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Mr. Richard Wilkinson

  • Forename: Richard
  • Surname: Wilkinson
  • Primary Position: Chemical Engineer / Metallurgist
  • Secondary Position: Mineral Processing – Operations and Gold Specialist

Brief CV

Dick Wilkinson graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1969 with BSc in chemical engineering and joined Roan Consolidated Mines as a metallurgist at Mufulira in Zambia. Over the next eleven years he worked in a range of technical and managerial roles in hydrometallurgical and mineral processing plant, culminating in the management of a small remote open pit mine and concentrator. In 1980, he left RCM and took up a position as a senior metallurgist with Billiton International Metals in The Hague. He participated in the evaluation of investment opportunities and entry negotiations in non-ferrous mining in five continents. From 1983, he was responsible for mineral processing research at Billiton Research where work encompassed industrial minerals, oil shale, and coal as well as non-ferrous metals. In 1988, he assumed responsibility for the feasibility study on a Ghanaian refractory gold deposit, following this project through construction, and bringing it on stream as Mines Manager. He then transferred to Indonesia as Senior Technical Advisor controlling existing operations and developing new projects for the Billiton Companies in Indonesia. In 1993, he left the Billiton group and established himself as an independent consultant, based in England and serving the international mining industry. He is experienced in the economic evaluation of mineral deposits, the management of feasibility studies; technical audits; environmental audits; metallurgical accounting audits; project management and operations management. He also has experience in the assembly and presentation of data for the settlement of legal and contractual disputes.


  • BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering - University of Edinburgh Member, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Chartered Engineer Associate Member - Institution of Chemical Engineers

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