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Robert Adamson
GeologistGeologist

Bob Adamson commenced consulting in economic geology in 1993 following 25 years in technical and management positions with the CRA, Newmont, BP Minerals and Cluff groups.
He is experienced in the exploration and mining of base metal and gold deposits throughout Australia, New Zealand, southern and eastern Africa, northern Asia and northern Canada and has had significant involvement in the discovery and development of gold and base metal mines in several of these regions. He is also experienced in diamond and semi-precious stone exploration (especially eastern Australia).

Bob specialises in exploration appraisals and project management with emphasis on best-practice drilling and sampling procedures, the recording of data and the development of practical geological models of mineral deposits. He conducts geological audits of mineral resources and ore reserves for the appraisal and/or valuation of exploration and mining properties, with a focus on the geological aspects that impact mine profitability.
Clients include major mining companies, merchant banks and legal firms, and junior exploration companies in Australia and internationally. He presently provides part-time executive services to Klondike Source Limited, a gold exploration company listed on the Newcastle Stock Exchange.
His assignments extend to technical appraisals and valuations of exploration and mining properties in satisfaction of ASX and ASIC requirements, and as an expert witness in mining litigation.

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Qualifications
  • BSc Canterbury 1963, MSc(Hons) Canterbury 1966
  • MMICA, MAusIMM(CP)
Specialities
  • Gold, Base Metal & Diamond Exploration & Management
  • Geological Audits of Resources and Reserves
    Mineral Property Valuations
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Independent expert valuations
  • Literature surveys and data compilation
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Diamonds
  • Gemstones
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – All States
  • Canada
  • China
  • New Zealand
  • PNG
  • Russia, CIS

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David Balloch Expert Witness
EnvironmentalEnviroGulf ConsultingEnvironmental

David has 36 years’ experience in environmental impact assessments including 25 years in the mining and minerals industry and the oil and gas industry.

From 1985 to 1987 he was an Associate of NSR Environmental Consultants Pty. Ltd. and from 1987 to 1991 was associate Director of NSR. In 1991, David established his own environmental consulting practice David Balloch & Associates Pty. Ltd. then, in 2006, relocated to the Middle East and formed his new company EnviroGulf Consulting.

David has long-term proven experience in project management; integrated environmental planning, management and troubleshooting; environmental management systems, environmental impact assessments; water quality and aquatic ecotoxicology; environmental monitoring; environmental audit; ecological risk assessment; and environmental and peer reviews.

Qualifications
  • BA(Hons) Stirling 1972, MSc Aston 1974
  • MMICA, MAusIMM
Specialities
  • Environmental Audits
  • Water Quality
  • Environmental Impact Statements
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Areas of Practice:

  • Baseline Studies
  • Impact studies and audits
  • Tailings and waste management

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Mr David Choy Expert Witness
GeologistWedderburn Mining Pty LtdGeologist

David Choy is an independent consulting geologist, with over 25 years experience in the minerals industry. He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree (1970) from the University of Malaya and a Master of Science degree (1995) ftom Monash University, Melbourne.
He worked for Conzinc Riotinto Malaysia Limited from 1970-1982, firstly as an exploration geologist for base metals and tin, and then as a mine planning engineer. From 1982 to 1985, he was employed by CRA Exploration Pty. Limited to work as a Senior Geologist on deep lead gold exploration in Victoria. From 1985-1990, specializing on gold and mineral exploration, he was employed
by a number of mining companies in Australia. He helped acquire the zeolite project for Mount Gipps Limited which has subsequently become Zeolite Australia.
He was a founding director of Mount Wellington Gold Pty. Limited which is engaged in gold and base-metal exploration on a major greenstone belt in Victoria. From 1991-1996, he was a Director of Mount Wellington Gold Pty. Limited.
And from 1996 – present working as a consulting geologist on gold and base-metal exploration in Australia, Southeast Asia and China.

