Phil Jones has over thirty years of experience as a geologist in exploration, prospect evaluation, project development, open pit and underground mining as well as various management roles.
Experience in a wide variety of commodities including gold, uranium, iron ore, phosphate, copper, lead, zinc, silver, nickel and silica in Australia, Kyrgyzstan, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Africa.
Extensive experience in open pit and underground mining operations including grade control, mine planning and production scheduling, production reconciliation and reporting, compiling departmental budgets.
Managed numerous exploration programs ranging from regional mapping and geochemical sampling through to resource delineation using RC and diamond drilling. Extensive experience in JORC compliant ore reserve and mineral resource estimation on numerous orebodies in wide ranging geological environments.
Conducted numerous technical and financial feasibility studies on projects prior to development or part of due diligence studies. Significant management experience of geological teams in exploration and mining departments.
Worked closely with many mining professionals including other geologists, mining engineers, metallurgists, accountants and surveyors.
Competent in a wide variety of computer software packages including specialised exploration and mining software such as MineMap, Arcview GIS, MapInfo, Micromine and Surpac as well as various database, spreadsheet, word processing, graphical design and presentation packages.