The convention will focus on “Next Generation Mining” covering the emerging commodities that are key to our future; innovation that will impact the way we work; education of our future workforce and engagement with the wider community.
Ian is an experienced exploration geologist with more than 25 years’ experience and has been involved in several discovery teams across Australia, Asia and South America. He has significant knowledge with low sulphidation epithermal deposits, orogenic gold mineralisation and intrusive related exploration experience ranging from Greenfields to near mine projects. Ian has been involved in the discovery of several important ore deposits including the Nolans/Sarsfield gold deposits and copper mine extensions in Australia, as well as the rejuvenation of the Mt Muro Epithermal deposits (Indonesia) and the Saramacca gold deposit (Suriname). With a long and demonstrated history of successful exploration for gold and base metals; his experience incorporates a diverse background of exploration settings globally across the minerals sectors. Ian provides integrated, mineral systems based geological models and targeting advice. He has authored several papers including: “Ravenswood Gold Deposits”: AusIMM Monograph 22: Geology of the Mineral Deposits of Australia and Papua New Guinea.”
Karl van Olden
Karl is a mining engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in planning, development and operations of a diverse range of open pit and underground resource assets across Africa, Asia and Australia. Karl manages the mine engineering team based in our Perth office and maintains global visibility of all engineering-related projects. Karl can assemble teams internationally to provide timely and practical advice from scoping level through to full feasibility studies, due diligence reviews, valuations and operational support. The mining team work closely with our resource team to ensure that good geology translates into effective mine planning and more efficient operations. The synergies created by this collaborative ethos enable our team to produce comprehensive solutions across the business value chain.