James Ridley


James Ridley

Principal Resource Consultant

Bachelor’s Degree, Geology, Member AusIMM

James joined orelogy, October 2023, as Principal Resource Geologist and with that brings a new in-house capability to our team.

James is a Geologist with over 35 years of experience specialising in mineral resource evaluation, mining geology and near mine exploration across a wide variety of geological settings, deposit types and mineralisation styles for commodities including gold-silver, nickel-cobalt, iron ore, lead-zinc, copper, scandium, lithium and graphite. James has a strong background working collaboratively within small and large exploration, mining and consulting businesses and has a successful track record scoping and delivering resource evaluation studies and mine geology outputs meeting business specific needs.

Key Strengths:

– Management of exploration drilling, resource modelling projects and mine geology functions.
– Exploration data validation, QAQC analysis and geological modelling.
– Linear and non-linear geostatistics, resource estimation and uncertainty modelling.
– Technical report preparation (JORC & NI 43-101).
– Competent Person (JORC) for reporting gold-silver, nickel-cobalt, iron ore, lead-zinc and copper mineral resources.
– Leading and mentoring teams of mine and resource geologists.
– Exploration and resource evaluation in technical audits, due diligence and feasibility studies.
– Strong interpersonal, organizational, technical and analytical skills.

Favourite movie quote

“Here’s Johnny!” – The Shining (1980)

Most often heard at work

“I’m parked in front of you”

I’d rather be