Mitre Geophysics Pty Ltd was established in 1980. Based in Tasmania, initial clients were mining and exploration companies working in Western Tasmania where the remote and rugged terrain, combined with the varied mineralisation (including lead, zinc, copper, gold, nickel, tin, tungsten, iron, silica, manganese, oil shale) helped make for an exciting and interesting start.
Early clients included the Mt. Lyell copper-gold, Renison tin and Rosebery VHMS mines. Work spread to mainland Australia with long-term clients including the Broken Hill, Elura and Mt. Isa mines. Subsequently Mitre Geophysics has worked in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.
The bulk of Mitre’s work continues to be involved with metalliferous minerals, and, increasingly, coal, but groundwater, engineering and energy, especially geothermal, help make up the mix.
Mitre has been involved in exploration programs for most metalliferous and energy commodities, plus some geotechnical assignments. A number of the projects listed below have been either published by Mitre as case histories or presented at conferences. Where stated, original company names have been used. Projects, by commodity, include: