Technical Expertise



Michael J Glasson BSc (Hons), MSc, MAIG

Mike graduated from the University of Melbourne with B.Sc.(Hons) and M.Sc. degrees in geology in 1976.

He has over 35 years experience in gold, base metals and uranium exploration throughout Australia and in Fiji and has been involved in the discovery of several gold deposits in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.

Previous roles have included Geological Consultant, Director of Glengarry Resources Ltd, Exploration Director of Kilkenny Gold NL, Chief Geologist of Metall Mining (Australia) Pty Ltd and Sabminco NL and Senior Field Geologist with Urangesellshaft (Australia) Pty Ltd.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.




Robert N Smith, BSc (Hons), MSc, MAIG

Rob graduated from the University of Melbourne with a first class B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc. degrees in geology in 1976.

He was employed by WMC Resources for over 22 years in a variety of exploration, operational and managerial roles across Australia, and was a member of the team involved in the discovery and development of the Olympic Dam deposit in South Australia. He held the position of Chief Geologist at Olympic Dam for six years.

In 1998 he joined Great Central Mines and later set up a private consultancy based in Perth. He commenced working for Tasman Resources in 2003.

Rob’s particular fields of geological expertise are in the areas of iron-oxide copper-gold-uranium, shear- and vein-style gold and komatiite nickel deposits.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.