David Boakye is researching the linkages between geology and tailings, to help optimise the design and operation of tailings filtration plants. His research interests include geostatistical modelling, geometallurgical modelling and geological modelling, with a focus on finding ways to incorporate information needed to maximise the overall value of mines, into orebody models.

David has over 25 years in the mining industry, seven of which has been in consulting. His previous roles include Chief Geologist Resource Evaluation at Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi Mine and Senior Geologist at AMC Consultants. David has broad experience in the different gold deposit styles and to a lesser extent, base metals, and has specialist Datamine and functional Isatis skills.

David holds a Masters in Mineral Resource and Environmental Geostatistics from the University of Leeds UK, and a BSc Geological Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana. He is a Chartered Professional member (Geology) of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

David is currently studying under the supervision of Professor Rick Valenta and Professor Alice Clark.

Key Publications

C Arnold, J Barnes, D Boakye, D Davidovic, B Gossage, S Hasson and J Van der Toorn, 2013, Application of Localised Multiple Indicator Kriging for the Estimation of Sedimentary Rock-Hosted Gold Resources at the Timok Gold Project, Republic of Serbia, Exploration, Resources and Mining Geology conference, Cardiff, 21-22 October 2013

S Konopa, R Chesher, E Gleeson, P Allen, D Boakye, 2015, Challenges in maximising the value from epithermal gold deposits, PACRIM 2015 Congress, Hong Kong, China, 8–21 March 2015