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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 Guy Butcher
MetallurgistG Butcher ConsultingMetallurgist

Guy Butcher is a metallurgist with 35 years of mining industry experience in the fields of extractive metallurgy and mineral processing including design, construction and operation. He has worked in a variety of technical, operational, management and corporate positions for companies such as Goldfields, Bayer A.G., Placer Dome and Goldcorp in Africa, the Asia Pacific region and in the Americas.
Guy was the start-up Mill Superintendent at Granny Smith (Au), Osborne (Cu-Au) and Chrome Chemicals Bleskop (Cr)and has had significant input into the process design of a number of other gold and base metal projects and operations including Porgera (Au), North Mara (Au), Eleonore (Au), Los Filos (Au) and more recently, the 130kf/d Penasquito (Au-Ag-Pb-Zn) project on Mexico. He has also authored and signed off on the ore processing sections of Goldcorp’s Canadian NI43-101 Technical Reports for the metallurgically complex Penasquito and Pueblo Viejo projects.
Consulting expertise offered to clients includes due diligence, process design review and auditing, client representation and the design, management and interpretation of metallurgical test programs.

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Specialities
    Metallurgy amd mineral processing
Areas of Practice:
  • Metallurgy and mineral processing
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Canada
  • Central America (inc. Mexica, Cuba)
  • East Africa
  • PNG
  • Southern Africa (S.Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, etc.)

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Andrew Dawkins

Andrew specialises in the provision of geoscience based environmental services in Australia and the Pacific. He has over 22 years’ experience in the mining industry as an exploration geologist, hydrogeologist and geochemist, and provides expertise in the hydrogeological, geochemical, geological, geomorphological and hydrological disciplines. Andrew has worked on a wide range of minerals, coal, base metals and quarry projects throughout Australia and the Pacific.
His main skills relate to project and team management, hydrogeology, mine environmental studies, mine rehabilitation, stream rehabilitation and management, soil and water chemistry, water chemistry modelling, environmental planning and legislation, environmental due diligence audits, expert witness representation, environmental risk assessment, and bankable feasibility studies.
Andrew managed the mine environmental (Australia/Pacific) and NSW Groundwater divisions of Coffey Geosciences Pty Ltd before starting Geoterra in September 2001.
Andrew gained a BSC from Sydney University in 1984 and a MAppSc from UNSW (Hydrogeology – groundwater chemistry) in 1996.

Qualifications
  • BSc Sydney 1984, MAppSc UNSW 1996
  • MMICA, MAusIMM (CP)
Specialities
  • Mine Environmental
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry
Areas of Practice:
  • Environmental – Services
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Northern Territory
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • Fiji
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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

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Mr John Elliston

John Elliston, Senior Research Associate and Consultant, has extensive experience in exploration and successful mineral development. During many years of active exploration and while directing major exploration, mining, and geophysical companies, new basic research into the origin, mode of transport, and concentration of ore minerals was initiated. Highly successful technical results achieved in the completion of recent research contracts now enables a realistic identification of the geological factors, which indicate potential economic mineralisation.
Research findings can be applied to assist decisions on area and prospect selection and the significance of partly delineated mineralisation.

  • Interpretation of geological data
  • Recognition of the significance of mineral indications
  • Assistance with decisions to continue or curtail drilling
  • Review of geological data and assessment of its adequacy
  • Assessment of ‘prospectivity’.

By arrangement, seminars or staff training courses on:-
The basic concepts of the formation of orebodies and the rocks from which they are derived.

Qualifications
  • BSc(Chem) 1950, BSc(Hons) Tasmania 1951
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP)
Specialities
  • Senior Exploration Management
  • Geological Research
Areas of Practice:
  • New technology, research and development
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Iron Ore, Manganese, Chrome
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Northern Territory
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – South Australia
  • Australia – Victoria
  • Australia – Western Australia

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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 Paul Ingram
GeologistP A Ingram & AssociatesGeologist

Paul Ingram has headed exploration programmes for a number of clients throughout Australia and south-east Asia. With over eleven years’ experience in east Asian geology and exploration, Paul and the associated exploration and mining groups offer a sound background to the region. Originally involved in gold, tin and uranium exploration in northern Australia consulting work in recent years has been focused on gold exploration and company management in south-east Asia.
Paul and his associated groups offer a large database, support facilities and contracts in the mineral industry through Australia and south-east Asia. Director: Caledon Resources PLC.

Qualifications
  • BSc(Geo) Queensland UTech 1975
  • MMICA, MAusIMM(CP)
Specialities
  • Mineral Exploration
  • Property Assessment
    Exploration Management
Areas of Practice:
  • Management services
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
  • China
  • PNG
  • S E Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar)

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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 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 Murray Phillips
Mining EngineerTerrametrics Pty LtdMining Engineer

Murray has held various mining positions including Mining Engineer at the German Creek Mine, Principal Engineer for the ACIRL Surface Mining Group and Director and Engineer for Dragline Technologies Pty Ltd.
His areas of expertise include mine planning, both short and long term, integration of environmental criteria and landform design into mine planning, software development and open cut related research and development.
Murray is currently Director of Engineering for Earth Technology Pty Ltd and Principal Engineer for Terrametrics Pty Ltd.
Earth Technology specialises in mathematical modelling, software development and open cut related research. Products include the 3d-dig mining simulator, 3dX particle flow code and QED blast design and simulation program (owned by Austin Powder).
Terrametrics provides consulting services to the open cut mining industry including mine planning, excavation and mining simulation, landform design and equipment studies.

