ABOUT US
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Mining One Pty Ltd was established in August 2005 and is an employee owned, independent group of over 65 technical consultants with offices in Melbourne (Head Office), Jakarta, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Beijing, Vancouver and Toronto.

Mining One has completed work in Australia and many countries/continents including extensive experience in Indonesia, Africa, South America, China, PNG, Laos and the Philippines. According to China Ministry of Land and Resources, Mining One is ranked within world’s sixth largest mining consulting firms and has now over 65 experienced professionals across Australia and worldwide.

Our main goal is to actively manage and provide quality, high performance services which will enable us to deliver excellent results for their clients. We offer long term value to our clients by keeping up to date with new technologies and pride ourselves in being innovative with our designs and recommendations for new and existing mining operations.

We believe that we distinguish ourselves from the larger consultancies in the following areas;

  • Professional staff who have worked extensively over long periods at all types of mines and construction sites
  • Highly operationally focused both technically and corporately
  • A close interaction between our geological, mining and geotechnical staff

We are committed to embracing our core values in everything that we do:

  • Safety
  • Technical excellence
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Quality service
  • Close relationships

Meet Our Team

Board MembersManagementMining PersonnelGeotechnical PersonnelGeology & Hydrogeology Personnel
Gary Davison

Gary Davison

Managing Director / Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Gary Davison has over 40 years of experience in the Australian Mining Industry. His career began at Renison, Tasmania, in 1978 and has worked at senior mine management levels in Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales covering underground and surface mining techniques. As well as a practical, hands-on approach, Gary has worked for a variety of clients including lawyers on expert witness cases, merchant banks conducting a high number of due diligence examinations and many other feasibility studies. He has extensive experience in Australian and overseas. He has worked on mines and mining prospects and underground mines within the production range of 50,000 – 10,000,000 tonnes per annum.
Gary is highly innovative in many areas having developed unique mine designs and infrastructure for difficult mines and he has a particular passion for ground support and improving the safety and efficiency of underground mining. Gary has successfully patented a variety of rock bolts, many of which are commercially available selling over 1.5 million units, worldwide. He has a number of other patents pending. Gary has written and presented a variety of papers on mining topics. He has visited mine sites and conducted work in Indonesia, Canada, Finland, UK, Sweden, Ghana, Central and South America, and China, as well all states and territories in Australia.
Gary is one of the founders and Managing Director of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director at Unity Mining Limited joining them in 2013 and has previously held Non Executive Directorships for Kasbah Resources Ltd and Lightning Nickel Pty Ltd., the nickel operating arm of Independence Group NL. Gary is also the Managing Director of the Mining Motor Company Pty Ltd which is developing variable speed electric motors for mining operations.

Dean Basile

Dean Basile

Director / Manager Mining

Melbourne, Australia
Dean Basile has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry and over 16 years of experience at a management level and is a Director and Board Member of Mining One. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and he has worked at senior and mine management levels in Ghana and Peru, mainly covering surface mining techniques as well as extensive experience in long-term and strategic planning of gold and copper mines. Dean has conducted work on and managed various feasibility studies; as well as the implementation of mining fleets at two green field operations. Dean has an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.

Kevin Dugan

Kevin Dugan

Director / Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Kevin has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry throughout Australia and overseas, including eleven years at the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC). He has had extensive experience in the practical aspects of rock and soil mechanics covering major hydroelectric projects, pumped storage schemes, dams, tunnels and most of Australia’s large mining projects, (e.g. Olympic Dam, Northparkes and Century Mine). This work has covered all states of Australian and over fourteen countries overseas.
His mine geotechnical experience covers the geotechnical input and peer review to major projects from conceptual to bankable studies and detailed design. He has also been retained as a peer review consultant on a wide range of projects, including numerous due diligence technical audits and expert witness roles of major civil and mining projects (both coal and metal). His areas of expertise include: Stress measurement analysis and mathematical modelling (2D & 3D); Rock Mechanics (ground support, stability analyses etc.); Reviews, due diligence and expert witness; and Engineering Geology (including data collection, rock mass classifications, etc.). Kevin is a Chartered Professional recognised through the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Lyn Stribley

Lyn Stribley

Director / Global Business Development Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Lyn started her career in the mining industry over 38 years ago. She began work as a metallurgical clerk and laboratory assistant doing flotation test work for Aberfoyle Tin at Luina, Tasmania. Lyn progressed to working for Mine Managers as a confidential Secretary, assisting in administration and HR. After developing a strong administration background, she moved into project management working closely with clients and building client relationships. Finding this was her strength and with her knowledge of the mining industry she progressed into business development.
Lyn was a founding member of Mining One working on the business plan and cost analysis that helped start the successful business that it is today. She has successfully grown the Mining One brand both in Australia and overseas. Her strong business acumen has enabled her to secure project leads worldwide, hence obtaining a wide range of diversified projects in many countries for the Mining One business.

Gary Davison

Gary Davison

Managing Director / Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Gary Davison has over 40 years of experience in the Australian Mining Industry. His career began at Renison, Tasmania, in 1978 and has worked at senior mine management levels in Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales covering underground and surface mining techniques. As well as a practical, hands-on approach, Gary has worked for a variety of clients including lawyers on expert witness cases, merchant banks conducting a high number of due diligence examinations and many other feasibility studies. He has extensive experience in Australian and overseas. He has worked on mines and mining prospects and underground mines within the production range of 50,000 – 10,000,000 tonnes per annum.
Gary is highly innovative in many areas having developed unique mine designs and infrastructure for difficult mines and he has a particular passion for ground support and improving the safety and efficiency of underground mining. Gary has successfully patented a variety of rock bolts, many of which are commercially available selling over 1.5 million units, worldwide. He has a number of other patents pending. Gary has written and presented a variety of papers on mining topics. He has visited mine sites and conducted work in Indonesia, Canada, Finland, UK, Sweden, Ghana, Central and South America, and China, as well all states and territories in Australia.
Gary is one of the founders and Managing Director of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director at Unity Mining Limited joining them in 2013 and has previously held Non Executive Directorships for Kasbah Resources Ltd and Lightning Nickel Pty Ltd., the nickel operating arm of Independence Group NL. Gary is also the Managing Director of the Mining Motor Company Pty Ltd which is developing variable speed electric motors for mining operations.

Dean Basile

Dean Basile

Director / Manager Mining

Melbourne, Australia
Dean Basile has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry and over 16 years of experience at a management level and is a Director and Board Member of Mining One. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and he has worked at senior and mine management levels in Ghana and Peru, mainly covering surface mining techniques as well as extensive experience in long-term and strategic planning of gold and copper mines. Dean has conducted work on and managed various feasibility studies; as well as the implementation of mining fleets at two green field operations. Dean has an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.

Ben Roache

Ben Roache

Geotechnical Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Ben has 20 years’ experience working as a Geotechnical Engineer for mining operations at projects around the world. Ben’s career in the mining industry commenced following degrees in Science and Engineering at RMIT. Ben has specialised in geotechnical engineering for mining projects with both underground and open pit focus, mine closure assessments, civil geotechnical projects (including dams and heavy foundations) and tunnelling. These projects have covered conceptual studies, bankable feasibility studies, reviews, secondments and on-going project work at mine operations. Ben leads the Mining One geotechnical team, assisting our engineers to deliver quality and timely project outcomes in a professional manner.

Lyn Stribley

Lyn Stribley

Director / Global Business Development Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Lyn started her career in the mining industry over 38 years ago. She began work as a metallurgical clerk and laboratory assistant doing flotation test work for Aberfoyle Tin at Luina, Tasmania. Lyn progressed to working for Mine Managers as a confidential Secretary, assisting in administration and HR. After developing a strong administration background, she moved into project management working closely with clients and building client relationships. Finding this was her strength and with her knowledge of the mining industry she progressed into business development.
Lyn was a founding member of Mining One working on the business plan and cost analysis that helped start the successful business that it is today. She has successfully grown the Mining One brand both in Australia and overseas. Her strong business acumen has enabled her to secure project leads worldwide, hence obtaining a wide range of diversified projects in many countries for the Mining One business.

Mark Van Leuven

Mark Van Leuven

General Manager SA / Principal Mining Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Mark has over 36 years of experience as a mining engineer, specialising in hard rock mining. He has been involved at a senior level with numerous mining companies around Australia, and overseas. Mark was Principal Mining Engineer at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine prior to joining Mining One. Mark’s expertise includes project reviews and due diligence of mining operations, supervision and feasibility study management, mine design, cost modelling, equipment selection and scheduling.
He is a Fellow and a Chartered Professional Mining Engineer of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He also holds a South Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, with Mutual Recognition in Western Australia. Mark is a Qualified Person under the Canadian NI 43-101 system and can sign off on technical reports. He is also a Competent Person as defined within the JORC Code and can sign off on JORC compliant Ore Reserve estimates.

Marcus Jacobs

Marcus Jacobs

General Manager WA / Principal Mining Engineer

Perth, Australia
Marcus Jacobs has over 20 years’ experience in operational mines, engineering studies and business consulting roles. He started his career in open cut gold and iron ore mines in Western Australia, and in his career has had exposure to a number of commodities including: gold, iron ore, limestone, copper, lithium and tantalum. He is a skilled project and study manager; providing leadership and coaching to achieve safety performance, schedule and budget targets. Marcus is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and holds a Western Australian Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency.

Ian Hulls

Ian Hulls

Technical Services Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Ian has over 45 years of experience in the mining and civil industries. His mining experience covers both open pit and underground metalliferous and coal mines across Australia and overseas. Ian offers a range of geotechnical skills including onsite geotechnical support, instrumentation design and installation, in-situ testing, stress measurements, cable and roof bolt load monitoring and cable and roof bolt pull out testing programs. He has carried out these tasks at Australian mines such as Sino’s Iron Cape Preston Mine, WMC Mount Keith Mine, Kidston Gold Mine, Telfer Gold Mine, Endeavor Mine, Ballarat Mine, Cadia Mine, NorthParkes Mine; as well as overseas mines like Chatree Gold Mine, Thailand, Aguas Tenidas Mine, Spain and Porgera Mine, Papua New Guinea. Ian has used his open pit expertise to conduct geotechnical reviews, site geotechnical support and slope stability analysis for long term pit designs at mines such as Mount Keith Nickel, Woodlawn, Anglesea and Yallourn. He also covers the supervision and inspection of major works including river diversions, mine closure rehabilitation, conveyor realignment remedial works for large-scale slope instability and remediation supervision for insurers, for example, Hazelwood mine, Victoria.
His work has mainly involved the practical on-site implementation or supervision of work from initial drilling to mine site closure (e.g. Ranger uranium Mine, NT). He was one of the key instigators of the introduction of slope stability radar monitoring to the open pit mining industry, particularly with the initial implementation of this radar monitoring at the Mt Keith Nickel mine in WA, where both small and large scale pit slope instability was monitored and managed.
His civil experience includes ground support work on the CityLink and EastLink tunnels in Melbourne, along with stress measurements for the various railway tunnel alignments in Sydney and Melbourne and the Waterview tunnel in Auckland in New Zealand.

Stuart Hutchin

Stuart Hutchin

Geology Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Stuart has over 23 years of experience in the Australian and international mining industry. He has worked in a wide range of gold, base metal, rare earth, bauxite, iron ore, diamond and emerald deposits. He has experience ranging from grass roots exploration through to mine geology and resource estimation in both underground and surface mining operations. Stuart has also had extensive experience with project assessment, geological audits, project valuations (VALMIN) and due diligence studies on both exploration and mining projects. He is a proficient user of Surpac, Vulcan and Micromine software packages. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is deemed as a Competent Person and Qualified Person for JORC 2012 and NI43-101 resource estimate sign off covering multiple commodities and deposit styles.

Ievan Ludjio

Ievan Ludjio

Senior Mining Engineer (Australia/Indonesia) / Coal Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Ievan has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has undertaken a wide variety of roles within various technical teams including short/medium/long term planning engineering roles and production engineering roles. Ievan also has extensive experience on a variety of projects and has been involved in the various study phases from concept study to feasibility study to project implementation for various commodities such as coal, gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, limestone, phosphate and rare earth minerals in various countries.
Ievan has a sound understanding of computerised 3D design work, dragline and truck shovel operation, mine scheduling, budgeting, pit optimisation and cost modelling. Ievan is well versed in various mining software packages, including Minex, Minescape, Surpac, Whittle, Vulcan, XPAC, 3D Dig and Talpac. Ievan is a Chartered Professional (Mining) and Member of AusiMM as well as Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

Richard Stuklis

Richard Stuklis

Principal Geotechnical Engineer / WA Geotechnical Manager

Perth, Australia
Richard has over 20 years of geotechnical engineering experience applied to open pit, underground and infrastructure projects, within Australasia, Africa and South East Asia. His expertise has been developed through exposure to all stages of project development – from concept through to construction. His project experience include site investigation design and implementation, structural and rock mass evaluations, domain and numerical modelling, operational support (including training), as well as the provision of geotechnical parameters in support of open pit and underground design.
Richard has completed several independent geotechnical project reviews (due diligence studies) and also has extensive project and team management experience. As an engineering consultant practicing over many years, Richard has been fortunate enough to undertake geotechnical assessments across most mineral commodities, encompassing world class through to small capital mining projects, alike.

