Management & Staff

Stephen Burke

Principal Consultant Geologist

BSc (Hons) in Applied Geology, University of New South Wales, 1997
Australian Private Pilots Licence

Member Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG)

Stephen is a geologist with 20 years experience in gold, nickel sulphide and other base metal exploration, resource evaluation and mining within mainly Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Geology honours degree at the University of New South Wales in 1997 and since graduating has worked with Centaur Mining & Exploration Ltd, Goldfields Ltd, AurionGold Ltd in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia prior to founding Burke Geoscience Pty. Ltd. in 2003.

Since founding Burke Geoscience, Stephen has consulted to numerous nickel, gold and base metal explorers, developers and producers mostly in Australia but has also worked on projects in China, Tunisia and Tanzania. Burke Geoscience sub-contracted to geological consulting firm CSA Global Pty Ltd (‘CSA’) from 2005 to 2008.

Stephen’s technical expertise lies in komatiite-hosted nickel sulphide and Archaean mesothermal gold deposit exploration and resource definition program design, management and interpretation incorporating particular strengths in 3D geology modelling and structural geology. He also has experience in geological mapping, mining asset divestments and acquisitions, database management and is well versed in the geology and petrogenesis of skarn and volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (‘VMS’) -type base metal and gold deposits as a result of research undertaken as part of his honours thesis. Stephen is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG).

BURKE, S.M. 1997. The Geology and Petrogenesis of the Red Hill Mine Deposit near Yass, NSW. B.Sc thesis, University of New South Wales, Sydney (unpubl.).
ZHOU, T., PHILLIPS, G.N., DENN, S. & BURKE, S. 2003. Woodcutters goldfield: gold in an Archaean granite, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 50 (4), 553-569.