Oliver Stokes

Australia Pacific



A short intro from me, your consultant …

What is my academic background? Bachelor of Science, Major in Geology from Macquarie University, Sydney.

What is my technical background? 6+ years experience in the mining industry – including Gold exploration, open pit, and underground. Also includes geochemistry, geophysics and survey experience.

How long have I been with BMT? I have been with BMT as a consultant since November 2018

What sites do work at? The majority of sites are open-pit Gold in WA (these range from ‘top tier’ public companies to small private ventures). Other commodities include iron ore, nickel, copper, tungsten, bismuth, and fluorspar.

With BMT I’ve travelled overseas, including Vietnam, Philippines, Peru. I train both new BMT staff and our clients.

What is my favourite aspect of the role? I love meeting new people, teaching, and visiting a variety of sites. I also enjoy the problem-solving aspect of the role, working through the challenges faced in the continuous operations of mines.

Why is accurately measuring blast-induced movement so important? Companies have invested money and resources into defining and extracting the ore.  It does not make financial sense to lose a large percentage of your deposit by not accurately accounting for blast displacement.

What do you do in your spare time? My hobbies include designing, building and flying drones, which has led me to be BMTs primary consultant for FED implementations in Australia. I also enjoy electronics, computing, home automation, and 3D printing.

How do we maximise value out of the BMT system? Communication! Tell me the primary concerns (i.e. ore loss, dilution, misclassification) and I will focus on supporting that goal. The Grade Control team should feel comfortable with the equipment and be confident calling me up if they have questions.

My top picks – BMT Case Studies

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Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum mine reduces misclassification and ore loss: Adding up to A$335,000 of value in one blast

Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum






Dalgaranga Gold WA reduces ore loss by 19%

Papers worth a read !

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Modelling is a guess, measure for success


A Cost Benefit Analysis to Explore the Optimal Number of Blast Movement Monitoring Locations

activating a BMM at Pine Cove gold mine, Anaconda Mining



The Implications of Blast-Induced Movement to Grade Control

blast movement ore loss gold mine


Modeling Vs. Monitoring Blast Movement: The Cost of Variation

Sara Holden using BMM Explorer

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Oliver’s contact details:

ph: +61 437 661 110

email: oliver.stokes@hexagon.com

address:  Level 6 Australia Place, 15-17 William Street Perth, WA 6000

head office address: 26 Spine Street, Sumner, QLD 4074, Australia

­LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/oliver.stokes