Julian Watson

Julian Watson

Principal Geotechnical Engineer / North American Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Julian holds a Bachelor of Science with honours (structural geology) and a Masters of mining engineering science in geomechanics. He has over 19 years of extensive operational, consulting, and corporate experience and is a subject matter expert in mining rock mechanics (surface and underground). Julian has worked in multiple global regions (including Africa, Americas, Australasia, and Europe), and understands cross cultural sensitivities. He is a published professional and firm advocate of risk-based management systems within rock mechanics engineering and the wider mining industry.
Julian was recently invited to contribute to the text “Safety and Health Management in Mining” which is to be published in the United States by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) during 2020. Julian is also North American agent for Cavroc Pty Ltd of which Mining One have a formal collaboration with.

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Cavroc Co-Founder)

Melbourne, Australia
Abouzar is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and numerical modelling specialist with over 15 years of experience in operations, geotechnical analysis, design and research. His expertise is primarily in applying advanced analytical techniques for geotechnical engineering and design. He has worked on studies involving large open pits and deep, high stress underground mines. He has authored more than 25 technical papers and articles and he is an AusIMM Chartered Professional and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland.

Gary Davison

Gary Davison

Managing Director / Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Gary Davison has over 40 years of experience in the Australian Mining Industry. His career began at Renison, Tasmania, in 1978 and has worked at senior mine management levels in Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales covering underground and surface mining techniques. As well as a practical, hands-on approach, Gary has worked for a variety of clients including lawyers on expert witness cases, merchant banks conducting a high number of due diligence examinations and many other feasibility studies. He has extensive experience in Australian and overseas. He has worked on mines and mining prospects and underground mines within the production range of 50,000 – 10,000,000 tonnes per annum.
Gary is highly innovative in many areas having developed unique mine designs and infrastructure for difficult mines and he has a particular passion for ground support and improving the safety and efficiency of underground mining. Gary has successfully patented a variety of rock bolts, many of which are commercially available selling over 1.5 million units, worldwide. He has a number of other patents pending. Gary has written and presented a variety of papers on mining topics. He has visited mine sites and conducted work in Indonesia, Canada, Finland, UK, Sweden, Ghana, Central and South America, and China, as well all states and territories in Australia.
Gary is one of the founders and Managing Director of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director at Unity Mining Limited joining them in 2013 and has previously held Non Executive Directorships for Kasbah Resources Ltd and Lightning Nickel Pty Ltd., the nickel operating arm of Independence Group NL. Gary is also the Managing Director of the Mining Motor Company Pty Ltd which is developing variable speed electric motors for mining operations.

Dean Basile

Dean Basile

Director / Manager Mining

Melbourne, Australia
Dean Basile has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry and over 16 years of experience at a management level and is a Director and Board Member of Mining One. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and he has worked at senior and mine management levels in Ghana and Peru, mainly covering surface mining techniques as well as extensive experience in long-term and strategic planning of gold and copper mines. Dean has conducted work on and managed various feasibility studies; as well as the implementation of mining fleets at two green field operations. Dean has an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.

Mark Van Leuven

Mark Van Leuven

General Manager SA / Principal Mining Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Mark has over 36 years of experience as a mining engineer, specialising in hard rock mining. He has been involved at a senior level with numerous mining companies around Australia, and overseas. Mark was Principal Mining Engineer at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine prior to joining Mining One. Mark’s expertise includes project reviews and due diligence of mining operations, supervision and feasibility study management, mine design, cost modelling, equipment selection and scheduling.
He is a Fellow and a Chartered Professional Mining Engineer of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He also holds a South Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, with Mutual Recognition in Western Australia. Mark is a Qualified Person under the Canadian NI 43-101 system and can sign off on technical reports. He is also a Competent Person as defined within the JORC Code and can sign off on JORC compliant Ore Reserve estimates.

Marcus Jacobs

Marcus Jacobs

General Manager WA / Principal Mining Engineer

Perth, Australia
Marcus Jacobs has over 20 years’ experience in operational mines, engineering studies and business consulting roles. He started his career in open cut gold and iron ore mines in Western Australia, and in his career has had exposure to a number of commodities including: gold, iron ore, limestone, copper, lithium and tantalum. He is a skilled project and study manager; providing leadership and coaching to achieve safety performance, schedule and budget targets. Marcus is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and holds a Western Australian Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency.

Cameron Farrington

Cameron Farrington

Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Cameron is a Principal Mining Engineer who has a diverse background in mining. With over 20 years as a mining professional, Cameron has become an effective leader in both operational and technical roles across a broad sprectrum of commodities including Copper, Iron Ore, Gold, Diamonds and Coal where he has learnt to understand the fundamental value drivers for the respective commodity. Cameron holds an engineering degree as well as a MBA in finance which is supported by experiences ranging from Mining engineer to front line management including his legislatively appointed role as the site SSE. His skills and experience provide the ability to be an effective workforce leader as well as the ability to develop, implement and effect site safety management systems to establish a productive safety culture.
Cameron’s strong operational background along with his time as a Fleet Performance Superintendent where he oversaw a fleet exceeding 80 trucks and 10 dig units provides a strong foundation in understanding the relationship between people, equipment and systems and how to maximise equipment performance. These skills have underpinned Cameron’s ability to carry out numerous fleet studies and then manage them through the execution phase. With demonstrated effectiveness in areas of; Operational readiness planning, due diligence, capability assessments, JORC and NI 43-101 reports across a number of commodities, organisational design, equipment selection and fleet studies, ICAM and root cause safety investigations, business improvement and mine optimisation.
Cameron’s Project Management skills, years of experience and the face combined with his financial acumen have enabled Cameron to facilitate many projects from financial feasibility through to implementation. Cameron is a chartered professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM (CP)).

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart

Principal Mining Consultant

Melbourne, Australia
Craig is a results-orientated and highly experienced professional with a track record of delivering robust value adding strategies to the mining industry. He is focused on providing effective and sustainable solutions to mine projects and operations through strategy optimization and Mineral Resource/Ore Reserve optimization. Craig’s expertise involves identifying opportunities for improvement at mining operations through benchmarking and operational reviews leading to improved efficiencies at underground operations. He also has expertise in underground Mass mining technical and operating environments, as well as balanced experience between operational and consultancy roles which allows a broad overview of the mining industry.

Mike McCracken

Mike McCracken

Principal Technical Advisor

Melbourne, Australia
Mike is a high experienced Mining Engineer with over 30 years of experience in hard rock underground and open pit mining. He has a wide range of experience in both operating and technical environments. He is able to provide team leadership and is focused on the basics of process and developing efficiencies of cost and production from that base. Mike pro-actively promotes a high level in safety management, based on risk assessment, leading by example and a personal approach. He has a high level of understanding of all aspects of mining including high grade narrow vein underground gold mining.

