Strong Team Efforts
Expertise in structural geology, multi-commodity exploration and resource evaluation.

Key People - Lead Consultants

Dr John Beeson

Lead Consultant - Structural Geology

Dr Beeson has over 20 years worldwide experience in multiple-commodity mineral exploration for companies including Placer Dome, Goldfields and Pancontinental Mining. He specializes in structural geology with a PhD and post-doctoral experience from the University of Western Australia and leads Hot Chili’s structural mapping and modelling work. Dr Beeson’s recent work has seen his involvement in the exploration and assessment of large multi-commodity projects in Australia, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Dr Scott Halley

Lead Consultant - Geochemical

Dr Halley has more than 20 years experience as an exploration geologist and has developed industry-leading expertise in exploration techniques based on mapping alteration zonation patterns using spectral mineral mapping and lithogeochemistry. He has contributed to significant gold discoveries at Henty in Tasmania and at Raleigh in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia. Dr. Halley has worked for Geopeko, RGC, Goldfields and AurionGold, and as an internal consultant for Placer Dome developing new exploration techniques and transferring them to exploration teams as new protocols.

Greg Hall

Lead Consultant - Generative Geology

Greg Hall is a Director of Golden Phoenix International Pty Ltd a geological consulting company. Greg was Chief Geologist for the Placer Dome Group from 2000 to 2006. He managed Placer Dome’s exploration activity in China from 1993 to 2001. Before joining Placer Dome in 1988, he managed exploration in Western Australia for CSR Limited. He made significant contributions to the discovery of Rio Tinto’s Yandi iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and to Barrick’s Granny Smith gold mine in WA including Keringal and Sunrise satellite gold mines.

  He was educated at the University of New South Wales and graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science (First Class Honors) in 1973.