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Jim Everett

Adjunct Professor

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting


Contact details

P: (08) 9386 2934

After his PhD in plate tectonics and geophysics at Cambridge and two-years’ postdoctoral work on geomagnetics in the Earth Sciences faculty at the ANU, Jim listened to his family asking “what are you going to do when you grow up”, so joined industry, working for West Australian Petroleum, then for a small mining company, and finally for Woodside.

Having computer experience, he was assigned to pre-drilling project evaluations.  Finding he was losing arguments with accountants, he completed a couple of business degrees part-time at the University of Western Australia.

UWA was starting the MBA course and wanted people with industry experience to teach on it. So he returned to academia and spent thirty years in the UWA Economics and Commerce Faculty, which morphed into the current Business School.

During that time he was an active researcher, publishing in many journals and conference proceedings, and continued to consult to industry. Since retirement as Emeritus Professor in 2006 he has continued to publish and to consult, mainly to the iron ore mining industry, in the fields of ore selection, ore sequencing, grade control and simulation modelling.

Most old blokes lose their faculties, but he has recently gained one, joining the UWA Earth and Environment Faculty as an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Exploration Targeting. Through the CET, he has recently completed two projects in South Africa for manganese and iron ore mining companies.


Relevant Refereed Journal Articles

Everett J.E., Linden D. & Maney, P. (2013) Predicting Iron Ore Fines Shipment Moisture, Applied Earth Science, 122/2, 113-121.

Everett J.E. (2013)  Paradigm Lost, Applied Earth Science, 122/2, 58-65.

Everett J.E. (2013)  Planning an Iron Ore Mine: From Exploration Data to Informed Mining Decisions, Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 10, 145-162.

Everett J.E. (2012) Ore Selection and Sequencing, Applied Earth Science, 120/3, 130-136.

Everett J.E. & Howard T.J. (2012) Predicting Finished Product Properties in the Mining Industry from Pre-extraction Data, Applied Earth Science, 120/3, 137-147.

Everett J.E. (2012) Paradigm Lost, Informing Science, 15, 35-48.

Everett J.E., & Rimes M. (2011) A Mine Planning Model to Satisfy Long-Term Grade Targets, Applied Earth Science, 119/3, 183-187.

Everett J.E., Howard T.J. & Beven B.J. (2011) Precision Analysis of Iron Ore Sampling, Preparation and Measurement Overcoming Deficiencies in the Current Standard ISO 3085 Product, Mining Technology, 120/2, 65-73.

Everett J.E., & Ziegelaar B. (2011) Estimating Sampling and Analytical Errors of Multiple Source Mine Output Blended into a Shipping Product, Mining Technology, 120/1, 14-17.

Everett J.E., Howard T.J. & Jupp K. (2010) Simulation Modelling of Grade Variability for Iron Ore Mining, Crushing, Stockpiling and Ship-loading Operations Mining Technology, 119/1, 22-30.

Everett J.E., (2010) Simulation Modeling of an Iron Ore Operation to Enable Informed Planning Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, 5. 102-114.

Everett J.E., Howard T.J. & Jupp K. (2009) Predicting Lump and Fines Finished Product Grades and Lump Percentage from Head Grade Mining Technology, 118/2, 102-108.

Howard T.J., & Everett J.E. (2008) Maintaining Product Grade from Diverse Mine Sites at BHP Billiton Iron Ore Newman Joint Venture, Mining Technology, 117/1, 12-18.

Everett J.E. & Smith A,G. (2008) Genesis of a Geophysical Icon: The Bullard, Everett and Smith Reconstruction of the Circum-Atlantic Continents, Earth Sciences History, 27/1, 1-11.

Everett J.E., & Howard T.J. (2008) Correcting for the Dilution of Rakes Processed Sequentially from Multiple Mines at the BHP Billiton Iron Ore Newman Joint Venture Operations, Mining Technology (TIMM A), 117/1, 19-23.

Everett J.E. (2007) Computer Aids for Production Systems Management in Iron Ore Mining, International Journal of Production Economics, 110/1, 213-223.

Everett J.E. (2007) An Information System for a Bauxite Mine, Information and Beyond: The Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 4, 91-104.

Kamperman, M., Howard T. & Everett J.E. (2003) Controlling Product Quality at High Production Rates as Applied to BHP Billiton Iron Ore Yandi Fines Operation, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, 112, 13-18.

Everett J.E. (2001). Iron ore production scheduling to improve product quality, European Journal of Operational Research, 129, 355-361.

Everett J.E. (1997). Simulation to reduce variability in iron ore stockpiles, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 43, 563-568.

Everett J.E. (1996). Iron ore handling procedures enhance export quality, Interfaces, 26/6, 82-94.

Everett J.E. (1978). Some decision problems in petroleum exploration, Interfaces, 9/1, 25-32.

Everett J.E. (1977). The shape of a pipe being laid over a flexible stinger: I Theory and computational method, Civil Engineering Transactions, Institution of Engineers, Australia, CE 19/2, 125-130.

Everett J.E. (1977). The shape of a pipe being laid over a flexible stinger: II Applications of the method, Civil Engineering Transactions, Institution of Engineers, Australia, CE 19/2, 131-134.

Everett J.E. (1974). Obtaining interval velocities from stacking velocities when dipping horizons are included, Geophysical Prospecting, 22, 122-42.

Hyndman R. & Everett J.E. (1968). Heat flow measurements in a low radioactivity area of the Western Australian pre-Cambrian Shield, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 14, 479-86.

Osemeikhian J. A. & Everett J.E. (1968). Anomalous magnetic variations in South-Western Scotland, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 15, 361-6.

Everett J.E. & Hyndman R. (1967). Geomagnetic variations and electrical conductivity structure in South-Western Australia, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 1, 24-39.

Everett J.E. & Hyndman R. (1967). Magneto-telluric investigations in South-Western Australia, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 1, 49-54.

Everett J.E. & Hyndman R. (1967). A digital, portable magneto-telluric observatory, Journal of Scientific Instruments, 44, 943-946.

Everett J.E. & Osemeikhian J. A. (1966). Spherical coils for uniform magnetic fields, Journal of Scientific Instruments, 43, 470-474.

Bullard E.C. Everett J.E. & Smith A.G. (1965). The fit of the continents around the Atlantic, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 258, 41-51.