Contact Information

School: School of Earth Sciences
Address: The University of Western Australia, (M006) 35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009
Office Phone: +61 8 6488 1871
Mobile Phone: 0412 080 458


Jean-Paul Bout is an exploration geologist who is interested in the site management of exploration activities (Project management to Exploration Management) with a minimum impact on the environment. Jean-Paul received a Maîtrise de Géologie (B.Sc.) from Nancy University in 1973 and an M.Sc. in Ore Deposit Geology and Evaluation from UWA in 1996, including a thesis on the use of GIS for gold exploration using data from the Yilgarn craton.
He was involved in uranium exploration for Total from 1975 to 1989, partly in the Reguibat and Guiana Shields before being responsible for the successful exploration and developmental studies, including an in-situ leaching solution mining test and environmental impact study, of the Manyingee blind roll front type deposits in Cretaceous sediments of north-western Australia (edge of Carnarvon Basin).
After 1989 he was involved mostly with gold exploration but also base metals and iron ore exploration with different companies finishing as country exploration manager in Côte d’Ivoire with Newcrest Mining Ltd in early 2016. During that period, he worked mostly in Precambrian formations in the Tuareg, West African, Guiana and Congo cratons. While working for Golden Star in French Guiana he recognised the VMS origin of the Paul Isnard / Montagne d’Or deposit before it was scientifically acknowledged.

Research interests:
• Craton tectonic evolution
• Structural controls of the mineralisation
• Geochemistry
• Use of GIS for mineral exploration
• Minimum environmental impact of mining activities”

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