Flying with multiple planes in tight-formation, their wings only a metre apart… requires discipline, skill, focus and a steady hand. So it will not surprise you to hear that at weekends Paul Blackney, Principal Geology Consultant, can be found flying in formation for fun and relaxation!
It took Paul more than 2000 hours to build his Van’s RV-6 kit aircraft, but his time and meticulous attention to detail was well rewarded when he won Best Metal Aircraft at the Sport Aircraft Association National fly-in in 2009. Even now, 7 years after the award, I’m sure you’ll agree that his aircraft still looks as good as the day he first rolled it out of the hangar.
Paul’s discipline, skills, focus and attention to detail are carried over into his work – which is why he is so highly respected in the mining industry for his expertise in resource evaluation, geostatistics, technical auditing, geometallurgical analysis and technical training.
So whether you are looking for an expert in resources or an adrenaline rush in the air.… Paul is your man!
Here is a short bio about Paul:
Paul Blackney BSc (Hons), MAusIMM, MAIG
Paul is a geologist with more than 30 years’ technical and operational experience. His skills include resource evaluation, technical audits and reviews, geostatistics, reconciliation, grade control, competent persons reporting and project management. Paul provides worldwide technical training and mentoring in resource estimation, quality control and quality assurance, reconciliation and application of the JORC Code and is highly respected for his focus on the transfer of his knowledge to other geologists.
Paul presents the following Optiro professional development courses:
- Resource Estimation and Evaluation
- Essential Excel Skills for Geologists
- Sampling Theory and Best Practice
- Getting the most out of QAQC Data