Dan Oancea has written about mining and investing in commodities since 2005. A professional geologist who has practised in Europe and Canada, Dan is very familiar with the mineral exploration and mining industries. During the mining lean years, Dan occupied management positions at private companies involved in oil exploration and other types of businesses. Since 2006, Dan has also acted as a freelance prospector and an independent geologist. He owns and develops precious metals mineral tenements in British Columbia, Canada. Dan is also a professional geoscientist and a geological consultant for the mining industry. He started writing for the Investing News Network in January 2013.