Specialities
  • Gold, Base Metals, Tin and Heavy Minerals
  • Exploration and Evaluation
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Strategy
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Literature surveys and data compilation
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Zeolite
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Victoria
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
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Mr Damian Connelly Expert Witness

Principal Metallurgist working as a Consultant. Extensive experience gained in all commodities and extractive processes including gold, copper, lead zinc, nickel, uranium and iron ore, titaniu, and vanadium. Specialist in comminution, gravity, flotation, hydrometallurgy, CIP/CIL and Merril Crowe gold & refractory gold metallurgy, heap leaching, bacterial leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning.

Damian has worked on many major projects incuding flowsheet design, process improvements, cost reduction, conceptual project development, trouble shooting, engineering tenders and financial audits. Career employment with BHAS, Zinc Corp, Peko Wallsend, Bougainville Copper, Hamersley Iron, Roxby Mgt Services, KMA Pty Ltd, Harbour Lights Mining, Aztec Mining, METS Pty Ltd over some 35 years.

Experience has been gained in plant operations, feasibility studies, detailed design, construction and commissioning and all unit operations. A wealth of hands-on operating experience as a foreman, plant metallurgist, plant superintendent, chief metallurgist and project manager which has provided a solid base to mix with engineering and construction management. Damian has also run courses in Metallurgical Accounting and Mineral Processing for industry participants.

The last 21 years have been spent working as a Principal Consulting Metallurgist for Mineral Engineering Technical Service Pty Ltd for Mining, Banking and Engineering Companies both within Australasia and overseas.

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Specialities
  • Mineral Processing
  • Feasibility Studies – Design
  • Due Diligence
  • Project Management
Areas of Practice:
  • Management services
  • Metallurgy and mineral processing
  • Operational management
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
  • Training and Education
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Industrial Minerals – Other
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Nickel and Cobalt
  • Rare Earths
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Uranium
  • Vanadium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – All States
  • Brazil
  • China
  • New Zealand
  • PNG
  • Russia, CIS

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Mr John Dunlop Expert Witness
Mining EngineerJohn S Dunlop & AssociatesMining Engineer

John is a mining engineer, whose first 20 years of professional experience was obtained as a mining company employee, rising through the ranks from machine miner to the level of General Manager Operations.

His experience spans both surface and underground mining applications in the hard rock, metalliferous field, where he holds current Mine Management Certificates of Competency (1st Class).

He has consulted on a full time basis since the early 1990’s in most fields of mining engineering, but principally project feasibility, operations management, mine design and valuation, technical audits, merger and acquisitions, corporate advice and expert witness work.

Assignments worldwide have included temperate, arctic, high altitude and tropical locations, whether high rainfall or arid.

John matriculated with honours in French and Russian, but also has some Bahasa, Melanesian Pidgin, Arabic and Spanish.

He is a Board Member of MICA and a former director of the AusIMM.

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Qualifications
  • BE(Min)(Hons) Melbourne 1971
  • MEngSc Melbourne 1979
  • P CertArb Adelaide 2001.
  • MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), FIMM, MCIM, MSME
Specialities
  • Mining Engineering
  • Project Feasibility & Technical Audits
  • Extensive International Experience
Areas of Practice:
  • Independent expert valuations
  • Mine planning and design
  • Strategic planning including company acquisition
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
  • Tenders and contracts
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Nickel and Cobalt
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Islands
  • Philippines
  • PNG
  • Russia, CIS
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
  • South America – other

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Mr George Edwards Expert Witness
ManagementSAI Global LimitedManagement

Over 40 years’ experience covers coal and coke research (BHP), coal utilisation and marketing (Joint Coal Board), marketing and market development (Coal and Allied) and Chairman/Chief Executive (Consol in Australia) and Chairman (Standards Australia).
Started Consultancy on 1st January 1985 and subsequently involved in a coal mine acquisitions/sales (for self and others), management of mining operations, coal utilisation and marketing, trading coke coals and coal blends, property evaluations and feasibility studies, industry overviews and strategies, government relations, energy studies, coal preparation, information services and corporate govenance/risk management.
Director: SAI Global Limited