Stewart Cuthbert

Stewart Cuthbert

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Stewart is one of Mining One’s senior mining personnel with extensive site management and operations background. His practical hands on mining experience of over 35 years has enabled him to successfully manage many well-resourced mining operations both in Australia, Africa, France, China and Indonesia.
He is skilled in mine planning, designs and schedules with proficient software skills in Surpac, Ventsim, Deswik, RINGking and Datamine. His mine designs are invariably practical and detailed so as to allow for easy implementation by on-site personnel which assists our clients greatly when trying to embed oneself in the culture of mine sites around the world.
Stewart provides reliable and honest management of operations through promoting a working environment of mutual respect between the workforce and management.

Ievan Ludjio

Ievan Ludjio

Senior Mining Engineer (Australia/Indonesia) / Coal Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Ievan has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He has undertaken a wide variety of roles within various technical teams including short/medium/long term planning engineering roles and production engineering roles. Ievan also has extensive experience on a variety of projects and has been involved in the various study phases from concept study to feasibility study to project implementation for various commodities such as coal, gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, limestone, phosphate and rare earth minerals in various countries.
Ievan has a sound understanding of computerised 3D design work, dragline and truck shovel operation, mine scheduling, budgeting, pit optimisation and cost modelling. Ievan is well versed in various mining software packages, including Minex, Minescape, Surpac, Whittle, Vulcan, XPAC, 3D Dig and Talpac. Ievan is a Chartered Professional (Mining) and Member of AusiMM as well as Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ).

Stephen Manning

Stephen Manning

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Stephen is an experienced Senior Mining Engineer with over 18 years of experience particularly in underground mine design and planning. His experience covers all aspects of underground mine design and scheduling, stope design / optimisation and drill and blast design and has developed a level of proficiency in software such as Deswik, EPS, MineWorks Planner, GanttScheduler, Vulcan, etc. Stephen has been involved with reserve estimation work, scoping studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies as well as multiple, operations based mining engineer roles.

Cameron Legg

Cameron Legg

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Cameron is a Mining Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in site based, technical services and consulting roles.  He has developed a deep and broad knowledge across all areas of mining operations, is results focused and strives to understand the fundamental operational value drivers. He has had extensive exposure to open pit mining across a range of commodities including copper, gold, diamonds, zinc and rare earth minerals.  Drawing on both technical site based and consulting roles in mining engineering and overseas management, he has developed excellent interpersonal communication skills allowing for outstanding relationship management and robust problem-solving and analytical abilities. Cameron has been involved in all aspects of project work including Proof of Concept, Scoping, Prefeasibility and Feasibility work.

Fian Sitepu

Fian Sitepu

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Fian has over fourteen years engineering experience both in Australia and overseas. He has exposure to both underground and open pit mining, across a number of commodities including base metals and precious metals. As a mining engineering professional, Fian has experience in site base including being a mining engineer secondment in several mines, technical services and consulting roles.
Fian has been involved in numerous mining studies, mine planning, mine design, mine scheduling, drill & blast and optimization. He is able to adapt and work under pressure with all levels of staff and management especially when he works as mining engineer secondment. Fian is highly skilled in various mine software including Deswik CAD – UG/OP, Deswik sched, Deswik UG drill & blast, Surpac, Minesched, Whittle, Datamine MSO, Mine2-4 and EPS.

Tyler Sibley

Tyler Sibley

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Tyler is a diversely skilled and knowledgeable Senior Mining Engineer with both technical and operational experience in narrow vein, large scale open-stoping and sub-level caving. Tyler’s experience and subsequent skills include: resource and reserves estimation; long, medium and short-term planning; ventilation; drill and blast; contract and statutory mine management (Western Australia). Tyler is highly proficient in Deswik, Vulcan, Ventsim and Datamine.

Adrian Hills

Adrian Hills

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Adrian is a Senior Mining Engineer with extensive underground technical experience along with contractor, management and corporate exposure gained over 20 years in the mining industry. He is able to offer effective management of small to medium workforce through supportive and productive supervision of staff utilising his strong communication and interpersonal skills. Adrian has superior organisational and planning ability, having implemented many Life of Mine plans, production schedules and financial models.

Tim Shi

Tim Shi

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Tim is a Senior Mining Engineer with over 8.5 years of experience in underground mining. He has extensive experience in mine design, planning, budget and cost analysis, as well as in leadership and management of technical personnel and operation team. Tim is well versed in a range of mining software packages including Surpac, Mine 2-4D, EPS, Deswik, Ventsim, Micromine, Autocad, etc.  Tim is a passionate and enthusiastic professional with strong communication skills and speaks proficient English and Mandarin.

Yossie Mika

Yossie Mika

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Yossie is a Mining Engineer with more than 12 years of work experience in the mining industry both in open cut operations and underground mines. He has extensive experience in pre-strip / truck and shovel planning and design for coal mine operations. His design and planning skills are complimented by his cost estimation experience and demonstrated business acumen.

Seen Lee

Seen Lee

Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Seen has fifteen years of experience in the mining industry, with experience from greenfields pre production sites through to fully operational mining operations. Seen’s multi disciplinary background in geology and geotechnical engineering allow for seamless communication within projects. Seen’s core competencies include open pit medium to long term project investigations and evaluations, with particular expertise in pit optimisation,  ground modelling and design. Seen also has strengths in medium to long term mine planning, and is proficient in various mining software packages, including Whittle, Datamine, Surpac, MineSched, Mine 24-D and Deswik. Seen has worked with a number of metalliferous commodities, including gold, copper and iron ore.

Michelle Xu

Michelle Xu

Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Michelle has over 10 years of industry experience, with expertise in 3D mine design and planning. Michelle has assisted in completing numerous mining projects in Australia and China, as well as conducting Surpac training courses for various mining companies. After joining Mining One, she has been involved in a number of prefeasibility, feasibility studies and Life of Asset planning. She is a competent user of Surpac, MineSched, Whittle, Deswik, and Minemax Scheduler and a basic user of Minex and Datamine. Those tools give her flexibility in achieving high efficiency and enable her to find better solutions when conducting pit optimisation, mine design, mining and blending scheduling. She is also fluent in English and is a native Chinese speaker.

