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Peter Williams

Adjunct Professor
Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Email
pkw.perth@gmail.com

Key Research

Peter Williams obtained a M Eng Science from the Colorado School of Mines in 1991, where he developed the applications of Artifical Neural Networks to solving patern recognition and non linear  mapping problems in Airborne ultispectral Reflected EM data in 1989/90, which led to a International Patent.  He further developed applications in applying such technology to multi-disciplinary data fusion issues.

Peter was formerly Chief Geophysicist and Manager of Geoscience Technology for WMC Resources.  He was one of the founding members of Independence Group Limited and developed high powered 3 component 3D TEM technology and applications that lead to the discovery of over 75,000t of nickel at the Victor Long Nickel Mine in Kambalda.  Peter has extensive experience in West Africa where he was the vendor of Gryphon Minerals' Banfora Gold Project, was involved in the project generation of Papillion's Mali projects and was a co-founder and founding director of Ampella Mining Ltd.  Peter was a co-founder of the International Resource Sector Intelligence company, Intierra, and was a co-founder of the first dedicated hard rock mineral seismic company in the world, HiSeis.

Peter is a co-founder of TTG Education, which faciliates the development and delivery of Professional Education in West African Countries.  He is also the Chairman of the "Towards a Better Future Fund" (Not for Profit Organisation), and "EdEn Now"  which facilitates the development of education and entrepreneurial outcomes in West Africa.

Interests

  • Innovative use of Geoscicence
  • New data fusion methods
  • Successful integration of multi-disciplinary geoscience data sets Discovering mineral deposits

Publications

"The Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold-silver-rare earth deposit, South Australia: A geophysical case history" (with Don Esdale, Don Pridmore, John Coggan, Phil Muir and Frank Fritz) in Geophysical Signatures of South Australian Mineral Deposits, Australian Society of Geophysicists, Special Volume 12, pp147-168.

"The geophysical case history of the Challenger Gold Deposit, Gawler Craton, South Australia" in Geophysical Signatures of South Australian Mineral Deposits, Australian Society of Geophysicists, Special Volume 12, pp 66-79.

"Hydrogeological investigations in the Nzega area of western Tanzania" (with R. Stevens) in Special Issue on Salinity and Land Management, Exploration Geophysics, Vol. 33(2), June 2002.

 "Interpretation of Airborne Electromagnetic data:  Summary report on the Challenger Workshop, South Australia", Geoscience of Australia, Catalog 38914, ISBN 0642467315, 2002.

"The uses of Geophysical Techniques in Nickel and Gold mines in Western Australia", Journal of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan, Vol. 115 (invited paper) 1999.

"Virtual Environment Systems for 3d multi-disciplinary earth modeling", APCOM '98, Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, London.

" Towards a multi-disciplinary integrated exploration process fro Gold Discovery", in Geophysics and Geology at the New Millennium, Proceedings of the Fourth Decennial International Conference on Mineral Exploration, Exploration 97, Toronto, 1997.

"The role of Geophysics in underground Massive Nickel Sulphide Mines- a question of value", Proceedings of the Advanced Mine Technology Conference, Fremantle, CSIRO, 1996.

"Base Metal Exploration-A Geophysical Medley" in Recent Developments in Base Metal Geology and Exploration, AIG Bulletin 16, 1995.

"The Application of Geophysics to the Rocky's Reward Nickel Sulphide Deposit, Western Australia," in Geophysical signatures of Western Australian Mineral Deposits, Edited by M C Dentith, K F Francombe, S E Holt, J M Sheperd, D R Groves and A Trench, ASEG Special Publications, 1994.

"The utility of Geophysics in the exploration for Nickel Sulphide deposits, Western Australia," in Geophysical signatures of Western Australian Mineral Deposits, Edited by M C Dentith, K F Francombe, S E Holt, J M Sheperd, D R Groves and A Trench, ASEG Special Publications, 1994.

"Relationship between magnetic anomalies in epigenetic gold mineralization in the Victory Defiance area, Western Australia," in Geophysical signatures of Western Australian Mineral Deposits, Edited by M C Dentith, K F Francombe, S E Holt, J M Sheperd, D R Groves and A Trench, ASEG Special Publications, 1994.

"The use of Transient Electromagnetics in the discovery of conductive sulphide associated copper-gold mineralization at Poona, South Australia", Exploration Geophysics, Vol. 23, 1992.