Qualifications
  • BSc(Tech) NSW 1967
  • MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), FFAICD, FEI (UK), FAIE, CEng
Specialities
  • Coal Utilisation, Marketing & Sales
  • Property Evaluation/Feasibility
    Mine Equity Purchases/Sales
    Corporate Governance, Risk Management
Areas of Practice:
  • Coal washing
  • Independent expert valuations
  • New technology, research and development
  • Strategic planning including company acquisition
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Gold, Silver
Regional Experience:
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
  • United States
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Mr Rodney Elvish Expert Witness
MetallurgistB E EnterprisesMetallurgist

Rod is a Consultant Metallurgist and Company Director who has extensive operating and consulting experience in metallurgy and mineral processing. He is Chair of the Mineral Processing Commission of the International Mineral Processing Council (IMPC).

He undertakes a wide variety of technical and commercial assignments, often combining his broad production, management, director, evaluation and development experience to achieve project specific solutions. He takes a holistic approach, matching the metallurgy to site, geological, mining and corporate factors. A similar approach is taken to evaluating new technologies.

Areas of specialisation include:

  • project management
  •  complex polymetallic metallurgy including differential flotation
  • gold, other precious and base metals recovery
  • iron ore beneficiation
  • new process evaluation
  • gravity separation
  • liquid/solid separation

Rod consults to operations staff, company boards, financiers and lawyers. He manages feasibility studies, undertakes valuations, independent reports and advises on mergers and acquisitions.

Assignments undertaken include:

  • metallurgical evaluation of exploration projects
  • managing feasibility studies
  • Assessor, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • on site plant trouble-shooting and optimisation
  • evaluation of new processes and technologies
  • independent technical reports and expert witness assignments
  • financiers’ completion tests and technical audits
  • testwork design, supervision and interpretation of results
  • flowsheet development, costing and equipment selection

Major project works include the development of major iron ore and manganese projects in West Africa, advanced tungsten processing, project management of the Browns polymetallic project (NT), the assessment and development of resin based gold and cyanide recovery technologies and new processes for recovering gold from refractory gold ores. As Director and later Chairman of Allstate Explorations NL he was extensively involved in bringing the Beaconsfield Gold Mine in Tasmania back into operation.

Rod is a past President of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Councillor of the IMPC.

Qualifications:
  • FRMIT(PrimaryMet) 1970, DipGeoSc(MinEc) Macquarie 1984, Prof Cert in Arb Adelaide 2003
  • MMICA, Hon FAusIMM (CP), FIMM, FAICD
Specialities:
  • Mineral Processing & Metallurgy
  • New Technology Evaluation and Auditing
  • Due Diligence Studies
Areas of Practice:
  • Independent expert valuations
  • Metallurgy and mineral processing
  • New technology, research and development
  • Project – Management
  • Strategic planning including company acquisition
  • Tailings and waste management
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Bauxite and Alumina
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Nickel and Cobalt
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Northern Territory
  • Brazil
  • PNG

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Mr Philip Fillis Expert Witness
GeologistFillis Geological ServicesGeologist

Phil graduated in geology from the University of London in 1972 and in over 20 years of professional experience has participated in exploration programmes for base metals, gold, uranium and iron ore throughout Australia, South and West Africa, Europe and Canada. He was a staff geologist with major exploration companies including Esso and US Steel Corporation.
In 1984 he established his consultancy firm, Farnley Nominees Pty Ltd, now trading as Fillis Geological Services. Phil has extensive experience in technical reviews and producing documents to a bankable standard.

