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Our senior technical team deploys best-in-class technology for the integrated interpretation of geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geotechnical data. We offer a wide range of interpretational services in addition to providing and supporting proprietary and third party software systems. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers meaningful, client-driven models that serve as the basis for decision making in exploration drillhole targeting and geotechnical hazard assessment. Our software development group focuses on developing the tools required for the discovery and assessment of deep, undercover ore deposits, as well as geotechnical hazard assessment for any type of mining. We create both proprietary and fully customized 4D data management and earth modelling systems for mining industry clients around the world.

  • Marcus Apel

    Senior Geoscientist

    Marcus is a Senior Geoscientist who oversees our business development for both software and consulting throughout Europe. He has broad experience in 3D earth modelling and data integration. Marcus has designed and implemented novel technology solutions in geological modelling and geostatistics for the mining industry and geological surveys. He has worked internationally in the modelling of large, complex oil and gas fields. He obtained a PhD in geoscience from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie Nancy and Technische Universität Freiberg. Marcus is based in Stavanger.

  • Stephanie Howe

    Senior Consultant

    Stephanie Howe is an experienced geoscientist focusing on delivering value to clients through her skills in training, mentoring, and consulting work, which focuses on data analysis, interpretation, modelling, and geotechnical engineering. Stephanie’s expertise lies in 3D geological interpretation and modelling, potential fields inversions, 4D-GIS geotechnical hazard modelling and assessment. Stephanie works with clients both on site and remotely. She obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. Stephanie is based in Brisbane.

  • Valérie Laflèche

    Director, Geotechnical Projects

    With expertise in multi-disciplinary data integration, geohazard assessment, and software development management, Valérie leads the company’s 4D data management and geotechnical hazard assessment projects. As Director, Geotechnical Projects, she works with international clients from initial scoping of data sources, data management, and geohazard assessment, to training and deployment of our customized software systems. Valérie is a geological engineer with a background in mining and mineral exploration geophysics. She spent two years studying mining engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Her M.A.Sc. research focused on physical rock properties of ore deposits. Valérie is based in Montreal. 

  • Pablo Letelier

    Senior Geologist

    Pablo joined our Perth team as a Senior Geologist. He brings 18 years of mining industry experience including expertise in geological interpretation, analysis and modelling using a vast array of software including SKUA-GOCAD. He has a wide range of project management experience in early stages of the resource cycle, including greenfield and brownfield exploration, operations, and resource estimation drilling programs for different commodities and deposit styles, including porphyry systems, epithermal, orogenic, and IOCG deposits around the world. He also brings deep experience in hydrogeological modelling and interpretation. He obtained an MSc in Geology from the University of Auckland.

  • Jennifer Levett

    Senior Consultant & GOCAD Mining Suite Product Development Manager

    Jennifer is a Senior Consultant who oversees our GOCAD Mining Suite software training and technical support. A geophysicist by background, she has 20+ years' experience constructing 3D multi-disciplinary geological models in a wide variety of mineral exploration and mining applications. Prior to Mira Geoscience, Jennifer worked in mineral exploration for major mining companies in Australia and Canada, as well in near-mine geophysical exploration in Papua New Guinea. She obtained a BSc Honours in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Sydney. Jennifer is based in Montreal.

  • John McGaughey

    President

    John is the founder and CEO/CTO of Mira Geoscience. He has extensive mining industry experience focusing on quantitative, multi-disciplinary 3D and 4D interpretation for mineral exploration and geotechnical decision support. He currently leads our technology strategy and our emerging geotechnical business. Prior to founding Mira Geoscience in 1999, he spent 10 years at the Noranda Technology Centre as a Senior Scientist in their rock mechanics group. He obtained an MSc in geological engineering and a PhD in geophysics from Queen’s University. John is based in Montreal.

  • Robin McLeod

    Senior Systems Analyst

    Robin is a Senior Systems Analyst with over twenty years of software development experience in the earth sciences. Robin is an advisor to the software development team across our entire range of modelling and data management solutions. Prior to Mira Geoscience he worked with the Borehole Geophysics group at the Geological Survey of Canada. Robin completed a BSc Honours at the University of Ottawa in Geology and Physics. Robin is based in Montreal.

  • Scott Napier, P.Geo

    Principal Geophysicist

    Scott is a Principal Geophysicist who brings general expertise in geophysical inversion, along with extensive borehole, ground, marine, and airborne EM interpretation and processing experience. He has worked in Canada and internationally on oil and gas, uranium, and base metal exploration teams, with a track record of proven discovery. Scott has an MSc in geophysics from UBC. Scott is based in Vancouver.

  • Jean-Philippe Paiement, P.Geo.

    Director, Global Consulting

    Jean-Philippe is our Director of Global Consulting. He brings 10 years of mineral exploration experience including expertise in geostatistics, structural, geological, and geochemical modelling and interpretation. He is skilled in the application of machine learning to overcome geological challenges and with new methods to reduce interpretational risks with geological data. He has a wide range of experience in mineral resource estimation for precious metals, base metals and industrial minerals across diverse geological environments around the world. He obtained an MSc from Laval University.

  • Glenn Pears

    Principal Consultant

    Glenn is a Principal Consultant, and an expert in geologically-constrained geophysical inversion. He is a skilled trainer in potential fields inversion, and he also contributes greatly to Mira Geoscience’s software development. He previously occupied positions at World Geoscience, Fugro Airborne Surveys, and Quantec Geoscience. He obtained an MSc from the University of Queensland. Glenn is based in Brisbane.

  • James Reid

    Principal Consultant

    James is a Principal Consultant with an extensive geophysical consulting background. He has extensive expertise in the planning and quantitative interpretation of electromagnetic and electrical methods, particularly the application of airborne electromagnetics to mineral and groundwater exploration. He has an MSc in geophysics from the University of Sydney and a PhD in geophysics from Macquarie University. James is based in Perth.

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Upcoming Events

  • Xplor 2019
    Montreal, Canada - 10/23/2019

    We will attend the Quebec Mining Exploration Convention. Drop by booth 106 to say hi,...

  • SEG 2019: South American Metallogeny
    Santiago, Chile - 10/07/2019

    Comme and see us at booth 29 to say hi, discuss a potential consulting project, or...

  • AEGC2019
    Perth, Western Australia - 09/02/2019

    Once again, the largest petroleum and mineral geoscience conference in Australasia is happening and we...

  • Deep Mining 2019 conference
    Johannesburg, South Africa - 06/24/2019

    John McGaughey, our president, will present a talk during the conference: Artificial Intelligence / Big Data...

  • Explo Abitibi 2019
    Val D'Or, Canada - 05/28/2019

    Explo Abitibi is a regional event for the mining industry. Jean-Philippe Paiement and Stanislawa Hickey are...

  • Mining Geomechanical Risk 2019
    Perth, Western Australia - 04/09/2019

    John McGaughey will give a talk on "Data-driven geotechnical hazard assessment: practice and pitfalls". This...

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