+61 409 493 485 info@terraresources.com.au

Exploration experience

With combined experience of over 25 years you can be sure that if there is in an exploration concept that can be identified and tested then it will be found.

Problem Solvers

Engage us to assist with processing/modelling and integration with existing data to clear target selection and technical presentations.


Barry Bourne

Barry Bourne

Consulting Principal

Global exploration experience ranging from greenfields exploration to advanced project execution. Demonstrated exploration success and leadership qualities coupled with excellent geological/ technical ability. Always looking to play a significant role in a new discovery.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Generative experience in all major gold provinces. Advanced knowledge for targeting epithermal and porphyry mineralization. Advanced geological knowledge in all Archaean terrains.
  • Six years in-country experience in developing nations (Papua New Guinea, East/West Africa, South America). Three years living and working on the Carlin trend in Nevada, USA. Current business visas for all APEC countries (17).
  • Exploration success at Casale (Au/Cu), Chile (Luciano Cluster), Kabanga (Ni), Tanzania (Ext), Tusker (Au), Tanzania (Kilimani Zone) and Ruby Hill (Au), USA (Bullwhacker Ext). Successfully delineated the Century (Zn/Pb) hydrological catchment area. Geophysical expertise with in-mine engineering and ore delineation.
  • Has provided support to the senior executive on best global talent and leadership capability. Has strength in coaching senior management in both individual and team development.
  • An innovator, who has designed, proposed and implemented the full range of initiatives via experience gained whilst working within the mining industry. Shortlisted for the Australian innovation Awards in 2012. Advance Global Australian of the Year- Mining and Resources 2013.

Connect with Barry:

b.bourne@terraresources.com.au

+61 409493485

Lynelle Beinke

Lynelle Beinke

Senior Geophysicist

Experience in Australia and Africa exploring for base metals, gold and uranium at a range of scales from greenfield to minesite in hard and soft rock terrains. Very high technical ability and geological understanding with exposure to a wide range of geophysical techniques and styles of mineralisation.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Modelling and imaging of geophysical data and integration with other datasets to increase geological understanding and generate exploration models and targets.
  • Demonstrated ingenuity in constrained 3D inverse modelling of potential field datasets.
  • Modelling and interpretation of electrical datasets (AMT, CSAMT, EM, IP, resistivity).
  • Planning, execution and delivery of geophysical programs to complement new and existing exploration programs, combined with a high understanding of geophysical survey planning, field operations and quality control of data during acquisition.

Completed a Master of Economic Geology from The University of Tasmania in 2014.

Connect with Lynelle:

l.beinke@terraresources.com.au

+61 427207017

Rob Black

Rob Black

Senior Geophysicist

Rob has a BSc Geophysics from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada and joined Terra Resources in 2017. He is Canadian born and educated geophysicist and has lived in Australia for the past five years. Rob has extensive exploration experience in Uranium, Copper, Zinc, Gold, Kimberlites, Heavy Oil and Natural Gas. Being from a mining town, he has been exposed to exploration and geophysics since the late eighties resulting in a passion for exploration and discovery. Rob has worked with a number of different companies including Cameco, Moombarriga Geoscience, Hartley Geophysics and Nexen. Rob is an active member of ASEG.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Modelling and imaging of geophysical data and integration with other datasets to increase geological understanding and generate exploration models and targets.
  • Advanced knowledge in constrained 3D inverse modelling of potential field datasets.
  • Demonstrated ingenuity and advanced 3D modelling/ interpretation of electrical datasets (AMT, CSAMT, EM, IP, resistivity).
  • Planning, execution and delivery of geophysical programs to complement new and existing exploration programs, combined with a high understanding of geophysical survey planning, field operations and quality control of data during acquisition.

r.black@terraresources.com.au

+61 449930596

Jarrad Trunfull

Jarrad Trunfull

Project Geophysicist / Geologist

Jarrad graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology from the University of Western Australia. Prior to joining the Terra Resources team in May 2019, Jarrad worked as both a geologist and geophysicist with a number of companies including Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Southern Geoscience Consultants and Saracen Gold Mines. He has extensive experience in geophysical data acquisition, processing, modelling and interpretation, geoscientific data integration and interpretation, and exploration targeting. Jarrad is an active member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG).

