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Published on Nov 5, 2013
Recognised as one of the most successful prospectors and mining entrepreneurs in Australia, Mark Creasy is credited with some of the country's biggest mineral discoveries -- including the Jundee gold mine, Bronzewing deposit and, most recently, the spectacular Nova-Bollinger nickel deposit. Despite his undoubted reputation and success Creasy remains a man of few public words and is rarely drawn to comment about the sector that has paid him such rich dividends since he came to Australia in 1966 from Suffolk, England. Creasy did however, speak to Professional Public Relations in a video interview at the recent launch of the book The Miners. In that interview Creasy opened up with some candid opinions on both the future of mineral exploration and development in Australia and the evolution of the resources sector as it has unfolded in recent decades. Creasy says in the interview that he believes there is still plenty of exploration potential to be had in Western Australia, but that potential will become more and more expensive to realise. "I'm not saying the days of Paddy Hannan are over. There are definitely going to be outcrops of economic mineralisation on the surface to be found by people just bashing rock, but increasingly it is going to be about looking undercover," Creasy said. He says investment in exploration still needs to be encouraged and is particularly critical of rising government costs. Seen as a driving force behind the success of Sirius Resources, Creasy says the Albany-Fraser Range, which shares geological similarities with the world-class Thompson Belt in Canada, is the latest frontier for exploration in Western Australia. "People keep on talking about the last frontier, and every time the last frontier is found, guess what -- there is another frontier," he said. "That is the question; can we repeat the Thompson Belt experience here? I'm the eternal optimist -- we are going to do our level best." Copies of this video are available edit, download or embed on your website. For further information please contact David Tasker at Professional Public Relations.
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