Qualifications
  • BSc London 1972, MSc Leicester 1974
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP), FIMM, CEng
Specialities
  • Exploration Management
  • Technical Reviews
    Resource Estimation
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Photogeology and remote sensing
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Canada
  • Central Asia
  • Indonesia

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Mr Stephen Gemell Expert Witness
Mining EngineerGemell Mining EngineersMining Engineer

Steve Gemell has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, having worked throughout Australasia and in Africa, North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe. He has been Principal of Gemell Mining Engineers, an independent multi-discipline consultancy, since its formation in Kalgoorlie in 1984.
The consultancy specialises in mineral property assessment, valuations, technical audits, strategic studies, operational troubleshooting, hard rock mine planning and design, feasibility studies and expert witness.
His experience includes operational management in underground and open pit mining in positions from shift boss to resident manager, which has also involved the supervision of CIP/CIL, flotation and alluvial plants. He has subsequently held executive and non executive directorships, including the positions of CEO and Chairman, in listed mining companies. He has additionally held an appointment as Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales and is currently a member of the VALMIN Committee.
He is currently non-executive chairman of Golden Cross Resources Limited, and non-executive director of Argent Minerals Limited, Eastern Iron Limited, Indochine Mining Limited and UCL Resources Limited.
He is a fellow of the AusIMM, a Chartered Professional (Mining) and a Member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers.

Qualifications
  • BE(Min)(Hons) Sydney 1976
  • Mine Mgr Cert (NSW, WA, South Africa)
    MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), MAIME
Specialities
  • Project Valuation & Technical Audits
  • Strategic Management
    Mine Planning & Design
Areas of Practice:
  • Independent expert valuations
  • Mine – Appraisal
  • Mine planning and design
  • Strategic planning including company acquisition
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Diamonds
  • Gold, Silver
  • Industrial Minerals – Clay Minerals, Refractories, Abrasives
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
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Mr Peter Goldner Expert
GeologistGoldner & AssociatesGeologist – Expert Witness

Peter graduated from Sydney University in 1967 with a Batchelor of Science Honours degree and has worked continuously as a practising geologist in numerous roles in Australia and overseas. He has extensive knowledge and experience in exploration, development and production aspects of the mining industry using a wide variety of geological and geophysical techniques; supervision and implementation of large exploration programs with annual budgets in excess of AU$18 million; provision of technical and commercial advice to client companies; target generation and country studies; exploration and evaluation of numerous deposit styles and commodities in a wide variety of geographical and geopolitical environments.
Peter is a former member of the VALMIN committee.
He has commercial experience in the negotiation of a large and diverse range of joint venture and acquisition/divestment agreements; preparation of technical reports for public documents such as prospectuses, information memoranda and documents associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestments; involvement in due diligence studies and reviews; negotiation with government departments; preparation of mining and exploration project valuations; involvement in the formation and subsequent public listing of an exploration company.
Peter was instrumental in the formation of an ASX-listed Mineral Exploration Company – Equatorial Resources Limited. He has been General Manager-Exploration of a mid-sized mining and exploration company with a geological staff of over 50 professionals, a member of the executive management committee overseeing the company’s production and exploration operations and is the Managing Director of his own mining industry consulting company.

Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Sydney 1966
  • MMICA, FAusIMM, FAIG
Specialities
  • Precious, Base & Specialty Metal Exploration and Development, Mineral Project and Evaluation, Independent Expert Reports, Expert Witness Services, Resource & Reserve Reviews
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Strategy
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • All Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • PNG
  • United States

 

 

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Mr Tom Kendall Expert
MetallurgistMetallurgist

