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Mike Fawcett

Senior Principal Mining

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I’m a Senior Principal Mining Consultant with over 42 years’ working exclusively in the mining industry both in Australia and overseas. It is this practical, on the ground experience in mine closure that has equipped me with a unique skill set that establishes me as arguably one of the leading mine closure experts in the world.

Due to this unparalleled background in real and pragmatic mine closure my expertise also extends to closure cost estimation. This encompasses the provision for mine closure and a clear understanding of what is achievable utilising the most effective, practical and economic approach possible.

My expertise has developed over the years through working for many Tier 1 mining companies including Newcrest, Newmont, Normandy, Goldfields Ltd, RioTinto, Renison Goldfields Consolidated, Pancontinental, Western Mining and INCO in Australia and overseas. I have also been involved in publishing a number of industry papers on mining and mine closures.

I remain committed to working with the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency developing technical guidance on the remediation of legacy and operational uranium mines providing training to regulators in various jurisdictions. 

I am proud of being able to assist clients to develop sustainable, strategic plans that have optimised closure strategies while achieving lower life of resources costs.