Phelan Trinh

Phelan Trinh

Mine Planning Engineer

Phelan has more than 8 years in the mining industry with expertise in pit optimisation, mine design and scheduling, cost estimation, and financial modelling. His operational experience includes all facets of Production Engineering with core competencies in drill & blast and short / medium term mine scheduling. Phelan is a well-rounded engineer having worked in a number of commodities including gold, silver, copper, tin and iron ore. His core competency has been in the area of Mine Planning and Evaluation Lead on feasibility and Life of Asset planning studies. Phelan is a competent user of MineSched, Surpac, Whittle, Deswik, Minemax Scheduler, Datamine and Vulcan. Phelan also has experience in implementation of solutions in multi-objective optimisation problems such as ore-blending.
Phelan’s experience has spanned various geographical locations including open-pit, metalliferous operations in Australia, Laos and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Phelan graduated from the University of Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Hons.) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics).elor of Commerce (Finance and Economics).

Thomas Indrawijaya

Thomas Indrawijaya

Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Thomas is a Mining Engineer with over seven years of experience in open pit mining with exposure in various projects and operations. During his time with Mining One, Thomas has been involved in a number of mining studies across a broad spectrum of commodities such as coal, gold, copper, iron ore, and quarry. He has developed a strong knowledge of open pit mining including mine planning (short/medium/long and Life of Asset Planning), pit and dump design, pit optimisation, scheduling, fleet selection, haul road modelling, Talpac analysis, production reporting, project cost analysis, financial modelling, and technical reporting. He also has strong operational knowledge and experience as a truck and shovel engineer across several coal and gold mines as well as quarries.
Thomas is familiar with many mining software packages including Vulcan, Surpac, Studio 3, Mine 2-4D, Minescape, Talpac, Xact, MineSched, Whittle, Deswik, AutoCAD and Rocscience (RocData, Slide, Swedge, Dips).

Sepehr Sadati

Sepehr Sadati

Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Sepehr is a Mining Geotechnical Engineer who has over 3 years of experience in the mining and metallurgy industry. Sep started his career as a Metallurgical Engineer in a steel foundry and production. His interest in mining industry drew him to continue his studies in mine engineering. Sep’s research activities involve studying mine production efficiency and water management techniques.
Since joining Mining One, Sep has been involved in multiple pre-feasibility studies in both open cut and underground operations in various resources including Gold and Copper. His recent operational experience has included geotechnical core logging and structural sets at Winu ‘s exploration site in Western Australia. Geotechnical face mapping and logging in Katmantoo Copper mine, also closure strain and seismicity analysis in deep underground gold mine.

Yudis Putra

Yudis Putra

Graduate Mining Engineer

Yudis is a self-driven graduate mining engineer who is highly motivated to become a skilled and effective mining professional. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Adelaide and was awarded a scholarship for his studies. He has been trained in using a variety of mining software including Deswik, Whittle, Vulcan, Ventsim, Surpac and JK SimBlast. Yudis has worked on projects for mine operations in both Australia and Indonesia: doing a vacation work program at Newmont’s Batu Hijau open-pit mine and various project assistance for the Rosebery and Olympic Dam underground mines since joining Mining One. He is a quick-learner and possesses a native-level fluency in English and Indonesian.

Michael Ma

Michael Ma

Graduate Mining Engineer

Michael is a tertiary-qualified Mining Engineer bringing innovative design skills and academic knowledge in mine geotechnical engineering, design, planning, ventilation, geomechanics and geology, along with a great sense of personal responsibility and the ability to quickly learn and adapt.

Zola Munkhbat

Zola Munkhbat

Graduate Mining Engineer

Zola is a mining engineer and qualified mine surveyor with over 6 years of operational and technical experience. She was involved in several feasibility studies in Mongolia, performing cost and cashflow models. In her time with Mining One, Zola has focused her efforts on pit optimisations, mine design and scheduling and block model manipulation. Zola is an efficient user of various computer packages including Micromine, Minesight and Surpac. She is also a competent user of RocSience 2D slope stability analysis tools. Zola obtained her Master degree in Mining Engineering Technology at Federation University Australia, specialising slope stability investigation.

David Trembath

David Trembath

Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
David is a Principal Mining Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the engineering and management of mining and civil operations. He has extensive operational experience in management and senior level engineering. For the last seven years David has been working as a consultant on a range of technical projects including the development of novel yet practical mine design solutions. His strong analytical and computer skills are complimented by excellent written and oral communication.

Ben Roache

Ben Roache

Geotechnical Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Ben has 20 years’ experience working as a Geotechnical Engineer for mining operations at projects around the world. Ben’s career in the mining industry commenced following degrees in Science and Engineering at RMIT. Ben has specialised in geotechnical engineering for mining projects with both underground and open pit focus, mine closure assessments, civil geotechnical projects (including dams and heavy foundations) and tunnelling. These projects have covered conceptual studies, bankable feasibility studies, reviews, secondments and on-going project work at mine operations. Ben leads the Mining One geotechnical team, assisting our engineers to deliver quality and timely project outcomes in a professional manner.

Kevin Dugan

Kevin Dugan

Director / Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Kevin has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry throughout Australia and overseas, including eleven years at the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC). He has had extensive experience in the practical aspects of rock and soil mechanics covering major hydroelectric projects, pumped storage schemes, dams, tunnels and most of Australia’s large mining projects, (e.g. Olympic Dam, Northparkes and Century Mine). This work has covered all states of Australian and over fourteen countries overseas.
His mine geotechnical experience covers the geotechnical input and peer review to major projects from conceptual to bankable studies and detailed design. He has also been retained as a peer review consultant on a wide range of projects, including numerous due diligence technical audits and expert witness roles of major civil and mining projects (both coal and metal). His areas of expertise include: Stress measurement analysis and mathematical modelling (2D & 3D); Rock Mechanics (ground support, stability analyses etc.); Reviews, due diligence and expert witness; and Engineering Geology (including data collection, rock mass classifications, etc.). Kevin is a Chartered Professional recognised through the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

David Lucas

David Lucas

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

David Lucas is a mining geotechnical specialist with over 30 years of experience in mining and civil geotechnical engineering, of which 24 years have been in mining in Australia and South-East Asia. He is a specialist in slope stability in open-cut mining, with considerable experience in rock and soil slopes, overburden dumps and stockpiles, in a wide range of hard rock mines, coal mines and quarries. With a first degree in geology, he is skilled at understanding and interpreting geological processes and settings in terms of their engineering impact.
His on-site mining experience includes 12 years in site-based operational roles where he provided practical advice on slope stability, geotechnical hazard management, and failure remediation. His consulting experience since 2005 has included design applications for all stages of mining from scoping and feasibility studies, operational mines, and mine closure studies, risk based stability assessments, and communicating technical concepts to key stakeholders including regulatory authorities and the public. He also specialises in high level geotechnical reviews of mining operations.
David is a registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), and is a chartered professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM (CP)).

