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 Expert  727772

Expert in Mining; Mining Methods; Mining Equipment; Mining Projects; Surface Miners; Exploration; Hydrogeology

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Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been responsible for successful implementation of new mining methods and equipment, such as: surface miners for iron ore and salt mining in Australia; a 50-tonne underground truck and a new generation of underground loaders in Australia; a Mitsubishi TBM for soft rocks and Teledyne breakers for gold mining in the former USSR. He has also introduced a concept of hydromaining of steep coal seams in Australia. He has been involved in many major international mining projects and worked in all States and Territories of Australia; New Zealand; New Caledonia; USA; Canada; India; Germany; France; Russia; Ukraine; Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan. Expert also specialises in Hydrogeological modelling and mine dewatering and is a partner in another venture, Geolink Consulting Australia, established for these needs.



coal mine


coal mining


gold mining


hydraulic mining


iron ore


mining engineering






saline deposit


surface mining


underground mining




uranium mining

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1987   MEng (Mining)   Underground Mining   Moscow State Mining University   Distinction for the Degree Project

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to




Managing Director


Expert finds alternative solutions and provides services in: · selection and optimization of mining methods and equipment · mining equipment development and marketing; efficiency trials · risk assessment · due diligence · feasibility studies and business development

2008 to 2009


Hydromining Coal Australia Pty Ltd


General Manager Mining


Introduced in Australia a concept of Hydromining of steeply dipping coal seams; presented the concept to the Minister of Natural Resources; applied for exploration licenses;

2007 to 2008


International Surface Miners Pty Ltd


Managing Director


Evaluated market potential for surface miners in Australian coal and iron ore produced trial programs and cost estimates for clients; consulted manufacturers of surface miners and cutting tools on product improvement;

2002 to 2007


Wirtgen Australia Pty Ltd


Business Development Manager Mining


Implemented new mining methods and technology - Surface Miners for iron ore and salt mining in the Pilbara leading to a massive business expansion ($100 mln +) of the OEM business.

1997 to 2001


Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Australia Pty Ltd


Product Manager - Underground Trucks and Loaders


Participated in design and implementation of the first 50-tonne underground truck and the new generation of underground loaders resulting in an increased market share of the OEM.

1996 to 1997


Sommer S.A.


Project Manager - Industrial Construction


Found and completed new projects; conducted feasibility studies and due diligence; supervised contractors.

1993 to 1996


Teledyne Canada Mining Products


Regional Manager - CIS


Opened an office and developed a market for mining equipment in the former USSR.

1991 to 1993


PIKS Underground Works


Senior Design Engineer


Supervised design of underground works; supervised field works and implementation; conducted compliance control and project coordination.

Career Accomplishments:

FAusIMM (Fellow if the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


Holds various training certificates.

Professional Appointments

Managing Director; Gemeral Manager; Business Development Manager.


Distinction for a Master's Degree Project.

Publications and Patents Summary

Has more than 20 publications in Australian and international mining media.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Bulletin  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consulted a bank on the trends in particular market for mining equipment.
  • Consulted an investor on a feasibility of development of a particular market of mining equipment.
  • Consulted an investor on a feasibilty of using a particular mining method for a particular deposit.
  • Completed a feasibility study for a large mining company on suitabilty of using a particula mining method for a particular deposit.
  • Consulted a government of an Asian country on current trends in the Australian mining industry.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1987 to 1997   Russia; Ukraine; Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan.   Various mining engineering and commercial experience operating in the countries of the former USSR.
1994 to 2007   USA/Canada   Various types of work with the US and Canadian mining equipment manufacturers. Multiple trips to minesites.
2002 to 2008   India   Interaction with Indian mining equipment manufacturers. Multiple trips to minesites.
1996 to 2006   Europe   Various work with European manufacturers of mining and construction products. Various training and site visits.
2006 to 2008   New Zealand; New Caledonia   Talks with a few companies operating in the region. Site visits.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Russian   Mother tongue. Capable of writing technical articles.
German   Studied at School and University and was capable of translating technical articles, however mostly forgot the language. Still can read some basic texts with a dictionary.

Market Research:
Very knowledgeable about trends in mining industry. Consulted investors, governments, community. Wrote many articles for international mining media. Writes a regular mining consulting column in the Australian Journal of Mining.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Conducted workshops and seminars; conducted equipment training.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Located and purchased many types of components for mining equipment, i.e. engines; tyres; coatings; switches; tools; etc. Well familiar with the components and consulted manufacturers of components.

Other Skills and Services

Extensive knowledge of various mining operations, methods and equipment. Knowledge of key projects and people. 20+ years of experience in operations, technology, consulting and business development worldwide. Ability to succeed in new projects. Ability to work effectively in unfamiliar environment and circumstances. Capability to generate new ideas and business. Problem-solving attitude. Familiar with boutique and unique mining methods. Capable of finding the right answer in many complex situations.


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