Brian Fitzpatrick

Over 30 years of experience in mining and exploration, Brian is highly skilled with mine geology, reconciliation and resource modelling/estimation.

Brian Fitzpatrick

Over 30 years of experience in mining and exploration, Brian is highly skilled with mine geology, reconciliation and resource modelling/estimation.

Principal Consultant

Brian has worked in the mining and exploration industry for over 30 years. He is a member of the AusIMM with CP accreditation. He has a broad range of skills developed from his career as a geologist in open pit and underground mining and near-mine exploration, working with a variety of deposits within Australia. Brian is highly experienced in Archaean gold mineralisation styles and extraction techniques for both open pit and underground mining.


He is an expert user of Vulcan and Surpac and is highly skilled with mine geology and grade control processes, reconciliation, geological interpretation, resource modelling and estimation.


Since joining the Cube team in 2012, Brian has applied his industry experience helping clients with all aspects of mining activities and evaluation.

EXPERTISE

  • Geological Interpretation
  • Resource Estimation & Reporting
  • JORC 2012 & Canadian NI43-101 Technical Reporting
  • Independent Geologists Reports for Company Prospectus
  • Open Pit & Underground Geology, Grade Control and Reconciliation.
  • Near Mine Exploration, Strategic Planning & Implementation
  • Near Mine Exploration, Surface and Underground Target Generation
  • Perth and Site based Resource Evaluation, Mentoring, SWP Procedures and Training
  • Mine Geology Supervision and Forward Planning (contracts, budgets, LOM studies) 
  • Commodity Expertise – Gold & Polymetallic
  • Surpac, Vulcan

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • BSc (Geology) University of Tasmania,1985
  • Diploma in Frontline Management, October 2007, Etas WA Pty Ltd
  • Member of the Australasian Institute of Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM CP)

Career Summary

2017 – present
Principal Consulting Geologist
- Cube Consulting
2012 – 2017
Senior Consulting Geologist
- Cube Consulting
2010 – 2012
Independent Consultant Geologist
- Boru Geological Services
2005 – 2010
Geology Manager/Alternate RM
- Barrick Gold: Lawlers & Darlot
2001 – 2005
Senior Mine Geologist
- Barrick Gold: Plutonic
1999 – 2000
Senior Mine Geologist
- Homestake: Plutonic
1996 – 1999
Senior Development Geologist
- Plutonic Resources: Plutonic
1991 – 1996
Senior Mine Geologist
- Dominion Mining: Labouchere, Bannockburn, Meekatharra
1987 – 1990
Mine Geologist
- Dominion Mining: Gabanintha
1986 – 1987
Contract Field Assistant
- CRA Exploration, Tasmania
1979 – 1985
Summer vocational work: Field Assistant/UG Labourer
- Mt Lyell Mining & Railway Co Pty