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Culture, leadership and other ‘soft skills’ in minerals exploration

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Publications, Research

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Earlier this year, Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) presented some of our thoughts on culture and leadership in minerals exploration at the AMIRA Exploration Managers' Conference. The few comments from historically successful mineral explorers, such as Roy Woodall and David Lowell, that are recorded in the literature suggest the culture and leadership are important. However, there seems to…
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The energy transition: A mining and exploration industry perspective

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Research, Strategy

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Earlier in the year, I presented an abstract at the World Renewable Energy Congress, here in Perth. It was a different audience to my usual mining crowd, but nonetheless I think the presentation was of interest and seemed to generate more than a few questions. The presentation was entitled "The energy transition: A mining and exploration industry perspective". It covered…
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The Energy Transition: Some thoughts for explorers, miners and moneyers

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Mining, PhD, Strategy

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Last November, I was honoured to present at the Mines and Money Conference in London. I presented the results of a scenario planning workshop earlier in the year that looked at the role of the minerals industry in the energy transition to renewable sources, which has synced nicely with some previous research on critical metals. The presentation was entitled "The…
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Putting the Cooperative into Cooperative Research Centre

- By: John P Sykes
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Last year, Allan Trench presented some ideas of ours, about the nature of collaborative, inter-disciplinary applied research to the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC). The DET CRC is coming to the end of its excellent run of research (primarily in low-cost drilling technologies) helping mineral explorers in Australia tackle deep, under cover exploration, one of the critical…
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Which battery metals will be the winners in the energy transition?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Last August, my colleague Josh Wright of Rowton Ltd., presented some research conducted with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) and myself, at the Argus Media China Metals Week Conference in Beijing, China. The presentation was entitled "Which battery metals will be the winners in the energy transition?" and is available on Slideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/JohnSykes/battery-metals-the-energy-transition-wright-et-al-sep-2016-greenfields-research-rowton-ltd-centre-for-exploration-targeting-the-university-of-western-australia   The key points of…
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