Ben Smedley

MAusIMM, CP(Min)

Lead Mining Engineer, Hunter Valley

Ben has over 26 years’ experience in the Mining industry having undertaken geological modelling, mine planning, pit optimisation and scheduling work throughout many of the world’s largest coal mines including PT Kaltim Prima Coal in Indonesia, PT Bukit Asam, PT Arutmin, Vale Moatize.

Ben has worked in Gold, Coal, Oil Shale, Porphyry Copper, Bauxite, Phosphate, Nickel Laterites, Mineral sands and Explosives sectors. He has also designed and implemented mine planning systems and customised specific software solutions to suit various mine planning and operational complexities in the 24 years he provided high end consulting services globally. Ben’s technical specialties include pit optimisation and design, equipment selection and application, productivity improvement studies, ST, MT and LOM scheduling, Landform and haulage modelling as well as JORC resource and reserve reporting.