It is clear to everyone who knows him that Mick Shmazian understands better than many the importance of maintaining stability in the minerals markets. When stability is in question, it becomes way too easy for some large players in the markets to control and manipulate the market to their own benefit, which usually means to the detriment of others. That makes what Mick Shmazian and other professional mineral prospectors do a very important part of the industry and the overall economy. It is always necessary for prospectors to do their job well and consistently.
When it comes to locating new resources on a constant basis, Mick Shmazian’s decades of experience has been lauded by many and he is considered an expert in the prospecting field nowadays. Mick absolutely defies the stereotype of a prospector, in that he is not a man with a pick, wearing a big hat and riding a donkey through the American Southwest. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t great at what he does. And since what he does is critically important for mining companies who extract these minerals, as well as for the manufacturing companies who depend on a ready supply, he is important.