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Robert (Bob) ADAMSON
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Robert (Bob) ADAMSON

Certified Mineral ValuerCertified Professional Appraiser

Membership No. MAIMVA - 005

Robert G Adamson Consultants


Tel: 02-9489 8217
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BSc, MSc(GeolHons1)

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Personal Profile

Robert (Bob) Adamson gained his BSc 1963 and in 1966 graduated with MSc (First Class Honours in Geology) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. In 1964-5 and 1965-6, he carried out geological mapping with NZ Antarctic Research summer field parties in Victoria Land, and in 1966-1967 was employed as a field geologist with the NZ Geological Survey.

Bob moved to Western Australia in 1968, working initially with CRA Exploration and then with Newmont Proprietary Limited on nickel sulphide, uranium and base metals exploration. During 1972-1973, he carried out the initial mapping and resource drilling at the Telfer Gold Mine. He then managed Newmont’s New Zealand gold exploration from 1973 to 1975, siting the first exploration drill holes for the Martha Gold Mine, Waihi.

In 1975, Newmont transferred Bob to Tsumeb Corporation in South West Africa/Namibia. Following senior roles in exploration and mine geology he was appointed in 1978, Superintendent of Geology and managed 35 geoscientists servicing three underground mines producing 750,000 tpa copper and lead ores, and a country-wide mineral exploration programme.

From 1981 to 1987, he managed the Minerals Division of BPNZ and supervised epithermal and hard rock gold and base metals exploration throughout New Zealand.

In 1987, Bob was appointed Managing Director of Cluff Resources Pacific (Sydney, NSW) and commissioned three small-scale gold operations in central NSW. He revived exploration of the northern NSW diamond fields and with the NSW Geological Survey, re-interpreted diamond geology in eastern Australia. In 1990-93, he was a director of Cluff Resources Zimbabwe while the Freda-Rebecca Gold Mine was developed and became Zimbabwe's largest gold producer.

In 1993, after a 25 year corporate career, Bob resigned from the Cluff group and established his Sydney-based independent consulting practice which provides services in economic geology.

His clients include stock exchange-listed companies, merchant banks and private investors for whom he has authored (individually and as an associate) a wide range of independent technical reports addressing a diverse range of issues in regard to exploration prospectivity and the geological bases of mineral resource estimates. More recently, he has carried out a number of mineral asset valuations relating to exploration properties and also has provided specialist services for the valuation of mining operations.

Bob's consulting experience covers a broad range of exploration and mining projects in gold, base metals, diamonds and uranium in locations throughout Australia and in parts of southern Africa, eastern Asia, north America and northern Europe. He has also undertaken long-term management contracts with junior exploration companies managing gold exploration in South Korea, the Yukon Territory (Canada) and the Philippines.

In addition to his independent commissions, Bob sub-contracts as a technical specialist to several natural resource consulting firms based in Sydney and Melbourne. As a Council Member of USA-based Gerson Lerhman Group, he provides telephone consultations on mineral industry matters to Group clients in the finance industry.

Bob is experienced in the preparation of expert witness reports in relation to matters of mineral resources and exploration.

Areas of Practice

Mine and Mineral Property Valuation,Exploration Property Appraisals,Resource/Reserve Estimation

Commodity Experience

Base metals,Diamonds,Semiprecious gemstones,Gold Silver,Nickel,Uranium

Country Experience

New Zealand,Fiji,Philippines,SE Asia,China,Southern Africa,East Africa,Canada

Australian States