Richard Stuklis

Richard Stuklis

Principal Geotechnical Engineer / WA Geotechnical Manager

Perth, Australia
Richard has over 20 years of geotechnical engineering experience applied to open pit, underground and infrastructure projects, within Australasia, Africa and South East Asia. His expertise has been developed through exposure to all stages of project development – from concept through to construction. His project experience include site investigation design and implementation, structural and rock mass evaluations, domain and numerical modelling, operational support (including training), as well as the provision of geotechnical parameters in support of open pit and underground design.
Richard has completed several independent geotechnical project reviews (due diligence studies) and also has extensive project and team management experience. As an engineering consultant practicing over many years, Richard has been fortunate enough to undertake geotechnical assessments across most mineral commodities, encompassing world class through to small capital mining projects, alike.

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Cavroc Co-Founder)

Melbourne, Australia
Abouzar is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and numerical modelling specialist with over 15 years of experience in operations, geotechnical analysis, design and research. His expertise is primarily in applying advanced analytical techniques for geotechnical engineering and design. He has worked on studies involving large open pits and deep, high stress underground mines. He has authored more than 25 technical papers and articles and he is an AusIMM Chartered Professional and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland.

Julian Watson

Julian Watson

Principal Geotechnical Engineer / North American Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Julian holds a Bachelor of Science with honours (structural geology) and a Masters of mining engineering science in geomechanics. He has over 19 years of extensive operational, consulting, and corporate experience and is a subject matter expert in mining rock mechanics (surface and underground). Julian has worked in multiple global regions (including Africa, Americas, Australasia, and Europe), and understands cross cultural sensitivities. He is a published professional and firm advocate of risk-based management systems within rock mechanics engineering and the wider mining industry.
Julian was recently invited to contribute to the text “Safety and Health Management in Mining” which is to be published in the United States by the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) during 2020. Julian is also North American agent for Cavroc Pty Ltd of which Mining One have a formal collaboration with.

Michael Bijelac

Michael Bijelac

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Michael has over 24 years geotechnical experience in underground and open-cut metalliferous and coal mines. The majority of this experience has been focused on consulting services to the mining industry, from geotechnical logging/data collection, secondment to sites for operational support assistance to mining studies from scoping to feasibility levels. Michael has considerable experience in numerical modelling and slope stability analyses, and has extensive operational and design/analysis experience in the geotechnical field.

Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Daniel has over 10 years of underground and open pit geotechnical experience, in operational roles throughout Australia and Africa. His experience ranges from challenging open pit mines in Tasmania and Congo, to deep high stress and seismically active mines in Kalgoorlie (WA). Daniel has extensive experience in rock mass characterisation, underground and open pit stability analysis, ground support design, instrumentation installation and monitoring, backfill design as well as project management and training of junior staff. He has recently worked as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Katanga Mining (Glencore).

Peter Kavanagh

Peter Kavanagh

Senior Engineering Geologist

Melbourne, Australia
Peter is an Engineering Geologist with over 16 years of experience in Engineering Geology roles. Peter worked in the investigation team for the Victorian Desalination Plant and has worked in Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Marandoo, West Angelas and Newman, all major iron ore regions, also Mt Keith, Mt Isa, Mt Morgan, Century and Ranger. Peter has also worked on contracts in Senegal, West Africa, supervising and logging for geotechnical investigations to obtain sub-surface profile and conditions for determining foundations, and in Mt Isa monitoring geotechnical aspects of a proposed in-pit dozed/back-filled ramp to create access to a previously abandoned pit.
His work in Ireland and the UK involved geotechnical investigations into subsidence on motorways, supervision and logging of trial pits, dynamic probing and window sampling, also reporting on pyrite degradation in building materials. His skill set extends across a broad range including, but not limited to, drilling supervision, soil logging, rock core logging (including training), mapping and monitoring (civil and mining operations), geotechnical design of development and geomechanical hazard analysis, design and supervision of horizontal depressurisation drilling during mining operations, monitoring water levels and conductivity, packer testing, and reporting.

Harley Greaves

Harley Greaves

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Harley is a senior geotechnical engineer with experience working on a variety of underground and open pit mining projects throughout Indonesia, Australia, Asia and Africa. His mining experience is made up of site based operational geotechnical roles in several mines, providing geotechnical support and recommendations to mine planning personnel, as well as working with production crews to ensure safe mining environments are maintained.
As well as Harley’s operational experience, he has delivered several major design and technical studies from the conceptual stage through to implementation and mine closure, for various commodities including gold, iron ore, coal and copper, amongst others. Harley is currently undertaking a doctorate with the Australian Centre for Geomechanics, researching the reliability of numerical modelling for seismicity forecasting in high-stress underground mines.

Charlie Stoessiger

Charlie Stoessiger

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Charlie is a senior geotechnical engineer with ten years of mining experience and has site based operational and design experience in both open pit and underground operations. He has worked at several different operations across Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania ranging from large open pits to smaller strip-mining operations and sub-level open stoping mining methods. Charlie has worked in consulting since the beginning of 2013 and has worked on numerous studies in Australia and overseas across gold, iron ore, copper and various other commodities. He has produced studies from PFS through to detailed design for major mining companies and has conducted preliminary investigations and due diligence assessments for smaller companies, including site audits.
Charlie has been invited previously to present at ACG conferences on geotechnical design methodologies and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Western Australia.

Aidan Ford

Aidan Ford

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Aidan is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with ten years of operational and consulting experience. Aidan has a broad range of practical and technical skills, ranging from site-based coverage and support (Ballaratt gold mine, Cracow, Cadia Valley Operations, Cannington, George Fisher and Hera), through to detailed geotechnical designs using advanced numerical and statistical methods for both open pit and underground mining methods. Aidan holds university qualifications in Mining Engineering from UNSW, Mathematics from Charles Sturt University, and has completed a PhD in Civil Engineering (under external review) through the University of Queensland. Aidan’s PhD thesis focused primarily on probabilistic, multi-scale methods for quantifying the stability of open pits.

Mark Burdett

Mark Burdett

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Mark is a Geotechnical Engineer/Structural Geologist with over 15 years of experience working on a range of projects and commodities across the mining industry. Initially, working as an economic structural geologist on a range of metalliferous deposits from exploration to mining he completed a MEng in Civil Engineering (geotechnical) at RMIT and commenced a PhD in rock burst geomechanics before commencing working as a Geotechnical Engineer in 2017.
His operational capabilities encompass underground and open pit projects with particular experience in deep, highly-stress, and structurally complex settings including Golden Grove, Sons of Gwalia, and DeGrussa/Monty operations. His mining experience includes geotechnical requirements for production and mine development, data collection for various operational mine life stages, seismic monitoring and analysis, and structural mapping and analysis, in-house structural training, and development of geotechnical and exploration fault models.
Mark currently supports both underground and open pit clients with practical geotechnical engineering and structural geology and delivers feasibility level studies in our Open Pit Team. He continues his operational experience undertaking both underground and open cut operational roles, providing operational leadership and managing stakeholders.

