Dave Jenkins


Dave Jenkins

Principal Geologist

BSc Geology (1990), ANU
BSc Hons (1991), CODES Key Centre, University of Tasmania.

Almost 30 years as Terra Search Senior Geologist and Director

Senior Geologist and Director of Terra Search since 1992, Dave has worked at all levels of management of base metal and gold exploration programs in Queensland and WA.

Dave was the driving force behind the discovery in 1993 of the Grevillea Zn Pb Ag deposit in the Lawn Hill Platform in the Mt Isa Block for Coolgardie Gold.  He also discovered Hodgkinson gold vein systems for Cutters Ridge in 1997.

Dave played a major role in the development and design of the Explorer 3 Database Management System, which is now a leading edge program in the exploration industry. 

He was Joint Project Leader (2002-2005) of the World Bank GIS project for the Papua New Guinea Department of Mining, which involved the capture of all relevant exploration data across the country.

Dave has extensive advanced data processing experience for a range of geoscientific data.  He programs in Visual BasicVisual Basic for Applications and MapBasic. He is a proficient user of  ExplorerMicromineMapInfo and other exploration software. 

Dave is Co-Author of several papers on mineral exploration and exploration data.

Member of

  • Geological Society Australia Australasian Institute Mining & Metallurgy
  • Australian Institute of GeoscientistsGeological Society Australia