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Mr Antony Osman Expert Witness

Work 78 Boundary Road Wahroonga NSW 2076 AustraliaHome Phone: Indonesia + 62 81 380 639 858Work Phone: 02 9489 3115
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Biographical Info

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.

  • BSc(Geo) UWA 1962, BSc(Maths&Geophys) Melbourne 1965, Cert BahasaIndonesia UKSW-Salatiga Java1990
  • 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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