The evaluation of the 100% owned Boonanarring and Atlas deposits in Western Australia has been the major activity of mineral sands exploration company Image Resources over the past 18 months. Attendees at the 2014 AJM Mineral Sands conference will have the opportunity to hear about the latest developments of the project by the company’s Managing Director, Peter Davies. His presentation will cover lessons learnt so far, critical success factors for mineral sands projects and strategies for reducing capital costs. Peter will also address the particularities of entering the market as a small producer.
Peter was appointed as Managing Director at Image Resourcesi n May 2012. He is a mining engineer with over 40 years of global experience in project evaluation and management of mining, chemicals and mineral sands operations.
From 1995 to 2000 Peter was Manager/General Manager of the Tiwest Chandala mineral sands and Synthetic Rutile processing facilities north of Perth.
In 2000 he was transferred by Kerr-McGee Chemicals (later Tronox) to manage the TiO2 pigment plant at Antwerp and from 2001 to 2006 was Director of European Operations for Kerr-McGeein charge of the pigment plants at Uerdingen, Germany and Botlek in The Netherlands with a combined annual capacity of 180ktpa pigment.
Prior to joining Image Resources in May 2012, Peter was an independent consultant and a Director of CSA Global. He is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines, a Chartered Engineer in UK, Member of IMMM, MAICD, Fellow of AusIMM and FRSA.