Key Skills and Strengths

  • A strong focus on the integration of geological, geophysical, petrophysical and other datasets to increase understanding and generate effective drill targets.
  • Worked as both a geologist and a geophysicist, with experience across multiple commodities and deposit styles utilizing a variety of exploration methods.
  • Broad experience in geophysics survey planning, management of acquisition, data processing, modelling and interpretation.

Connect with Jarrad:

j.trunfull@terraresources.com.au

+61 409582069

Bill Robertson

Bill Robertson

Principal Geophysicist

Extensive experience in exploration programs for base metals, copper-gold, diamonds, gold, iron, graphite, rare earths and uranium.

Bill has B.Ap.Sc (Geophysics), Diploma in Applied Physics (Mining and Hydrology) and over 30 years’ experience as a professional geoscientist, working as geophysicist for CRAE / Rio Tinto, North and as an independent consultant. He has provided geophysical support to exploration and evaluation programs in Western Australia, NSW, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory, Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.

Key Skills and Strengths

  • Implementation of geophysical programs in the search of economic mineralisation.
  • Modelling, imaging and interpretation of geophysical data and the integration with other geological datasets.
  • Project generation.
  • Extensive experience with magnetics, gravity, radiometrics, IP, EM, CSAMT, and AMT.

Connect with Bill:

w.robertson@terraresources.com.au

+61 407162400

Michelle Chard

Michelle Chard

Senior Geologist - Data Analytics

Michelle has a BSc Geology and BEd from Melbourne University and joined Terra Resources in June 2017. She is a geologist with 18 years experience in the mining and exploration industries on various projects around Australia and overseas. She was previously the Geological Systems Manager for Gold Fields worldwide exploration technical team; consulting internally on geological systems, database installation and exploration procedures.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Capture of open file and company data, database design and implementation.
  • Creating and maintaining database reporting and validation functionality for exploration databases
  • Independent advise on database design, management and change control
  • Integration of geological data with geochemistry and geophysics
  • Independent geological data due diligence of potential acquisition projects
  • Training – The importance of QA-QC and complete and accurate data capture, industry/company standards for logging and sampling of drillhole/ surface samples, database software and data management

m.chard@terraresources.com.au

+61 407051970

Beti Slakeska

Beti Slakeska

Senior Geophysicist

Experience in acquisition, processing and interpretation of broad types of geophysical data. Specialising in Potential filed, Magnetic and Gravity methods. Experience across all mineral exploration methods. Experience in seismic methods for mineral and oil and gas exploration. Knowledge of different mineralisation systems in Australia, Africa and South America.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Skills in 2D and 3D Marine Seismic Data Processing for Hydrocarbon Exploration
  • Potential Field Survey Design and Data Acquisition experience
  • Data Appraisal and QAQC, Inversion and Forward Modelling experience using Gravity, Magnetic, IP, AGG data.
  • Drillhole Data Management, Section Creation and Implicit Geological Modelling

Connect with Beti:

b.slakeska@terraresources.com.au

+61 431981639

Blake Cross

Blake Cross

Graduate Geophysicist / Geologist

Blake has a BSc in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines and is currently a MSc student at Curtin University studying Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology. He has been working at Terra Petrophysics to assist in measuring and recording petrophysical data on core samples.

His experience is in processing and interpreting potential field geophysics data, conducting joint interpretation across both geophysics and geologic datasets, and in ore body geology. He is interested in further understanding orebody deposition and the ways that geophysically detectable features play a role in their formation and constraints.

He is currently in the early stages of a MSc research project focused on understanding the formation of metasedimentary hydrothermal Cobalt deposit in the United States.

Connect with Blake:

b.cross@terrapetrophysics.com.au

 

Jarrad Luce

Jarrad Luce

Geophysicist

Jarrad graduated from Curtin University with a BSc and BSc Honours in Geophysics. He gained experience working as a field technician carrying out ground electromagnetic surveys throughout Western Australia and in New South Wales. He joined Terra Resources at the beginning of 2018 and is working acquiring petrophysical data on a variety of rock samples.

Jarrad’s expertise is in acquiring petrophysical data on core samples, identifying and documenting relationships between alteration/mineralisation and physical properties. He is interested in the application of sample physical properties in aiding geophysical data modelling and inversion.

Recently Jarrad has performed petrophysical analysis on samples from Rio Tinto Exploration, Fortescue Metals Group, Newmont Mining Corporation, Teck Australia Pty Ltd and European Cobalt Ltd.

Connect with Jarrad:

j.luce@terraresources.com.au