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Chris Monteiro

Junior Student Research Analyst at Sustainable Minerals Institute

Summary

  • Masters student leveraging expertise in geology, exploration, field projects, GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Steers development of producing maps and reports, geologic maps, core logging, drill sampling, grade control and materials classification. 
  • Drives industry-focused solutions with an expertise in dynamics of ore body genesis. 
  • Competence of ground-truthing to quantify and model resources identified

Education

20152017

Master of Mineral Resources 

University of Queensland
20152016

Graduate Diploma of Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing 

University of Queensland
20142014

Graduate Certificate of Geological Sciences 

University of Queensland
20112014

Bachelor of Geology, with an Extended Major 

University of Queensland

Work History

Jan 2016Present

Junior Student Research Analyst

Sustainable Minerals Institute
  • Monitoring post-mining operations for rehabilitation purposes at Western Coalfields, NSW. UAV based evaluation and spatial distribution of land degradation.
  • Responsibilities Included: Examining ex-situ deformities, tracking gullying and acid-mine drainage. • Calculating soil stability indices, carbon-sink values, and performing a change detection analysis. • Using ArcGIS and eCognition for Object based image analysis as well as developing algorithms and rule sets to delineate the most suitable textures and analysis scale for differentiating relevant features

Jan 2014Present

Data Analyst

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  • Responsibilities Included: Assisting product development, maintaining supplier relations, marketing new products • Data analysis and spatial modelling • Criteria-based planning • Source the latest environmentally friendly products • Developing and implementing new concepts and techniques of modelling for complex spatial problems • Training Staff Specific
  • Accomplishments: Increased profits up to 15% in the last quarter, travelled overseas to meet with suppliers, to test and source new environmentally friendly products.

QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS & Fieldwork

HYDROTHERMAL AND PORPHYRY SYSTEMS

  • 2016 Ivanhoe, NSW- Conducted a Mine Rehabilitation analysis, using UAV (RS) & GIS. 
  • 2015 Pilbara, WA - Detected hydrothermal alteration zones using Remote Sensing & ArcGIS. 
  • 2013 Mt. Isa, QLD - Performed a geological survey, prospect analysis & resource modelling using SURPAC.

EXPLORATION GEOCHEMISTRY

  • 2016 Brisbane, QLD- Conducted Stream & Soil sediment analysis (collection & interpretation)
  • 2015 Pilbara - Detected & evaluated the resource dispersion and distribution in the Pilbara. 
  • 2011 Crystal Mountain, QLD - Investigated the exploration of ore deposits, based on samples & laboratory mineral analysis.

PROSPECTING & ANALYSIS

  • 2013 Orissa, India - Undertook a guided research, report thesis about Deccan traps. 
  • 2012 Emerald, QLD - Analysed the economic/geopolitical aspects of ore deposit exploration
  • 2011 Crystal Mountain, QLD - Completed a project thesis on hydrothermal and porphyry systems.

VOLCANOLOGY

  • 2014 Deccan Traps, India - Performed a regional synthesis of field data, sampling techniques. 
  • 2013 Goomburra, NSW - Produced report and petrographic analysis
  • 2012 D’Aguilar Range, QLD - Produced report and geochronology analysis

GIS - DATA CHARACTERISATION & SPATIAL DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Developed models for groundwater, rainfall and topography.
  • This involved:
    • Primary and Secondary Data acquisition and data management.
    • Data Correlation and analysing regression models while evaluating autocorrelation.
    • Reviewing and refining diagnostics.
    • Using Multiple layer analysis and overlay operations. 
    • Exploring data statistically to uncover relationships.

GIS - SPATIAL PATTERNS & SPATIAL DISTRIBUTIONS

  • Providing solutions to mitigate of two invasive species across QLD.
  • This involved:
    • Characterising and measuring distributions spatially.
    • Statistical methods of interpreting geographic dispersions.
  • Interpreting spatial patterns of earthquakes & landslides in Australia.
  • This involved:
    • Choosing the right statistical method for a problem. 
    • Linking a process to a pattern and hypothesis testing.
    • Characterising and measuring distributions spatially.
    • Statistical methods of interpreting geographic dispersions.