Tom Kendall is a Consulting Engineer with 25 years’ experience in mining, mineral dressing and heavy industry. He has specialist expertise in materials handling, underground mine infrastructure, heap leach and CIP technology. Tom gained his initial nine years operations experience in underground mines, mineral beneficiation plants and quarries with WMC Resources and CSR Readymix, and is the holder of a WA Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency.
Tom has fifteen years experience as a consulting engineer in Kalgoorlie, culminating in the merger of Kendall Engineers with Sinclair Knight Merz in 1997. He left Sinclair Knight Merz in 1999 to take control of Holtfreters, a general engineering works based in Northam WA, which has been servicing WA industry for 50 years. The Holtfreters project office in Perth was established as a result of Tom’s joining Holtfreters and is undertaking engineering design and consulting work as well as smaller turnkey design and construct projects.
Tom has undertaken a wide variety of exciting projects in his career. Some involved full project design and management of mine infrastructure and treatment plants such as Bellevue and Higginsville in the WA goldfields. Others have been ground-breaking projects such as using mechanical ore sorters to separate nickel ore from gangue and the design of a high pressure pumping system to de-water the Golden Mile beneath the Kalgoorlie Super Pit in a single 700 metre vertical lift through a suspended pipe.
With most of his experience gained in close proximity to the operations of the eastern goldfields of WA, Tom has a ready appreciation of the potential impact of design philosophy on operating costs and life cycle costs.

Qualifications
  • BE, MEngSc, MBA
  • MMICA, CPEng
Specialities
  • Process Design
  • Project Management
    Materials Handling
Areas of Practice:
  • Flowsheet development and plant design
  • Materials handling
  • Management services

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Mr Michael Lawrence Expert Witness
GeologistMINVAL Associates Pty LtdGeologist

Mike Lawrence

Mike is an economic geologist with some 48 years’ international Minerals Industry experience, who provides independent valuations of exploration and mine properties, project technical audits and dispute resolution solutions.  He specialises in due diligence and mineral property technical appraisals and valuations in an ADR or litigation context, involving a very wide range of commodities [eg, coal, iron ore, base metals, nickel, gold, bauxite, phosphate, aggregates, industrial minerals, dimension stone and gemstones.

He has been a mining and geological consultant to the metalliferous, coal and quarrying industries as CEO of international resource consultancies’ regional operations [eg, the French Government’s BRGM/SEREM and the UK Robertson Group], until 1991 when he founded Sydney-based Minval Associates.

He has been widely recognised by the Industry as an independent, highly ethical expert (MICA Medal, Honorary Fellow AusIMM & FAIG, 1999, President AusIMM and its Beryl Jacka Award recipient).

He authored 99 technical papers (to end 2013), particularly on aspects of valuation, due diligence, risk, ethics and professional liability.  He has made major contributions to AusIMM’s VALMIN Code since 1991 and development of AusIMM/MICA Alternate Dispute Resolution Scheme.  Appointed 2008 to NSW Ministerial Land Access Arbitration Panel (reappointed to June 2017).

Qualifications
  • BSc(Hons1) UNSW 1966,
  • GradDipPublicSectorMgt NSWIT 1985,
  • CertArb&Med 2000,
  • MAIMVA(CMV), MMICA, FAusIMM(CPGeo), FIMM(CEng), FAIG, MIAMA
Specialities
  • Technical Assessments, Audits and Valuations
  • Exploration Strategy, Planning & Management
    Alluvial & Hard Rock Geology
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Government and public relations
  • Independent expert valuations
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Bauxite and Alumina
  • Base Metals
  • Diamonds
  • Gemstones
  • Gold, Silver
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Nickel and Cobalt
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Islands
  • Philippines
  • PNG
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
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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 Graeme Miller Expert Witness
MetallurgistSinclair Knight Merz Pty LtdMetallurgist

With over 25 years’ experience in process plant operations, design and commissioning, Graeme has participated in the development of the minerals processing industry and the application of novel techniques to many problems. He is Process Manager for one of Australiaýs largest consulting engineering companies. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and during the early part of his career was involved in the operation of plants for treating: gold, uranium, pyrite, sulphuric acid, diamond recovery, coal preparation and coal utilisation. His design capability covers all of these fields as well as being recognised as one of the leaders in the field of copper leaching solvent extraction and electrowinning. He is the leader of a team of process engineers who have made significant contribution to the advancement of various aspects of minerals processing and hydrometallurgy.
A fellow of the AusIMM with Chartered Practicing Status, member of SAIMM and of the Coal Preparation Society, Graeme has published over 40 technical papers in coal preparation and minerals processing. SKM provides services for the study, development, execution and commissioning of mineral processing plants and mining projects. Clients have included all major Australian mining companies and a wide cross section of the industry, in a variety of commodities.

