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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 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 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 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 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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Dr Gary McArthur

The first 23 years of Gary McArthur’s work experience (1971-1993) were spent as a career mine geologist, with lengthy periods at Mount Isa (Cu), Jabiluka (U-Au), Cleveland (Sn-Cu) and Hellyer (Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu). At Hellyer in Tasmania, he led the post-discovery geological team for 10 years through the drilling delineation stage, feasibility assessment, mine development and ultimately, into full production. This was followed by 5 years as part of Aberfoyle’s senior feasibility team providing geological and resource/reserve input for potential acquisition ventures and advanced exploration projects.
In the field of resource estimation, he has had lengthy experience since 1980 with the geostatistical assessment of mineral resources over a large variety of deposit styles and remains a fluent user of Datamine mining software. His association with metallurgists at Hellyer led to the development of groundbreaking advances in the often-neglected area of ore characterisation. Concurrent research on sulphide microtextures within the Hellyer VHMS deposit led to the award of Ph.D. from the University of Tasmania in 1997.
In 1998, Dr McArthur formed McArthur Ore Deposit Assessments Pty Ltd (MODA) to provide specialised consulting services in the fields of ore microscopy, resource/reserve evaluation, mine geology and data analysis. In the field of mineralogical services, either descriptive mineragraphy or quantitative mineralogy can be provided from sulphide rock samples or ground metallurgical samples. Clients can call upon Dr McArthur’s lengthy experience in all aspects of mine geology for assistance with project feasibility work, due diligence, technical audits, detailed 3-D interpretations, resource/reserve assessments or general mentoring.

Qualifications
  • BSc NSW 1971, PhD UTasmania 1997
  • MMICA, FAusIMM, MSEG
Specialities
  • Mineralogical Services
  • Resource/Reserve Estimation
    Mine Geology
Areas of Practice:
  • Mineralogical services
  • Mining geology / grade control
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
  • Technical audit
  • Due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Uranium

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Mr Christopher Prowse Expert Witness
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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Mr Kerry Whitby
 Kerry has been a consultant geologist with McElroy Bryan Geological Services for more than 30 years, and Managing Director since 1997. During that time he was responsible for the planning, supervision and management of numerous coal exploration programmes throughout Australia. In a number of instances (e.g. German Creek and Gordonstone) he assisted through the feasibility stage till the project was successfully commissioned. He has provided his geological expertise and experience to many coal mining operations and exploration projects in the Hunter Valley (NSW) and the Bowen Basin (Queensland) areas of Australia as well as in Colombia, South America.

Kerry has been involved in two large geological mapping/coal resource assessment projects in Antarctica and has carried out coal project/ mine evaluations in parts of southeast Asia. He has extensive experience in the planning and implementation of gemstone (particularly sapphire) exploration programmes in Australia and China.
Project feasibility studies, technical audits and detailed resource/reserve assessments are his area of specialisation.

Qualifications
  • BSc NSW, 1972
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP), MGSA, MAIG
Specialities
  • Coal Exploration Management
  • Resource Assessment
    Feasibility Studies and Technical Audits
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Resource / Reserve estimation (inc. geostatistics)
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Gemstones
Regional Experience:
  • Antarctica
  • Australia – Queensland
  • China
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)
  • South America, other

 

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