Meet Principal Geologist, Warren Potma at the Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017 between 20-22 September 2017 in Hobart, Tasmania.
This year’s theme, “Setting New Standards” plans to focus on opportunities and benefits of formal work process standards, and the improvement of the quality and standard of current approaches to mining geology.
The conference will look to cover the following:
- mining geology practice – drilling, sampling, grade modelling and control, and mine/mill production support; innovation and application of industry best practice, and internal and external standards
- efficiently linking exploration and mining geology – fundamentals for better projects
- beyond the assay – building holistic rock property models for mining and geometallurgy
- demonstrating value through best practice reconciliation
- mining geology and the future – technology, automation, applied research, and innovation
- education, interface and knowledge management – gaining skills and communicating opportunity.
Warren Potma – Principal Geologist
MSc (Structural Geology), MAIG
Warren is a geologist with more than 20 years’ experience in exploration and mining geology, management and technical R&D. He specialises in structural geology, integrated mineral system analysis, 3D modelling, and technical mentoring. Warren has extensive exploration, mine production and technical projects experience, and a strong background in applied exploration technology R&D and mineral systems research he gained while with the CSIRO. He has a strong track record of discovery in Chilean magmatic hydrothermal mineral systems (IOCG, porphyry Cu/Au), Archaean orogenic gold and VHMS systems, and broad experience across the range of magmatic-hydrothermal mineral systems.