Placer Consulting PL is a detrital and critical minerals-focused consultancy with expertise in mineral exploration, resource development and mine reconciliation.   

Placer is your first choice for Project Review, Due Diligence and Bankable Feasibility Study of Mineral  Sand projects. 

The Placer team includes staff and associates selected for their industry-leading skills and experience. With this team, Placer is able to guide you through initial phases of prospectivity review and discovery through resource estimation, project feasibility, resource to reserve conversion and to the final stages of mine planning and operational reconciliation.   

All aspects will be managed by Placer's Competent Persons to ensure efficient delivery of meaningful results, suitable for international release (ASX, TSX, AIM, etc).  

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Richard Stockwell
Director & Consultant
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Gavin Helgeland
Associate

Richard is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Geologist with 23 years of industry experience. Richard specialises in detrital minerals and has some Gold and Base Metals experience. Richard was part of the Senior Leadership Team at a major Mineral Sands mining house before founding Hornet Drilling and Geological Services PL in 2013 and Placer Consulting PL in 2020. Richard is a passionate explorer and a Competent Person for the reporting of detrital mineral resources.

Gavin is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Geologist with 24 years of industry experience. Gavin specialises in detrital minerals and has some Gold and Base Metals experience. Gavin has held senior roles for a number of major Mineral Sands mining houses and multi-commodity consultancies. Gavin is a dedicated exponent of quality data and resource estimation and a Competent Person for the reporting of detrital mineral resources.

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Jessy Balan 
Project Geologist

Jessy is already familiar with our systems and techniques, having worked under our supervision as a Project Geologist on the alluvial gold and rutile project in Kelantan Province, Malaysia during 2019 - 2020. Jessy has proven to be a very hard-working and capable Geologist, ready to assist Placer with technical report writing/peer review and other remote tasks from her home in Borneo, Malaysia. 

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Duncan Scott
GIS Specialist

For the most complex Geographic Information System and Cartography requirements, Placer relies on Duncan for prompt and accurate advice and assistance. Duncan has over 20 years' experience in major mining houses and is principal consultant for Scott GIS Services. Duncan is an expert user of ArcGIS and QGIS and plays off a handicap of 8.

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Karen Dorlandt
IT Systems Specialist
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Michelle Busquetts
Accounts

Karen has a wealth of systems and data analysis experience having worked for more than 20 years in the mining sector with some of the worlds' largest mining houses.  Whether it's introducing efficiencies in data management, database construction or systems training, Karen is able to assist and represents a welcome addition to the Placer team for those clients needing to translate exploration data to a secure database system.

Michelle has 20 years of bookkeeping experience and has worked as an integral member of an accounting firm before commencing her own business MB Premium Bookkeeping. Michelle has guided us expertly through the tax and business stimulation changes and remains focused on delivering value for Placer. 

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Melinda Clarke
Associate Consultant

Placer is fortunate to be able to rely on Datamine Australia to provide overflow assistance on resource estimation for mineral sands and gold. With this association, Placer is able to access additional Datamine Studio RM and Supervisor licences and buy in from very experienced and efficient consultants like Melinda.

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Chris Cockburn
Senior Geologist

Chris is an experienced Senior Geologist with 16 years of international exposure to multi-commodity exploration and principal consultant at Aussie Geologic. Chris is a valued associate at Placer having demonstrated his dedication to quality field management during previous contracts with Hornet Drilling and Geological Services PL.

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