Mark is a geologist with more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry. He has had extensive exposure to the mining value chain, including early-stage exploration projects, shaft sinking, operational mines, mergers, acquisitions, and asset disposals.
Mark’s primary areas of expertise are in geology, technical reviews, due diligence, resource estimation review, mineral resource management, mentoring, and training. He has worked on a wide variety of deposit and mineral types, covering a wide range of commodities and deposit styles.
An experienced manager and consultant, Mark has a demonstrated history in the mining and metals industry and master’s degree in Mineral Resource Management. Mark is well respected in the industry with numerous requests to present, mentor and teach as well as advise and guide clients.
Expanding the Role of Established Reconciliation Principles
Avoiding the most common errors observed in the mining reconciliation process can help in developing systems for ensuring quality data as a base for models in all areas of mining and processing. This paper analyses some case histories with recommendations and suggestions on how to avoid pitfalls in the future.
Geology 4.0: The final bow?
Since Klaus Schwab introduced (and popularised) the concept of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution“ in 2016, there has been increased speculation on how emerging technologies will disrupt the mining industry. In a short period of time we have seen the introduction and testing of fully autonomous haulage systems, the roll out of the Internet of Things (IOT), as well as the rapid advance of “big data analytics “in the exploration and production environments.
In the author’s experience, most geologists operate under the belief that they will not be replaced by any of the disruption technologies that are currently under development, a belief that may not be valid.
This presentation will discuss some of the emerging technologies that will impact on how geologists operate and the skills that they will have to acquire in order to survive and thrive in the scenarios outlined by the World Economic Forum’s scenario studies “Mining & Metals in a Sustainable World 2050” and “The Future Availability of Natural Resources: A New Paradigm for Global Resource Availability”.