Didy Ramli

Didy Ramli

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Didy is a Mining Geotechnical Engineer who has over nine years of experience in the mining industry. She started her career as a Geologist and her operational experience encompasses various roles in the Hunter Valley and Bowen Basin namely Integra Underground and Open Cut Coal Mine, Blackwater Mine, Peak Downs Mine, Goonyella Riverside Mine and more recently Savage River Open Cut Mine. Having a strong geology professional background, Didy has a proven record for delivering measurable results and fostering strong stakeholder relationships. She has more than 8 years experience in the mining industry based on mine sites, which includes exploration (greenfields and brownfields), production (open pit and underground) and technical roles.
Didy possesses extensive experience in geological modelling, resource reconciliation, geotechnical highwall and overburden mapping, geological structural interpretation and exploration, which is supported by substantial stakeholder engagement; of which has generated significant culture and business performance improvements on site.
She has a strong professional research background with a degree in Geology from University of Queensland and a Masters in Mining Engineering (Mine Geomechanics) from UNSW. She was also selected by Vale Australia to represent Australia in completing Advanced in Mining Short Courses at University of Ouro Preto, Brazil.

Brittany Sondershausen

Brittany Sondershausen

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Brittany is a Geotechnical Engineer with experience across various Canadian and Australian mines in both operational and technical roles. She has developed a wide range of engineering skills including geotechnical design, numerical modelling, strata support design, seismic analysis, lab and field testing, and instrumentation installation and monitoring. Brittany has also gained experience in continuous improvement and project management of both small and large scale projects.

Frank Bird

Frank Bird

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Frank is a Geotechnical Engineer with experience in both underground and open pit mining. Frank has worked on several large-scale open-pit projects for Rio Tinto, Grange Resources and Evolution Mining and has experience in slope design and feasibility study work. His practical experience also includes underground geotechnical site support, backfill design and geotechnical core logging. He has worked on multiple civil engineering projects in the Melbourne region. Frank is proficient in multiple software packages including; Leapfrog Geo, Rocscience Suite (Dips, Slide, Unwedge, etc), GEM4D, Surpac, Deswik and the Microsoft Office Suite.

Davron Lu

Davron Lu

Contract Lawyer / Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Davron has over eight years of experience in contract laws, due diligence, project management, and geotechnical engineering. Working on a variety of projects both on site and office based, her experience includes technical due diligence, project permitting review, environmental legislations, technical translation, project management and delivery, and client liaison. She has been involved in many technical due diligence and has conducted various reviews on mining and environmental permits for projects in Australia, Canada, Chile, Philippines, etc. She has also conducted geotechnical training for our clients in China to improve their mine safety and economics. Further, Davron is a qualified Australian Lawyer, admitted as an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She has been involved in several high-profile transactions with matters involving research and development tax claim, mergers and acquisitions, construction laws, etc.

Dr. Lily Lu

Dr. Lily Lu

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Lily is a Geotechnical Engineer with over 7 years of experience in operations, geotechnical analysis, design, and research, working on a variety of underground and open pit mining projects throughout Australia, Indonesia, China and Zambia. Lily’s expertise is primarily in numerical modelling, ground support design, underground and open pit stability analysis, and mine backfill. Lily is proficient in the use of different numerical modelling tools such as FLAC3D, Map3D, RocSicence, and Abaqus etc to provide geotechnical support and recommendations to mine planning personnel. Lily has published numerous research papers and conference papers. She also has presented the geomechanics course as a guest lecturer in UNSW and Monash University.

Rafwal Descartes

Rafwal Descartes

Senior Geologist (Indonesia)

Rafwal has over 13 years of experience in the coal mining  and consulting industry. He has experience working in Indonesia and Australia and is recognised as an Indonesian Competent Person for the reporting of Resources in Indonesia. Rafwal has been involved in exploration management and supervision, geological mapping, drilling planning, well site supervision, Coal sampling, geophysical logging interpretation, topographical survey, management of geological databases, seam correlation and geological structure interpretation. He has strong capability in geological modelling using MineScape, Stratmodel and Minex. Rafwal has a thorough understanding of the JORC reporting requirements for resources and reserve. As a Competent Person for Resource Estimation, Rafwal has considerable experience in development of geological models, model auditing and Resource calculation for several type of deposit in Indonesia (Kalimantan and Sumatera), Australia (Surat Basin and Bowen Basin), Mongolia and Colombia. Rafwal is certified as an Indonesian Competent Person for the estimation of Coal Resources. He also has experience in Bauxite (Exploration, West Kalimanatan), Nickel (Drilling supervision, Sulawesi), Graphite (Drilling supervision, Srilanka), Geotechnical (Drilling supervision, Kalimantan) and Gold (Regional mapping, NTT).

Sumukha Prasad

Sumukha Prasad

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Sumukha is a Geotechnical Engineer specialising in mine geotechnical engineering. He has completed a Master of Engineering at RMIT and his current experience is based upon underground and open pit geotechnical design. Sumukha’s thesis has assisted a notable underground zinc mine with its ongoing understanding and geotechnical management of critical underground infrastructure. At Mining One he has been involved in several technical projects, both open pit and underground. His experience includes ground stability assessments in both 2D and 3D analysis methods. Key experience covers underground design, material parameter derivation for the purpose of slope stability in isotropic and anisotropic rock masses; stress modelling of underground excavations and ground support design.
Sumukha has also been involved in geotechnical data collection and empirical assessment for various levels of geotechnical study and investigation. Operations include Kanmantoo Copper Mine (South Australia), Savage River Mine (Tasmania), Gwalia Gold Mine (Western Australia), Koolan Island (Western Australia) and Cannington Mine (Queensland)

Andrew Rajapakse

Andrew Rajapakse

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Andrew is a Senior Mining Geotechnical Engineer who has over six years of experience in the mining industry. His operational experience encompasses various geotechnical engineering roles. These include Dugald River Underground Mine, Century Open Cut Mine, Costerfield Underground Mine, and Savage River Open Cut Mine. He has also been involved in numerous mine design studies, including at a pre-feasibility and feasibility level. His mining experience includes the monitoring and co-management of significant pit wall failures, data collection for various operational mine life stages, and geotechnical requirements for production and mine development. He was also a part of the Dugald River Trial Stoping Program and the Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS) open pit seismology program.
Andrew’s underground experience stems from the participation in the successful sub-level open stoping (SLOS) from the Dugald River Underground Mine Trial Stoping Program, working with numerous industry and technical leaders. This includes geotechnical data collection for hanging wall stability assessments, installation and interpretation of geotechnical instrumentation, geotechnical implications in drill and blast practices, numerical modelling using MAP3D, ground support design and QAQC of ground support installation. He has established and implemented geotechnical systems and worked with mining contractors to improve and maintain safe operational practices.
With Mining One, Andrew has been involved in pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in both open cut and underground operations in various resources including iron ore, copper, magnetite, zinc and gold. He has continued his operational experience undertaking a series of both underground and open cut operational roles, providing operational leadership and managing stakeholders.

