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Mining Solutions - A Brief History.

Mining Solutions Pty Ltd was formed in 1997 as a collaboration between two mining engineers, Ian Huitson and Patrick Smith.


Ian and Patrick both worked for Mining Solutions for a number of years during which time the company supplied a large number of mining professionals to mining companies across Western Australia.


Early clients included, WMC Resources (Norseman, Kambalda, Leinster & Mt Keith), Sons of Gwalia, Murrin Murrin Nickel, Consolidated Minerals Ltd and Robe River amongst others. Labour hire included all positions from Open Pit Grade Controllers through to Resident Managers and at one stage Mining Solutions had in excess of 30 contracted employees.


In the final years of the 90's Ian and Patrick both took career advancing positions with other companies.


In 2009 Ian recommenced consulting through Mining Solutions.


Mining Solutions has successfully completed consulting assignments for:

  • Element 25 Ltd;

  • Duketon Mining Ltd;

  • Wilson Minerals Ltd;

  • Spitfire Materials Ltd;

  • Shaw River Manganese Ltd;

  • Alcyone Resources Ltd;

  • St Barbara Ltd;

  • Aditya Birla Minerals Ltd;

  • Gold Road Ltd;

  • Asia Minerals Ltd;

  • Auvex Resources Ltd;

  • Kalamazoo Resources Ltd;

  • Galaxy Resources Ltd;

  • General Mining Ltd;

  • Eastern Goldfields Ltd &

  • Gulf Manganese Ltd.


Current Consultants

Ian Huitson

Mining Engineer.
Mining Executive with 30+ years experience in all corporate levels to MD
Experience in Manganese, Gold, Silver, Nickel, Chromite & Lithium
Open pit and Underground experience
WA First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competancy

Dangerous Goods Security Card

Microsoft MVP (Excel) Award, 2013, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18


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