Consultants and Technical Staff


Micon International Limited

Micon is a mining consultancy providing independent professional advice to mining companies and their providers of capital, law firms and government agencies. Staffed by senior mineral industry consultants with extensive international experience in the fields of geology, mining engineering, metallurgy, processing, environmental management, market analysis and mineral economics, the firm is well qualified to carry out consulting assignments throughout the world. The principles of Integrity, Competence and Independence have guided the firm for 30 years, assuring clients of the highest level of service and establishing Micon’s familiar ‘red book’ reports as a benchmark for quality, reliability and value.

Fairport Engineering Limited

Based in the North of England, Fairport are a long established business (since 1982) providing exceptional and often unique engineering solutions for a huge range of diverse industries – from mines and quarries to sugar refineries and power stations.

QME Limited

QME have been supplying complete solutions to the minijng and tunneling industries since 1985. The QME team consists of qualified and highly experienced Engineers, support staff and safety personnel who provide Mining & Tunnelling services through their key divisions; Mining & Tunneling Contracting, Equipment Sales & Rentals; Mine Technical services and Powertrain Component spares and rebuilds.

Technical Staff

Dr Tim Barrett

Canadian, is the consultant responsible for the stratigraphic and lithogeochemical programme. He has extensive experience in the study of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits generally and the application of geochemical techniques to this task specifically. In particular he has studied and published papers on major deposits at Myra Falls, Eskay Creek and at the Noranda camp in Quebec.

Dr Barrett gained a masters degree in geology from the University of Toronto in 1974 and a D.Phil. from Oxford in 1979. He has carried out academic research at universities in Germany, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. He has been editor of the journal Exploration and Mining Geology and has published a number of academic papers himself and in conjunction with others.

Dr. Steve Tennant

British, has a first class honours degree in applied geology from Oxford Brookes University and a Ph.D. in Geology from Cardiff University, for which he was sponsored by the company. The subject of his Ph.D. was the chemostratigraphic study of volcanic host rocks at Parys Mountain. He has made very significant improvements to the understanding of many aspects of Parys Mountain geology and is a valuable contributor to the company's efforts.