Selcuk Erol

Selcuk Erol

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Selcuk is a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer with over eleven years of relevant experience. In his career Selcuk has been involved in geotechnical design, data collection and analyses of various underground and open-pit mines. He has worked with reputable resource and civil companies delivering specialist engineering service both on site and in the office.

Stuart Hutchin

Stuart Hutchin

Geology Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Stuart has over 23 years of experience in the Australian and international mining industry. He has worked in a wide range of gold, base metal, rare earth, bauxite, iron ore, diamond and emerald deposits. He has experience ranging from grass roots exploration through to mine geology and resource estimation in both underground and surface mining operations. Stuart has also had extensive experience with project assessment, geological audits, project valuations (VALMIN) and due diligence studies on both exploration and mining projects. He is a proficient user of Surpac, Vulcan and Micromine software packages. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is deemed as a Competent Person and Qualified Person for JORC 2012 and NI43-101 resource estimate sign off covering multiple commodities and deposit styles.

Doug Corley

Doug Corley

Principal Resource Geologist

Doug is a Principal Resource Geologist with over 29 years of experience in mining geology and mineral exploration across a broad range of ore deposit styles and geological environments. He has worked for numerous mining operations in Australia and internationally and experienced in project evaluations, scoping studies, pre-feasibility and bankable feasibility studies. He has experience in a variety linear and non-linear estimation techniques.

A Competent Person (CP) as defined by the JORC and SEC codes for reporting of gold, manganese, phosphate, base metals, uranium and nickel Mineral Resources and fulfil the requirements of a Qualified Person for NI 43-101 reporting.

Most recently managed a team of 3 Senior Resource Geologists, responsible for resource model generation at sites, brown fields and green fields locations within the Africa, Australia and Asian jurisdictions. He has also been involved in numerous reviews of mining projects for potential mergers and acquisitions. Doug is experienced with Datamine, Isatis, Leapfrog and Vulcan software.

Dr. Robert Gaulton

Dr. Robert Gaulton

Principal Coal Geologist

Melbourne, Australia
A highly experienced Mining Geologist with over 45 years of experience, Rob provided a wide range of geological services to SECV mining and resource development operations in the Latrobe Valley (4 open cut operations) between 1973 and 1994. Between 1981 and 1992 he led a team of earth scientists and technical specialists while managing SECV drilling activities and a number of emergent large scale projects and investigations. He was also routinely involved with open pit drainage, dewatering and stability issues. In addition, Rob oversaw the introduction of computer based geological and geophysical data acquisition and the development of digital geological and coal resource models and was responsible for maintenance of the SECV bore data base.
He completed an MSc (Hons) degree in Coal Geology at the University of Wollongong between 1983 and 1985. Between 1972 and 1988 he conducted over 70 internal training sessions on coal geology, pit stability and coal chemistry and lectured part time in earth sciences at the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (later Monash University Gippsland) between 1975 and 1987. Rob has also developed and presented a series of sessional lectures on low rank coals for Latrobe University and the University of Wollongong. He currently lectures in Engineering Geology for MSc students at Federation University Gippsland and takes practical geology sessions for Environmental Science students.
In recent years, Rob has been involved with a range of coal mining projects in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. These included ongoing assignments in the Latrobe Valley, geological and geological/geotechnical investigations for the Federal Government, resource estimates at Griffin Coal (WA), reviews of and provision of advice to coal mining operations/prospects in Tasmania and New Zealand as well as coal resource evaluations in Malaysia and JORC coal resource estimates in Indonesia.

Alexis Valenza

Alexis Valenza

Principal Hydrogeologist

Melbourne, Australia
Alexis has been involved with international mining and hydrogeological consulting firms on large environmental, geotechnical and infrastructure projects – including tunnelling and underground dewatering – in Europe, Africa, Middle East and South East Asia for around 23 years. His expertise also covers open pit and underground mine dewatering, mineral sands dry and wet operations, landfill and tailings dam contamination assessment.
Alexis holds a Master of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology. Alexis is a member and committee member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), a Chartered Engineer (Civil and Environmental Colleges), member of Engineers Australia, a committee member of the Construction Material Processors Association (CMPA) and of AusIMM.

Sean Jones

Sean Jones

Geologist

Melbourne, Australia
Sean is a Geologist who started his mining career working in Rio Tinto’s research labs, giving him valuable insight into the mining industry. There he worked mainly in diamond and copper exploration using in-house developed analytical techniques. He left Rio Tinto to start a PhD, which he is currently pursuing while also working at Mining One.
Sean is passionate about making sure that any project he undertakes, be it on an academic or personal level, is completed to the utmost of his abilities. He has solid research, planning and organisational skills, and an analytical and practical approach to problem solving. Sean relishes the chance to meet new challenges, learn new skills and expand on those that he has already acquired. He respects other people’s opinions and believes that brain storming and networking are valuable tools. Sean is self-motivated, hardworking, flexible, adaptable, honest and trustworthy, and makes a worthy contribution to any organisation.

Mick McKeown

Mick McKeown

Senior Resource Geologist/Senior Engineering Geologist

Melbourne, Australia
Mick has a wide range of expertise in geology and mining engineering since entering the mining industry. Over his 40 year career, Mick has completed a large number of due diligence studies, mining and geological audits, project management, operational improvement, mine budgeting, mine scheduling, underground and open-cut mine design, Ore Reserve and Mineral Resource estimation and reporting.
He has worked in Australian and overseas in gold, tin, tungsten, base metals, nickel, rare earths, magnetite, limestone and dolomite deposits.
His special skills include the business analysis of existing and proposed mining operations, Melbourne, Australiathe interpretation of structurally complex geology and Mineral Resource estimation.

David Bennett

David Bennett

Senior Exploration Geologist

Melbourne, Australia
David has over 40 years mining and exploration geology experience post-graduation for a variety of commodities including coal, base and precious metal, alluvials. He has worked Australia-wide and overseas, including PNG, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Germany. Roles include: relief quarry/mine manager, dimension stone (black granite, Derby- WA), Sundance Mine (Au, Bachelor- NT), Amphitheatre Mine (Au, Paraburdoo- WA) as well as being a mentor to national geologists. David has gained experienced in drilling campaigns (RC, diamond), open-cut production, including grade control. He also has experience in MapInfo, Surpac and Vulcan software.