Exploration and sampling techniques for conglomerate gold in the Pilbara region

Mike Cunningham
Thursday, March 22, 2018
First presented: 
The Pilbara Conglomeate Gold Conference 2018

In this presentation, Mike Cunningham discusses exploration for conglomerate Gold in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, how it compares with Witswatersrand style deposits and techniques for sampling and quantifying the mineralisation.

Feature Author

Mike Cunningham

Michael has over 15 years’ experience as a geologist. He completed a PhD in post-Variscan tectonics (Ireland) and later completed two years of postdoctoral research into evaluating and modelling active oceanic slope processes. Mike has also worked in both Irish and British civil services where he was involved in shallow seabed mapping, GIS and software development. Mike’s experience with SRK includes projects in Australia and overseas (Indonesia, Lao, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tanzania, Congo, Liberia and Malaysia), and on a variety of commodities including graphite, gold, uranium, iron and potash. He has conducted 3D modelling of vein, epithermal and banded iron formation styles of mineralisation,m and Mineral Resource and exploration target estimates in accordance with JORC Code (2012) reporting guidelines.

Principal Consultant (Geology)
PhD (Geology), MAIG, MAusIMM
SRK Perth
SRK North America