Principals

Geoff Turner
Judith Jones

Geoff Turner

Registered Professional Geoscientist – Mineral Exploration

Geoff Turner

Geoff Turner

 

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Hons) 1976, University of Adelaide
  • M.Sc. (Exploration & Mining Geology) 1985, James Cook University of Nth Queensland
  • Grad.Cert. Ecology & Groundwater Studies, 2005, University of Technology, Sydney

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Registered Professional Geoscientist in Mineral Exploration
  • Member, Geological Society of Australia
  • Member, Society of Economic Geologists

Fields of Practice or Specialisation

  • Gold and base metal exploration
  • Tantalum and tin exploration
  • Field mapping, especially in altered, volcanic, or complex terrain
  • Structural analysis
  • Mineralisation systems modelling
  • Exploration strategies
  • Gold mineralisation and resource modeling
  • Sand & clay resource drilling & volume estimation
  • Geochemistry & geophysics interpretation
  • GIS techniques, and integration of all above skill levels
  • Micromine, MapInfo and ER Mapper

Professional Service

  • Formed Victorian Branch Committee of the AIG in 1996, serving as Branch Chairman and Secretary until stepping down in 2009.
  • Established GPIC-Bendigo as a technical and social forum for geoscientists in central Victoria, and coordinated meetings from 1994 to 2009.
  • Sat on organising committees, running the successful VICMIN series of state technical conferences in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2013, joint workshop with AusIMM (2014) and supporting bus tours of geological sites in Victoria.
  • Elected member of the AIG Council in 1999, serving as Treasurer (2000-2002) and Vice-President (2002-2005), stepping down to concentrate on State issues in 2006.
  • Represented the AIG on theĀ  RPO Taskforce (a sub-committee of JORC) to recommend and maintain a list of Recognised Professional Organisations for the ASX, from 2002 to 2015

Professional Experience

More than 30 years experience in mineral exploration, with experience in tin, tantalum, gold, base metals, kaolin and sand/gravel deposits.

From 2000: Exploration Management Services Pty Ltd.

  • Consulting, short and long term contracting.
  • Gold & base metal exploration in Cambrian volcanics, east Victoria
  • Gold exploration under Murray Basin Cover, central and west Victoria.
  • Gold exploration in Stawell, Bendigo-Ballarat and Melbourne Structural Zones
  • Near mine exploration on epithermal gold-silver deposit in Papua New Guinea.
  • Independent geologist reports for IPOs.
  • Mine Geologist and near mine exploration in Jamaica at the Main Ridge Gold Mine.
  • Advice on exploration strategies for gold undercover.
  • Resource modelling on gold deposits in Central Victoria, and a supergene silver deposit in NSW
  • Concept development and targeting of hydrothermal base metal mineralisation in Victoria.
  • Ball clay and sand/gravel resource drilling & estimation.
  • Work plan development and Lease Application work for small tenement holders.

1993 to 2000: New Holland Mining NL, Mount Wellington Gold NL

  • Chief geologist associated with Heathcote Gold Mine
  • Exploration in central Victorian Goldfields
  • Discovery of Hill 800 Cu-Au deposit
  • Recognition of mineral potential of Barkly River Greenstones.
  • Developed 3D models for Induced Polarisation, CSAMT and PIMA data.
  • EM, SP, Gravity, magnetics geophysics surveys
  • Geochemistry surveys
  • Diamond and RC drilling.

1976 to 1993: Staff and Contract Geologist positions

  • Gold (Achaean & Proterozoic) exploration in Tanami, Southern Cross, Yandal & Norseman Belts.
  • Gold exploration in Ghana
  • Copper exploration in S.A. and central NSW.
  • Epithermal gold deposits in central NSW, serpentinite hosted gold in Nth Qld.
  • Tin (+ tantalum, tungsten) exploration near operating mines in Qld, NSW and WA.
  • Uranium exploration (roll-front, unconformity, mesothermal) in Nth Qld and NT.
  • Completed Masters on Pegmatite Tantalum Deposits.

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Judith Jones

Data Analyst

Qualifications

  • B.A. (Hons) 1976, University of Adelaide
  • Master of Social Planning and Development, Queensland University
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Computer Science) Edith Cowan University

Professional Affiliations

  • Member Australian Psychological Society
  • Associate Member, Australian Institute of Geoscientists

Fields of Practice or Specialisation

  • Design and management of large datasets
  • Data validation
  • Applications programming
  • Human resources management

Experience

Over 20 years experience in methodology, research design, field work, data collection and management, analysis, interpretation and knowledge transfer, gained through research positions with several Australian universities and the CSIRO.

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