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Mr Christopher Desoe
Mining EngineerAustralian Mine Design & DevelopmentMining Engineer

Chris is a director of Australian Mine Design & Development (AMDAD) and manages their Brisbane office. He is an engineer with 20 years of experience in hardrock mining and industrial minerals projects.
This experience includes involvement in evaluation, design, development, operations and research in over 70 mining projects throughout Australia, the South Pacific, South East Asia, China, West Africa, South America and Europe.

Chris has extensive computer capability, particularly in mine planning and design applications. He is skilled in the use of Surpac and Whittle mine planning software, as well as project management applications. Extensive involvement in fesasibility studies and other evaluation and design work is supported by more than 10 years’ operations experience in underground and open cut mining.

Specialities
  • Open Cut and Underground Metal Mine Planning & Design
  • Pit Optimisation
  • Feasibility and Evaluation
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
Mr Colin Donegan
Mining EngineerColmine ConsultingMining Engineer

Colin Donegan joined the mining industry in 1976 as a trainee mining engineer with Elcom Collieries at Newstan Colliery. In 1981 he graduated top of all streams of engineering at UNSW and was awarded the Institution of Engineers Australia Award for his efforts.
By 1982, Colin had obtained his 1st and 2nd Class Coal Mine Manager’s and Mine Deputy’s Certificates. In 1983 he relocated to Western Australia to gain valuable Open Cut experience at Griffin Coal’s Muja Mine, which was then, the deepest black coal open cut in the world, operating the world’s largest fleet of hydraulic excavators.
Colin was appointed as Assistant Superintendent at Wambo in 1986 with operational and planning responsibilities for the Underground, Open cut and Preparation Plant. During his nine years there, Colin developed and implemented the plans to take that operation from 1.2 to 4.0 million tonnes per annum, preparing and administering the contracts involved. He also served a total of six months as Acting General Manager.
In 1995 Colin was appointed Manager of the Glendell Project, modifying the Development Consent, progressing all mine approvals, completing the mine planning and selecting the equipment and contractor. Unfortunately this project was deferred due to prevailing coal prices at the end of 1997. Colin now has his own consulting company and is pursuing a number of coal mine developments in his own right.
He has a wealth of senior experience with 21 years at Manager level or above. He has exceptional skills in mine planning, industrial relations, equipment selection and management. He is also well known for his innovative approach and lateral thinking to problem solving.
Colin’s greatest asset is the depth to his very broad experience, allowing him to view a problem from a very broad perspective but at the same time understanding the detail involved, resulting in solutions to problems that encompass all contributing factors.

Qualifications
  • BE(Min) UNSW 1981, Coal Mine Mgr Certificates, NSW, WA
  • MMICA, MAusIMM, GMIEAust, MAIME
Specialities
  • Coal Mining
Areas of Practice:
  • Mine planning and design
  • Mining engineering
  • Project – Management
  • Project planning and management
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Western Australia

 

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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.

Documents
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 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 Richard Hoskings
Mining EngineerHoskings Resource ManagementMining Engineer

Richard has over thirty years’ experience in the mining industry covering underground and opencut mining in hard rock and coal. His mine operating and management experience includes: taking the Windarra Nickel Mine through its development stages and into production; managing major shaft sinking projects at Mount Isa; and various underground supervisory roles.
For more than twenty years Richard has provided consulting services to numerous projects in the following areas: resources and reserves; feasibility studies; management of feasibility studies; operations reviews; project development; strategic studies; mine budgeting and reporting systems; financial evaluation; underground and opencut mining concepts; mine design and software development; management of environmental studies. Software development experience ranges from spreadsheet packages for dragline simulation, mine scheduling, costing and financial evaluation, to Unix software for bank treasury systems.

Qualifications
  • BE(Min)(Hons) Queensland 1967, MSc London 1973
  • Mine Mgr Cert WA, Qld
    MMICA, FAusIMM (CP)
Specialities
  • Underground & Opencut Mining
  • Project Feasibility
    Project Development
Areas of Practice:
  • Infrastructure – Mine facilities
  • Mine – Appraisal
  • Mine planning and design
  • Project – Management
  • Software development
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt

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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 Geoffrey Pitkin
Mining EngineerPitkin Mining Consultants Pty LtdMining Engineer

Fields of special competence: Long and short term planning of open cut coal mines. Development and application of computerised planning techniques for mine design, scheduling and equipment simulations. Management and coordination of team studies requiring a wide range of technical expertise. Mineral economics and its application to exploration, feasibility studies and mine planning. The application of a broad range of mining technologies including both continuous and discontinuous methods and equipment.
With more than 20 years experience in the New South Wales and Queensland coal industries Geoff has a background in both open cut and underground operations, new mine development and the preparation of feasibility studies. In working for BHP, TDM (Nebo and Riverside), MIM (Newlands), Warkworth and Sinclair Knight, he has developed particular skills in the areas of dragline operations, the application of mining technologies, mineral economics, software development and project management.
Since becoming a consultant in 1990 Geoff has managed and performed: major feasibility and prefeasibility studies; technical reviews; financial studies and valuations; equipment comparisons and justifications; rehabilitation studies; and short and long term planning.

Documents
Qualifications
  • BE(Hons) NSW 1978
  • MMICA, MAusIMM (CP)
Specialities
  • Mine Design and Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Economics and Valuations
Areas of Practice:
  • Independent expert valuations
  • Mine – Appraisal
  • Mine planning and design
  • Project – Management
  • Scheduling
  • Strategic planning including company acquisition
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland

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Dr Kevin Rosengren
Mining EngineerKevin Rosengren & AssociatesMining Engineer

Kevin has 40 years experience in the mining industry, principally in the application of geotechnology to mining, embracing both underground and open pit, both metalliferous and coal. He commenced his career as a Mining Engineer in the brown coal mines in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria (1961-64), undertook postgraduate studies in rock mechanics at ANU (1964-68) and was Senior Rock Mechanics Engineer at Mount Isa, Queensland (1968-72). He has been consulting since 1972, initially with Golder Associates in Vancouver, and later as a Principal of Golder Associates in Melbourne and Brisbane. He established his own practice in 1983, and has consulted throughout Australia and in several countries overseas.

Qualifications
  • BE(Civil) 1958, BE(Min) 1959, MEngSc Melbourne 1961, PhD ANU 1968
  • MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), FIMM, MIEAust, MGSA
Specialities
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Open Pit and Underground Rock Mechanics
Areas of Practice:
  • Geotechnical incl. rock mechanics, slope stability
  • Mine planning and design

 

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