Qualifications
  • BE(Chem) Queensland 1974 PREng (Chem) Queensland
  • MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), MSAIMM, MCoalPrepSoc
Specialities
  • Mineral Processing
  • Feasibility Studies
    Project Execution & Management
    Solvent Extraction
    Heap Leaching
Areas of Practice:
  • Coal washing
  • Flowsheet development and plant design
  • Heap Leach
Commodity Experience:
  • Bauxite and Alumina
  • Base Metals
  • Diamonds
  • Gold, Silver
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Middle East (inc. Turkey, Cyprus)
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
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Mr Kevin Morgan Expert Witness

Forty eight years as a geologist with governments, companies and as a consultant have provided Kevin with extensive experience in hydrogeology, climate analysis, regional geology, geochemical exploration, coal exploration and environmental geology. He commenced consulting in 1968 and in 1972 formed his independent practice which is particularly known for expertise in hydrogeology, public company reporting, valuations, waste water disposal and environmental hydrogeology.
Projects have been taken throughout the world with particular reference to Africa, South East Asia, Iran, Papua New Guinea and Russian Far East.
Kevin’s main areas of practice are in regional and arid zone hydrogeology, groundwater exploration and assessment, mine dewatering, tailings dam hydrogeology, waste water disposal, environmental hydrogeology, groundwater monitoring and statutory reporting, hydrochemistry, climate analyses and storm runoff estimation, small dam hydrogeology, and exploration property valuation.

Qualifications
  • BSc WA 1956
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP), FAIG
Specialities
  • Hydrogeology and Environment
  • Regional Exploration
    Exploration Property Valuations
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Independent expert valuations
Commodity Experience:
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – All States
  • Canada
  • Central Asia
  • East Africa
  • Indonesia
  • Middle East (inc. Turkey, Cyprus)
  • Philippines
  • PNG
  • Russia, CIS
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)

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Dr Geoffrey Oldroyd Expert Witness
Mining EngineerG C Oldroyd & Associates Pty LtdMining Engineer

A mining engineer with +40 years of experience in underground and surface operations, new projects, business development, strategy and research specialising in coal, industrial minerals, base metals and other energy fuels.

General manager and mine manager responsibilities held for operations, new mine developments, technical services, strategic/mine planning and research.

Board Director for: (i) large coal producer and (ii) Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE).

Past Chairman of Australian Coal Association & Queensland Coal Association Research Committees and current Chairman of Technical Advisory Panel for CRC ORE.

Consulting since 1996.

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Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Nottingham 1966; PhD Nottingham 1969;
  • Coal Mine Manager Cert NSW & Qld;
  • FAusIMM (CP);
  • FIMM, CEng, RPEQ, FIQA, FAIE, SPE, MAICD.
Specialities
  • Strategic & Technical.
  • Mining Engineering.
  • Project & Mine Evaluation.
  • Company Directorship
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
  • Strategic planning including company acquisition
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Coal
  • Industrial Minerals – Other
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
Regional Experience:
  • All Australia
  • Canada
  • Central Africa
  • China
  • East Africa
  • Indonesia
  • North Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • West Africa
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Mr Antony Osman Expert Witness
GeologistGeologist

Tony Osman is a Chartered Professional Geologist with over 40 vears’ experience in coal and minerals exploration and evaluation, as well as government aid and development programs. He has been involved in business development activities in Indonesia including mining and industry management information systems and human resources development. He has been a consultant for some 20 years of that time.

