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Dr John Bryan

John Bryan, now Executive Chairman, was Managing Director of McElroy Bryan Geological Services Pty Ltd (MBGS) from 1979 to 1997. He joined that consulting group in 1970 following several years of post graduate study and a period of regional mapping with the NSW Geological Survey. Since 1970 he has been involved with numerous coal exploration and coal mining ventures, mostly in Australia but also overseas. Recent assignments, personally undertaken by John, have included a large number of coal resources and reserves audits, assessments of coal exploration areas in NSW and Queensland, appraisals of operating coal mines and reviews of coal exploration programs.
Overall supervision of the geological staff at MBGS for 20 years, and assistance with a wide range of exploration programs, has provided a very comprehensive background of coal resources and reserves in Australia. Clients over the last 10 years have included major corporations involved with coal mining, small companies undertaking grassroots exploration, and consulting engineers.

Specialities
  • Coal Resource Assessment
  • Coal Geology
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
Commodity Experience:
  • Oil Shale
Regional Experience:
  • Antarctica
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • PNG

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Mr Patrick Hanna
GeologistHanna Consulting ServicesGeologist
Qualifications
  • BAppSc (Geol) NSW 1976
  • MMICA, FAusiMM (CP)
Specialities
  • Coal Geology
  • Resource Estimation, Evaluation and Audits
  • Exploration Project Management
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration Project Management
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Russia, CIS
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
  • United States

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Mr John Lea Expert Witness

John Lea is a Chartered Professional Geologist whose 24 years of work experience is predominantly in the planning and management of exploration programmes for coal and groundwater, data acquisition and their evaluation. His professional associations with Groundsearch Australia’s current clients provides him with practical experience by working directly with internationally-recognised, technical experts in drilling, geophysical logging, coal analysis, groundwater, geotechnical, environmental and human impact investigations. His wide-ranging experience and continuing professional contacts are invaluable in his current role.

Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Newcastle,
  • MMICA, MAusIMM(CP), Mine Mgr Permit (NSW)
Specialities
  • Coal Geology
  • Baseline Groundwater Investigations
    Downhole Geophysics
Areas of Practice:
  • Baseline Studies
  • Geophysics
Commodity Experience:
  • Industrial Minerals – Clay Minerals, Refractories, Abrasives
Regional Experience:
  • India

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Mr Andrew Newland
GeologistNewtuk Consulting Pty LtdGeologist

Andrew Newland has over 29 years experience working in the coal industry and in geophysical consulting. He is currently Principal Consultant /Director of Newtuk Consulting Pty Ltd based in Wollongong. His work experience has included :

Newtuk Consulting 1998 to date
Development and application of real time microseismic monitoring for windblast warnings at a number of coal mines in the Newcastle area. Geological mapping in underground coal mines and surface geological mapping in coal mine lease areas with input into the mine planning process.

BHP Engineering 1987 to 1998
Geological consulting to the Mexican coal industry to update their underground and exploration geological methodology, geophysical surveys in both coal and metalliferous mines and exploration areas including in seam seismic borehole and underground surveys, seismic tomography surveys, EM surveys, magnetometer surveys and seismic tomography surveys in Australia (NSW, QLD, SA and NT) and USA.

Kembla Coal and Coke 1974 to 1987
Underground mine geology and exploration at their Wollongong coal mines, new coal mine development, coal exploration in the Gunnedah Basin, coal tender area evaluations, seismic reflection surveys and magnetometer surveys.

Member Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Member Geological Society of Australia
Member Australasian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Member Coalfield Council of New South Wales.

Qualifications
  • BA(Earth Science) Macquarie 1973, MSc(Hons) Wollongong 1993
  • MMICA, MAusIMM, MGSA, MASEG
Specialities
  • Coal Geology
  • Geophysics
Areas of Practice:
  • Geophysics
  • Mining geology / grade control
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland

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Mr Neil Stuart Expert Witness
GeologistGeologist

With 30 years experience in the mineral industry, Neil’s career has been wide and varied. He commenced with Utah Development Co. in 1969 working in base metals, uranium and coal exploration in Australia, various African countries and Indonesia. Early in 1978 he joined Marathon Petroleum to lead their coal exploration group which became quite successful. Late in 1979, Neil launched his own consultancy practice and since then has been involved in a great variety of tasks from short term specific assignments to management of large projects carrying budgets of millions of dollars. He has also been involved in technical reporting for corporate purposes (fund raising, valuations etc). Director: Oroplata Ltd

Qualifications
  • BSc Melbourne 1970, MSc James Cook 1985
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP)
Specialities
  • Exploration Management
  • Base & Precious Metal Exploration
    Coal Exploration
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Geochemistry
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Northern Territory
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – South Australia
  • Australia – Victoria
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • East Africa
  • North Africa
  • PNG

 

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