Neil Phillips – Consulting economic geologist
Phillipsgold Pty Ltd is the consulting practice of Neil Phillips specialising in the geology of ore deposits, all aspects of gold geology, and geological mentoring of graduate and mid-career geologists.
Neil consults to the mineral industry and government especially in Western Australia, Brazil and southern Africa, and runs a long-term gold research program through the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He runs regular short courses on gold geology for students, postgraduates, government and industry.
He publishes regularly in international journals on gold deposits and their formation, and has developed several of the geological concepts that underpin gold exploration programs today.
Areas of specialisation and interest
- Geology of gold deposits
- Formation of gold provinces
- Base metal, and gold, deposits in metamorphic terrains
- Geological mentoring in exploration and mining geology