Philip has over 35 years experience at the forefront of the geophysics industry. He holds a BSc. in Exploration Geophysics and Geology from the University of Sydney and is a part-time lecturer at Macquarie University. Philip founded Ultramag in 1988, now one of the leading geophysics companies in Australia.
Daniel has over 15 years’ experience in the geophysics industry, geo-tech engineering and services industries, he holds formal training in surveying. Daniel has held supervisory roles at many of Australia’s major mining sites for companies including BHP, Rio Tinto, FMG, Xstrada, Peabody and Anglo Coal
Daniel also manages new opportunities worldwide, business strategy, new projects / project equity.
Mark de Kock has over 20 years’ experience in driving superior commercial outcomes through strategy and technology in companies such as Vocus Communications, Optus, Vodafone, Trident Subsea Cable and HP (Tandem/Compaq).
Mark started his career designing and developing money market and stock exchange trading systems such as the Helsinki Money Market System, full automation of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, and the design of the 3rd generation of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From there Mark focussed on eCommerce systems, managing the development of the qantas.com.au platform as GM eCommerce IT for Qantas in 2000/1, which delivered $230m of 3 year NPV. After several subsequent roles in IT with BT Financial group, Optus and Vodafone, Mark joined Vocus Communications in its infancy as Head of Strategy. Mark was responsible for setting the strategy, the IPO of Vocus and the required acquisitions to execute against the stated strategy. During Mark’s tenure on the Board of Vocus Communications, the company grew from a $25m market capitalisation company to an ASX500 company. 5 years from listing, Vocus is now an ASX200 company.
Mark holds a B.Sc. (First class honours) in Electronic Engineering from University College London and an execMBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Michael has over 15 years’ experience in the mining industry specializing in Geophysics, and Geophysical Instrumentation. He has filled a wide range of roles including supervisory positions in Australia and overseas, at many major hard rock and coal mine sites. He has also been responsible for the rollout of new survey techniques and technology within the exploration industry. Michael has a wide skillset, covering Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Prototype design, Project Management, IT and Business Development, Fabrication, Non-Destructive Testing, and Data Processing.
Michael has certification in Project Management, Electronics, Maths and Physics.
With five years industry experience Matt is responsible for client data handoff and follow-up. Matt is a Geoscientist with strong technical, exploration, modelling and presentational skills. He makes effective use of available resources to produce innovative solutions for our clients. Matt holds a BSc (Hons.) in Geology & Geophysics.
With 30 + years’ experience, Max has worked as a senior geologist in minerals exploration, mining production, mining technology, in senior recruitment and at Board level. He understands C-Suite and senior executive role demands and the commercial and technical nature of the mining business. Max is an expert with people and role negotiation skill. Max holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology.
Brendan is a geoscience professional with over 15 years’ experience in coal exploration and the CSG industry in both the Bowen and Surat Basins in Queensland. He has been directly involved in the exploration and development of several coal mines in the Bowen Basin as Senior Geologist and has worked extensively as an independent geological contractor to major coal companies to explore and appraise coal projects in Queensland. More recently he has completed almost 8 years in the coal seam gas industry as a Project Geologist, Development Geologist and Petrophysicist in both the Bowen and Surat Basins. He understands the need and value proposition for advanced geophysical exploration techniques that can be used to manage risk and to successfully appraise projects.
Kaia has been the Field Crew Supervisor of Ultramag for three years. Often working in the most remote regions, he demonstrates a professional attitude towards safety and is a valuable leader. With a range of skills, Kaia is an efficient Manager of our field team and can be relied upon when it comes to hard work.
"The DGPR is a new technology, it will have broad ranging applications in the search and delineation of mineral deposits for many different commodities and deposit styles as well as civil geotechnical engineering applications.
The results are not modified to fit an idealised model of a predefined target, they reflect real unbiased geological features."
“Thank you once again for the excellent Deep Ground Penetrating Radar (DGPR) work completed on the Torrington Project in New South Wales. We are very keen to see further data acquisition and interpretation for this project, as we can see some significant opportunity to better direct drill hole placement and orientation.
Further to the discussion and your demonstration of the efficacy of the DGPR technique in the coal industry.
As you are aware, we are exploring a large coal deposit in the Galilee Basin, currently containing 1.69Bt in Indicated and Inferred JORC (2012) resources. We are very keen to explore the use of this technique to determine whether we can utilise it to address potential faulting within the deposit, as you have successfully done so in other areas. Further, we are anxious to determine whether the technique can be utilised to identify the Line Of Oxidation of coal seams as they progress up through the lower limit of weathering.
We believe this technique may have the potential to save us a significant number of drill holes if it proves efficacious.
We would like to signal our strong intention to engage your company in these data acquisition, and further, to provide testing and interpretive services to ensure the most robust use of the data.”
Managing Director @ Resolve Coal Pty Ltd
“Ultramag Geophysics Pty Ltd offered to run several lines over the main area of the Kookabookra Gold Project using their newly acquired Deep Ground Penetrating Radar to see if this system could define the nature of the gold mineralisation. The gold mineralisation at Kookabookra that consists of <1% sulphides and contains no magnetic minerals does not present a good target for either electrical or magnetic geophysical methods.
Four 250m long lines were completed over the Mannix Gold Target in 4hrs. Three lines were run EW and one line was NS. All lines defined a possible deep (80-200m) intrusive body that is positioned directly below the best gold intersections in the shallow drilling mentioned above. This intrusive body now represents a significant drill target that could host a large gold system.
PWEA believes that this Deep Ground Penetrating Radar represents a geophysical method that has little or no setup costs and has the ability to find mineralisation that could be missed by electrical and magnetic methods. It is a very exciting development for mineral exploration.”
P W English And Associates Pty Ltd