He has been involved in coal exploration and deposit evaluation for over 35years covering all of Australia (in particular the Bowen Basin of Queensland and the Collie Basin in WA) and Indonesia (in particular Kalimantan and Sumatra). He has reviewed anthracite deposits in North Vietnam. He has been involved in base metal exploration in Australia, Papua New Guinea (including the Bougainville Porphyry Copper-Gold project). Tony has also worked on diamonds in Kalimantan, opal in NSW, lateritic nickel in Indonesia, bauxite (Australia and Indonesia), iron ore (Indonesia and Cambodia) and general review studies.

Inter alia, he has worked for CRA Exploration. BP Australia Coal, ARCO Australia (the first Australian national to be appointed Chief Geologist) and in 1981 posted to Indonesia to establish the entire operations of PT ARUTMIN Indonesia as its first employee and first general manager/exploration manager. This company was Indonesia’s very first Coal Contractor company. Anaconda Indonesia (as General Manager), ACIL as Deputy Team Leader in Kefamenau (West Timor) on an Australian Government rural aid project.

Major clients during his consultancy/contracting years have included Alfred McAlpine International (UK). Austrade (Jakarta), Baker & McKenzie (Singapore-expert advisor), Cyprus Australia Coal, Department of Mineral Resource (NSW), NSW Coal Compensation Board, Peabody (USA), BHP-Billiton (Indonesia) and SRK Consultants.

Other groups such as AME Mineral Economics, Cambrian Resources, GRM International (Australian Government foreign government capacity building programs), Landau Corporation (New York), Herald Resources, PT Mincom lndoservices, PT Minindo Darmasakti Anugerah, New Minerals Corporation, Straits Resources, PT Vietmindo Energatama, White Mining, Xenolith Gold, Lion Resources, Kimberley Oil and Gulf Alumina have also engaged his services.

He is a past Member of the NSW Coal Compensation Board (the fourth Independent Member) and a Councillor of The AusIMM 1990-98 (including two years as Councillor Representing Overseas). He provides liaison services between The AusIMM and MICA with IMA (Indonesian Mining Association), PERHAPI (The Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals) and PII/BKT (Indonesian Inst. Eng/Minin Manpower Section).

He is a past Executive member of the NSW Coalfield Geology Council. Currently Director, MICA Inc, Past Chairman, Sydney Branch AusIMM, Past Director – International Service, Rotary Club of Lindfield.

Qualifications
  • BSc(Geo) UWA 1962, BSc(Maths&Geophys) Melbourne 1965, Cert BahasaIndonesia UKSW-Salatiga Java1990
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP), FGS, FSEG, PERHAPI, MSME, MGSA, ASEG
Specialities
  • Indonesian Specialist
  • Minerals and Coal Exploration and Evaluation
    Aid and Capacity Building Programs
Areas of Practice:
  • Literature surveys and data compilation
  • Project – Management
Commodity Experience:
  • Bauxite and Alumina
  • Base Metals
  • Diamonds
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
Regional Experience:
  • Indonesia
  • PNG

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GeologistC K Prowse & AssociatesGeologist

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the mineral and extractive industries. He caters for all facets of exploration programs, evaluation and project management, particularly in gold and base metal projects, sand and hardrock construction materials operations including dimension stone.
His work is conducted predominantly in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia. Recent briefs undertaken include regional project management, quarry development and rehabilitation planning, reserve/resource estimation, major exploration programs, prospect assessments and project generation.
Chris is also a member of the Institute of Quarrying Australia and an Associate Member of the Securities Institute of Australia.

