Derisk Geomining Consultants Independent Technical Consultants to the Exploration and Mining Industry

Derisk is a results-focused company that offers high-quality technical advice and services to minerals, advisory, corporate finance, private equity, legal, and regulatory organisations.

Our services encompass the full mining value chain, from exploration, assessment and feasibility, planning, construction, operations, to closure and rehabilitation.

Our team has extensive international minerals industry experience across a wide range of commodities including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin, tungsten, iron ore, coal and industrial minerals.

Due diligence, technical reviews and audits for the mining industry

Derisk performs internal and external due diligence, technical reviews and audits to support continuous improvement, compliance obligations, and transactions.

We can review projects at any stage of development, from early exploration through to mature operations.

Our reviews can be desktop or site-based, depending on your requirements.

Expert and specialist reporting processes

Derisk provides a wide range of specialised reports such as competent / qualified person, technical assessments and mineral asset valuations, prepared in accordance with international reporting standards.

We also undertake compliance checks of third-party reports prepared for stock or securities exchange release.

Mineral Resource / Ore Reserve estimation and studies

Our staff and trusted associates have the expertise to prepare and report mineral resource and ore reserve estimates for a diverse range of commodities, geological settings, and mining methods.

We can also undertake technical studies at a scoping and prefeasibility level, as well as provide technical support in preparing feasibility studies.

Strategic planning and management reviews

Derisk can supply objective input into strategic planning review and change management processes.

We assist clients with strategic technical planning, organisational structure, management and operational planning applications.

Technical risk assessment and management services

Derisk is focused on providing advice and services that minimise technical risk and maximise the opportunities associated with improved mining and processing of mineral assets.

Mentoring and professional development in the mining industry

Derisk provides tailored one-to-one mentoring of early to mid-career technical staff and has a range of mentors that can assist you to reach your full potential as a mining industry professional.

We also deliver a range of customised professional development workshops that cater for technical and management staff, which can be site-based or capital city-based.

Derisk business model and capabilities

Derisk’s business strategy is straightforward and effective, delivering Tier One services without the Tier One price tag because:

• We listen to your plans and provide options that meet your needs, before delivering to our agreed scope, schedule and budget
• We ensure that our project team has comprehensive knowledge and the relevant expertise to deliver the appropriate advice and services for your scope of work
• Our business model is based on a digital office-less structure, a small core team of staff, and an extensive associate base of trusted and experienced consultants. This model significantly reduces our business overheads and we pass these cost savings directly to our clients

About Derisk

An independent, privately owned company, Derisk has a wealth of international experience encompassing Australasia, South East Asia, China, the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Our team has led and contributed to the estimation and reporting of many resources and reserves, as well as prepared public reports for the key international minerals stock and securities exchanges.

Our team comprises more than 60 consultants located worldwide, each with more than 20 years’ industry experience.

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Press Release

5 June 2018

On 21 May 2018, Derisk Director and Principal Geologist Mark Berry was interviewed by Yasmin Jonkers of Singapore’s MONEY FM 89.3 on a range of issues related to the global exploration and mining industry.

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9 May 2018

Derisk is pleased to announce that as of 1 May 2018 we became an acQuire Nova Network Partner, certified to deliver high-quality geoscientific information management services to exploration and mining companies globally.

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15 March 2018

Derisk celebrated its first anniversary in March 2018. During our first year of operation, we secured 19 engagements across six countries and seven commodity groups including exploration, resource and reserve estimation, studies, production reviews and preparation of expert reports.

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6 March 2018

Derisk recently joined the Austmine network. Austmine is the leading industry body for the Australian Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector – it exists to develop the METS community and provide growth opportunities and value to its members.

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18 December 2017

Mining is a global business and operated by both publicly listed and privately-owned companies. From a technical perspective, what are the key advantages and disadvantages of each option?

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28 November 2017

Derisk Geomining Consultants principal consultant Mal Dorricott defines safety as an outcome that is achieved when an activity is completed or a process operates without harm to the assets involved in that activity or process.

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27 October 2017

Derisk Geomining Consultants director and principal geologist Mark Berry recently gave a thought-provoking presentation titled 'Will innovation make existing drilling, geological logging and sampling methods redundant?' to the Australian Drilling Industry Association (ADIA) 2017 conference.

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Regional Offices

Derisk Geomining Consultants

7 Elston Street

Red Hill

QLD 4059


Mark Berry (Director and Principal Geologist) +61 4 0802 9549 Derisk on LinkedIn

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