AMC at SAEMC 2019

AMC Consultants is pleased to return to the South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference (SAEMC) as lunch sponsor. SAEMC is an annual collaborative event that brings together both the exploration and mining industries in South Australia.

Johann van Wijk, the General Manager of our office in Adelaide, is proud to support this event that enables active South Australian mineral explorers and miners to share ideas to collectively increase the chances of mineral discovery and improve mining developments. He will be joined by Patrick Smith, Managing Director and CEO of AMC, Andrew Proudman, Principal Consultant, and Ali Abedi, Senior Mining Engineer, to represent AMC at this important conference, with a special emphasis on our Evaluate and Develop offerings.


Now in it’s 16th year, the conference will take place on Friday 29 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre. It is organized by  representatives from the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), Geological Society of Australia (GSA), the South Australian Department for Energy and Mining (DEM), and the University of Adelaide.

Meet the team at SAEMC 2019

Johann van Wijk

Johann is the General Manager of AMC’s office in Adelaide and a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and has been in the mining industry for more than 32 years. He has held a variety of production, mine planning, technical and management roles through his career and has specific expertise in project management, geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, risk management, and management of technical teams, in underground and surface mines. Johann has experience in a variety of mining methods and commodities. His geotechnical expertise includes the design, management and review of geotechnical aspects related to shafts, drifts, stopes, longwalls, bord and pillar mining, partial pillar extraction and surface mining excavations.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is Managing Director and CEO at AMC Consultants. A mining engineer by training, Patrick has more than 30 years of consultancy and operational experience. He joined AMC in 2004 and was initially based in Perth. Patrick then transferred to Brisbane and was appointed General Manager of the Brisbane office in 2010, CEO of AMC in 2014, and Managing Director in 2015. Since joining AMC, he has worked on mining studies, technical reviews and valuations for projects in five continents.

Patrick has significant expertise in the design and operation of open-pit and underground mines, including mine design, scheduling and budgeting, equipment selection and specification, ore reserve estimation, technical studies, and operations management. He has broad expertise in gold, nickel, and mineral sands operations, in both planning and management roles.

Andrew Proudman

Andrew  is a Principal Consultant at AMC’s office in Adelaide with technical expertise in mine geology, resource estimation, and engineering geology. His broad experience within the mining industry includes mine geology and mine production, resource estimation and modelling, grade control, rock mechanics, pit slope design and underground support, mine planning and development, and exploration.

Ali Abedi

Ali is a Senior Mining Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in underground and surface mining operations. Ali has specific expertise in underground and open pit mine optimization, equipment selection, production scheduling and capital and operating cost estimation and review. Ali has worked on underground mining projects in Africa and Australia, including copper, platinum group metals, gold, silver, zinc, and industrial minerals.”

Conference location – Adelaide Convention Centre

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