Qualifications
  • B Eng(Civil) UCQ
  • MMICA, AusIMM
Specialities
  • Open cut mine planning
  • Open cut research and development
  • Software development
  • Mining related simulation
  • Equipment studies
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
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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.

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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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Mr Peter Robinson

Since graduating from St Lucia University in Brisbane in 1969, Peter has spent over 36 years in exploration for principally base metals, uranium and gold. His experience began during the nickel boom and carries through the uranium and gold booms. He has been in project management since 1976 and became operations manager for Urangesell schaft Aust Pty Ltd in 1979.

Peter has had over 15 years experience in Uranium exploration. He began his own consulting/contracting company in 1984 and continued managing the exploration of projects. His experience is Australia wide and in most geological provinces and ages in Australia. He prefers projects with a challenge.

Qualifications
  • BSc Queensland 1969
  • MMICA, FAusIMM(CP)
Specialities
  • Exploration Management
  • Uranium Expert,
    Metalliferous Geology, Project Generation
    Project Evaluation & Assessment
Areas of Practice:
  • Exploration – Planning and Management
  • Exploration – Strategy
  • Exploration – Property Appraisal
  • Geochemistry
  • Project – Management
  • Recruitment
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
  • Sn-W-Ta-Nb Group
  • Uranium
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Northern Territory
  • Australia – Queensland
  • 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 Zdenek Vesely Expert Witness
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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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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Dr Brian White Expert Witness
Mining EngineerTennent, Isokangas Pty LtdMining Engineer

Brian has more than 35 years experience in the minerals industry covering both underground and surface coal and metalliferous mining and quarrying. He has held senior managerial and planning positions in gold mining in Ghana, coal in NSW and mine development in WA. His practical experience includes extensive periods of project management covering a wide and diverse range of new mine development and expansion both in operations and in planning and feasibility. He has also gained a wide experience in environmental management and pollution control activities in mining and mine development.
Brian has been involved with the provision of consultancy and R & D management services both as an academic and in industry embracing a wide range of projects and countries. Since joining Tennent, Isokangas Pty Ltd in 1990 Brian has been involved with a diverse range of projects, frequently in the role of study manager/leader. These have included feasibility studies, technical audit and due diligence review, and valuation of coal, gold and base metal operations. He has also prepared insurance underwriter’s mine assessment reports, acted as an expert witness, and provided services in support of R&D activities including the taxation concessions.
Brian is a former Chairman of MICA and former Councillor/Board Member of The AusIMM. He still serves on a number of committees of the AusIMM including the Ethics Committee.

Qualifications
  • BSc(Hons), PhD, MBA, Mine Mgr Cert UK, NSW, WA, Qld
  • MMICA, FAusIMM, FIE(Aust), FIMM, MAIME, MIQ, MAUCTA, FAIM, RPEQ
Specialities
  • Project Management
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
  • New technology, research and development
  • Project – Management
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
  • Training and Education
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Nickel and Cobalt
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
Mr Simon Wulff
Mining EngineerMining Projects Pty LtdMining Engineer

Simon has had 20 years’ experience in world class hard rock mining operations across Australia, and offers a successful, experienced record of growth, expansion, management, safety and leadership in the industry. This has spanned porphyry copper, base metals and gold industry operations, utilising both contract and in-house workforces, in open pit and underground operations.
He has established and led effective mining teams with a project management focus and retains a “can do” approach to multifunctional projects. All aspects of establishing and the running of major contracts with large work forces has been a part of these roles, which have required communicating strategic, deliverable outlines to the directorship of the companies, analysts and various shareholding institutions, through good and tough times.

Qualifications
  • BE(Min)
  • MMICA, FAusIMM
Specialities
  • Mine Operations Management
  • Technical Project Review and Establishment
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – Western Australia
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Mr John Wyche
Mining EngineerAustralian Mine Design & Development Pty LtdMining Engineer

John has over 22 years’ experience in opencut and underground mining in metalliferous, coal and industrial minerals projects. His career has covered evaluation, development and operation of mining projects.
He has extensive skills in computer based mine planning and design applications. His capability in mine evaluation and planning is based upon broad and ongoing experience in mine operations which gives his work an emphasis on practically based solutions.

Qualifications
  • BE(Hons) Queensland 1981, BComm Queensland 1990, Mine Mgr Cert Qld
  • MMICA, MAusIMM (CP)
Specialities
  • Metalliferous and Coal Open Cut
  • Mine Design & Planning
    Project Feasibility and Evaluation
Areas of Practice:
  • Mining engineering
  • Technical audit and due diligence studies
Commodity Experience:
  • Base Metals
  • Gold, Silver
  • Oil Shale
  • Rare Earths
Regional Experience:
  • Australia – Northern Territory
  • Australia – Queensland
  • Australia – South Australia
  • Central America (inc. Mexica, Cuba)
  • Laos
  • Pacific Islands
  • Philippines
  • 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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