Qualifications
  • BAppSc RMIT 1981, DipAFI SIA 1993
  • MMICA, MAusIMM(CP), AMIQ, ASIA
Specialities
  • Non-Metallics Exploration
  • (Construction Materials)
    Base & Precious Metal Exploration
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Strategy
  • Geochemistry
  • Literature surveys and data compilation
  • Photogeology and remote sensing
  • Quarrying
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Industrial Minerals – Clay Minerals, Refractories, Abrasives
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – South Australia
  • Australia – Victoria
  • Australia – Western Australia

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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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Mining EngineerVesely & Associates Pty LtdMining Engineer

Dennis Vesely has acted as a consultant in Construction Engineering since 1984 to clients that include project, civil and mining contractors, owners, design consulting firms, and other organisations. Services provided include first principle estimates of major, smaller or complicated projects to the mining and civil sectors, both in underground and surface works. Other related services from input into design, contractual matters, planning and project startups were also provided.
Projects include very long tunnels, deep mine shafts, open cut mines, river diversions, concrete and earth/rock dams, highways, concrete structures, hydroelectric works, marine works, railways, treatment plants, asset evaluation and the like. Plant and equipment evaluation, selection and operating costs are derived for equipment such as fast hard ground tunnel boring machines with continuous conveyors, slower shielded EPBM, pipe jacking, roadheaders, drill jumbos, large earthmoving plant, cranes, marine units; together with attendant service and associated equipment.
Various assignments include work on projects in all Australian States and several countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Much of the overseas work has been conceptual in nature requiring practical definition for later stages in investigation, design and tender documentation.
After graduation, he worked with major civil and mining contractors beginning with field work such as the last major Talbingo Dam in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, the St Lawrence Seaway Canal in Canada, railway tunnels in Melbourne and Sydney, bridges and other projects. Field and project engineer positions lead to that of project manager. Later within head office of contractor organisations, the position varied from planner through to chief estimator. The work continued on projects such as deep shafts and declines, tunnels, cable-stayed bridges, power stations in Australia and overseas.
He has a particular interest in putting projects together technically, commercially and with good rapport with his fellow participants in management, designers and field workers.
He is a member of AUCTA that is jointly sponsored by AusIMM and IEA.

Qualifications
  • BE (Civil) UNSW 1966
  • MMICA,  MAusIMM, FIEAust, PE (Ontario), RPE (Qld)
Specialities
  • Project Construction Engineering and Management
  • Estimating Tenders
    Underground & Surface Work
Areas of Practice:
  • Infrastructure – Mine facilities
  • Project – Management
  • Tenders and contracts
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Canada
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Islands
  • Philippines
  • PNG
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)

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Dr Robert Yeates Expert Witness
Mining EngineerROB YEATES & ASSOCIATES PTY LTDMining Engineer

Rob is a mining engineer and management consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the design, operation and management of mines. Since 1997 he has been principal of a consulting business offering services generally in the field of mine management. Services offered include feasibility studies, mine, project and company valuations, strategic planning, industrial relations, marketing and other management services.
Rob initially started with Peko Wallsend Ltd, working in open cut and underground copper, gold and tungsten mines before moving to coal. During that time he worked in various production, engineering, supervisory and marketing positions. Joined Oakbridge Ltd in 1989, firstly being responsible for marketing (1989-1991), then development (1991-1993), and then as Managing Director (1994-1997) responsible for all operations.
During this time he gained experience at senior levels in all aspects of mine management including exploration, marketing, finance, foreign exchange, insurance, business and strategic planning, budgeting, joint ventures, industrial relations, legal, environmental management, safety and project management.
From 1994 to 1997, Rob was on the NSW Minerals Council Executive and Chairman of their Environmental Committee. From 1993 to 1997 he was on the boards of the coal terminals at both Port Kembla and Newcastle and involved in all aspects of coal transportation from mine to customer. In 1992 and 1993 he was also Managing Director of Great Northern Mining NL a listed alluvial miner.

Qualifications
  • BE(Hons)(Min) NSW 1971, PhD NSW 1977, MBA Newcastle 1986, Coll Mgr Cert NSW
  • MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), FAICD
Specialities
  • Company Acquisition : Investment Strategy
  • Feasibility & Valuation Reports
    Commodity & Marketing Studies
    Coal and Iron Ore
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gemstones
  • Gold, Silver
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand

 

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