Mineral Exploration: Looking at it another way

Author(s): 
Donna Schmidt interviews Bert De Waele
Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
First presented: 
Mining Magazine
Type: 
Article
Category: 
Geology

How are changing geophysics technologies helping to create successful, efficient exploration projects for new and growing mines? Donna Schmidt checks in with experts ranging from technology producers to geological consultants.

Feature Author

Bert De Waele

Bert De Waele has over 23 years of structural mapping experience, mostly in African Precambrian terranes. In addition, he has consulted on base metal and gold prospects, setting up and running exploration programmes or interpreting regional geochemical data. With SRK, Bert has also conducted Independent Technical Assessments on various mineral assets including gold, porphyry copper, iron ore, manganese, diamond, mineral sands, phosphate, evaporite and uranium. His research interests focus on regional geology and tectonics, by integrating field and laboratory work, including U-Pb microprobe geochronology, isotope (147Sm-144Nd and 87Rb-86Sr) and whole-rock geochemistry and Geographic Information Systems. Bert has a strong commitment to transfer of knowledge, holding an Adjunct Research posting at The University of Western Australia. Bert has taught structural geology, computing in geoscience (GIS - Remote Sensing and DPA (Geosoft)) and supervised field classes, mapping projects and theses (BSc, MSc and PhD) both in French-speaking and English-speaking environments.

Principal Consultant (Geology)
PhD (Geology), RP Geo (Regional Geology, Mineral Exploration)
SRK Perth
SRK Worldwide