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Exploration experience

With over a 100 years of combined experience, 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

Principal Consultant

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

Darren Hunt

Darren Hunt

Principal Consultant

Darren has extensive experience in a wide variety of exploration activities from generative to deposit scale. His previous roles at Southern Geoscience Consultants and Teck have provided in-depth geophysical skills and also exposure to broader aspects of minerals exploration such as project management (including drilling and geochemical analysis), contract administration and safety coordination.

Darren is experienced with most types of geophysical data, and has dealt extensively with EM, MT, AGG and reflection seismic. He has worked on a range of deposit styles with particular emphasis on Sed-hosted Zn, IOCG & Porphyry Cu/Au.

Darren holds a BSc (1st class Honours) from Curtin University and a Masters in Economic Geology from UWA. He is an active member of the ASEG, currently serving as Treasurer of the WA committee, and is also a member of AIG and SEG.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Designing geophysical programs to solve geological problems
  • 3D modelling & geologically constrained inversions
  • Interpretation and integration of geophysical data

Connect with Darren:

d.hunt@terraresources.com.au

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.

Connect with Rob:

r.black@terraresources.com.au

+61 449930596

Jarrad Trunfull

Jarrad Trunfull

Senior Geophysicist

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) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).

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

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

Connect with Michelle:

m.chard@terraresources.com.au

+61 407051970

JJ Leong

JJ Leong

Geophysicist

JJ graduated with an MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Imperial College London and a BSc with Honours in Geophysics from Curtin University. Prior to joining Terra Resources in 2020, JJ has held a couple of roles across the mining, petroleum and software industries, including working as a geophysicist at Petroleum Geo-Services and solutions consultant at Dassault Systèmes.

He has experience in seismic imaging and interpretation and the exposure in conducting various geophysical studies on sites, including but not limited to seismic, gravity, magnetic and petrophysical surveys. He also has experience in using multiple geoscience softwares such as Oasis Montaj, Potent, Petrel, RokDoc, FEFLOW and ArcGIS.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • processing of magnetic, gravity, radiometrics, passive seismic and remote sensing data
  • 2D and 3D seismic imaging and interpretation
  • 2D and 3D forward modelling and inversion

Connect with JJ:

j.leong@terraresources.com.au

Mila Markoski

Mila Markoski

Geoscientist

Mila graduated with a Bachelor in Geology at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. During her degree, she gained extensive knowledge on ore deposits and ore formation and acquired valuable field experience collecting and analysing data and mapping various geological deposits in several states in Canada, as well as Hawai’i, USA.

Mila is currently working at Terra as a Geoscientist, where she is performing petrophysical analysis on core samples to estimate the geophysical response of ore bodies. Mila is eager to learn about geophysical methods in mineral exploration, modelling and processing data while also combining it with her geological knowledge to make robust geoscientific interpretations.

Connect with Mila:

m.markoski@terrapetrophysics.com.au

Fionnuala Campbell

Fionnuala Campbell

Geophysicist

Fionnuala graduated with BSc Honours in Exploration Geophysics (1st Class Honours) from Curtin University in 2020 and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from CODES University of Tasmania in 2019.

The undergraduate units developed necessary skills for the integration of applied geophysical methods with geological datasets. The CODES third geology units focused on the practical methods of petrological sample analysis and field mapping in both Western Tasmania and Broken Hill, NSW for paragenesis creation and report compilation.

Prior to commencing at Terra Resources in July 2020, Fionnuala gained geophysical experience with IGO Limited, focusing on time-domain electromagnetic data collection, analysis and processing for Nickel sulphides in Western Australia.

Connect with Fionnuala:

f.campbell@terraresources.com.au

Mike Dentith

Mike Dentith

Technical Advisor

Internationally recognised expertise in mineral exploration geophysics, with over 30 years’ experience in teaching, research and consulting as Professor of Geophysics at The University of Western Australia.  Experienced with all types of geophysical data and its applications in mineral and petroleum exploration and environmental studies.  Co-author of the award winning textbook, Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist.

Key Skills and Strengths:

  • Advanced knowledge of mineral system-based analysis of geophysical datasets especially as applied to orogenic gold, magmatic nickel-PGE and carbonate-hosted base metal systems.
  • Innovative analysis of petrophysical data incorporating mineralogical and geochemical datasets using advanced data analysis methods.
  • Leader and innovator in the application of deep penetrating geophysical methods, including passive seismic and magnetotelluric data, to exploration.
  • High level of experience in processing, modelling and integrated interpretation of magnetic, gravity, radiometric and seismic datasets for resource and environmental applications.
  • Leader and innovator in geoscience data analysis methods and geoscience communication.
  • Experienced professional instructor who has run numerous courses for industry, government and professional societies in Australia, Asia, South America and Africa.  Topics include geophysics for geologists and geophysical signatures of mineral systems.  Face-to-face and on-line delivery.
  • Extensive track record of success in applied research, research management and team leadership.

Connect with Mike:

m.dentith@terraresources.com.au