Mike Job

With over 35 years experience across a wide range of commodities, Mike is a Fellow of the AusIMM.

Mike Job

With over 35 years experience across a wide range of commodities, Mike is a Fellow of the AusIMM.

Director, Principal Geologist

Mike has over 35 years mining industry experience in roles that have varied from mine operations to regional exploration and mineral resource estimation. He has worked on projects throughout Australia, Africa and North America and has experience with many commodities across varied geological environments.

Mike has worked on projects for nickel (sulphide and laterite), many types of gold systems, copper, iron ore (hematite and magnetite), uranium, tin, polymetallic VMS deposits, and numerous specialty metals. He is very interested in geological data gathering and interpretation, and in mineral resource estimates that are practical, robust and auditable.

Mike has sound technical expertise in resource estimation and grade control systems for both open cut and underground mines, and has significant management experience at operating mines. He is an expert user of Datamine and Isatis software, and has a solid base of geostatistical knowledge gained via his MSc in Geostatistics from the highly-regarded Centre for Computational Geostatistics at the University of Alberta in Canada.


  • Geological modelling, linear and non-linear resource estimation
  • Advanced geostatistics and risk quantification via conditional simulation
  • Resource auditing and due diligence
  • Competent (and Qualified) Person for a broad range of commodities and mineralisation styles
  • Exploration and resource definition drill targeting and design
  • Sampling protocols and QAQC
  • Mentoring

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science (Geology), Macquarie University, Sydney, 1984
  • Master of Science (Geostatistics), University of Alberta, Edmonton, 2012
  • Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM)

Career Summary

April 2018 to present
Principal Consultant Geologist, Perth
- Cube Consulting Pty Ltd
2006 – 2018
Senior Principal Consultant, Perth
- QG Australia / ARANZGeo Pty Ltd
2004 – 2006
Geology Manager, Leinster Nickel
- BHP Billiton Limited
2001 – 2004
Senior Resource Geologist, Leinster Nickel
- WMC Resources Ltd
1999 – 2001
Senior Resource Geologist, Perth
- New Hampton Goldfields NL
1997 – 1999
Chief Geologist, Davyhurst
- Consolidated Gold NL
1996 – 1997
Senior Mine Geologist, Kookynie
- Consolidated Gold NL
1994 – 1996
Geologist, Cadia
- Newcrest Mining Limited
1991 – 1994
Mine and Exploration Geologist, New Celebration
- Newcrest Mining Limited
1988 – 1990
Project Geologist, Kalgoorlie
- National Mine Management Pty Ltd
1987 – 1988
Contract Geologist, Kalgoorlie
- Alpha Exploration Services
1985 – 1987
Junior Geophysicist, Sydney
- Flower Doery Buchan Pty Ltd
1985 – 1985
Technical Assistant, Sydney
- Robertson Research (Australia) Pty Ltd