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An Overview of Graphite Projects from Asia to Africa

Mike Cunningham
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
First presented: 
AIG Lithium and Graphite Seminar, 15 August 2016

In this presentation delivered at the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) Lithium and Graphite Seminar, Mike Cunningham shares his experience working on graphite projects around the world and discusses examples of the three main types of graphite mineralisation, their geological complexities and why structure is the key to exploing and estimating an industrial mineral resource.

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