Miss Rosie Blannin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre
Sustainable Minerals Institute


Rosie Blannin is a geologist and resource engineer with a strong basis in fieldwork, sampling, characterisation, geometallurgy and geostatistical modelling of mine waste deposits. Rosie graduated with a BSc in Geology from the Imperial College London (2016) and an MSc from the EMerald Erasmus Mundus Masters (2018), a program focused on characterisation, processing and modelling in georesources engineering and undertaken at research institutions across Belgium, France, Sweden and Germany. After completing her MSc, Rosie undertook her PhD at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg as part of the SULTAN European Training Network for the Remediation and Reprocessing of Sulfidic Mining Waste Sites. In particular, Rosie has developed a method to assess the optimum sampling density and configuration for resource assessment of tailings deposits. Additionally, she has implemented geostatistical modelling methods to improve the quality of grade-tonnage estimates for tailings deposits and has performed geometallurgical modelling to evaluate recoverable metal contents as well as the potential for acid mine drainage.

Currently, Rosie is working as a Research Officer at the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre, SMI. She is involved in projects focused on sampling, characterisation and modelling of mine waste deposits across Australia.


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