School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting
Robert Street Building
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Sam commenced his PhD in June 2016 under the supervision of Allan Trench and Steffen Hagemann. He will be investigating the geological controls on the operating cost structure of Australian and New Zealand gold mines. The aim is to link economics with geology to understand the drivers of competitive advantage amongst gold deposits, additionally this will provide an extra set of criteria for exploration targeting.
Sam has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology from the University of Otago, New Zealand and has completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. For the last 20 years he has worked in mineral exploration, resource development and consulting roles within Australia and Asia primarily in gold, base metals and uranium. He is a Member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FFin).
Outside of university, Sam is a Principal Geologist with CSA Global within their Technical Corporate Services Division.