Brett K. Davis
BSc (Hons), PhD, MAIG, FSEG
Principal Structural Geologist
Dr Brett Davis received a BSc (Hons Class I) from James Cook University (1986) and a PhD from James Cook University (1992). Dr Davis then worked as a production geologist at the George Fisher Pb-Zn mine at Mt Isa from 1987 to 1988. He was subsequently awarded an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship from 1993 to 1995 and researched the tectonics of north Queensland, Australia, including the structural geological aspects to slate belt gold mineralisation.
Dr Davis undertook further postdoctoral study from 1996 to 1998 and researched volcanic assemblages and sedimentary basin formation, including associated low sulphidation epithermal Au mineralisation. From 1992 to 1998, Dr Davis published numerous scientific papers on topics including deformation processes, regional geology, slate belt Au, Fe-oxide Cu-Au, Cu-Au skarn mineralisation and sediment-hosted Pb-Zn.
Dr Davis returned to the mining/exploration industry in 1999 and was an internal consultant for Delta Gold, working principally on Archaean lode gold systems. In 2003, Dr Davis joined the international consultancy RSG Global as a Principal Consultant and worked on mineralised systems in numerous countries in SE Asia, Africa, Canada, Eastern Europe, and Australia.
In 2006, Dr Davis joined Dundee Precious Metals as the Group Structural Geologist, working in Canada, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Armenia. Dr Davis joined Consolidated Minerals in 2008 as the General Manager – Geology, and oversaw exploration and mining at high-grade hydrothermal Mn deposits in NW Australia and Ni-sulphide deposits in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
In 2009, Dr Davis started his own consultancy, Olinda Gold Pty Ltd, and worked globally as a structural geologist on projects in locations that include Australia, NE Africa, West Africa, SE Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, and South America.
Dr Davis holds an adjunct research position at the University of Western Australia. Dr Davis is familiar with numerous deposit styles and commodities, including structurally controlled tin, orogenic-style gold, slate belt gold, high and low sulphidation gold systems, structurally controlled manganese, vein-hosted molybdenite, Proterozoic base metal systems, and Archean Ni-sulphides.
Dr Davis has developed a world-class structural geology training course that has been conducted on-site at numerous locations around the world. He continues to produce research papers
and conference contributions.