with Cia Vale do Rio Doce. After his return to the United States he was hired as Great Lakes District Manager for Noranda Exploration where he marshaled a successful State Supreme Court challenge to Wisconsin’s Geologic Disclosure Law; he also played a role in revising their Net Proceeds Tax. Simultaneously, he continued in-house consulting for Noranda in Alaska and Australia.


Carl is an avid mountain runner and has completed 21 marathons to date, including nine consecutive age bracket wins at Pikes Peak; two of which established course records.