Kate Nelson

Kate Nelson

Kate Nelson

Principal Geophysicist

Email: kew@geodiscovery.com.au


  • Geophysicist with 20 years experience in mineral exploration and environmental applications.
  • Experience throughout Australia and overseas in exploration and evaluation for a range of commodities, including base and precious metals, sulphide-nickel, porphyry copper-gold, uranium, coal, geothermal and CSG.
  • Processing of new and historical geophysical and remotely sensed data to enhance subtle features.  Enjoys working with the client to get the most out of existing datasets.
  • 3D unconstrained and constrained modeling of potential field data.
  • Also, experience in the application and interpretation of geophysical methods for hydrological studies.


  • Broad based geophysical experience including field acquisition, QA/QC, data processing, interpretation and modeling in various geological terrains.
  • Integration of geophysical datasets with geological, hydrological and remotely sensed data for review and target generation.
  • Regional and in-mine interpretation.
  • 2D and 3D visualisation, GIS, data and image processing involving both greenfields and advanced projects

Recent Projects

  • Historical geophysical data compilation (including magnetics, gravity, IP, DHEM and CSAMT) and 3D visualisation, assessment and target identification at project scale, Central NSW.
  • Implementation, QC and 2D / 3D inversion modeling of IP surveys in Central NSW and Qld.
  • Processing and 2D/ 3D inversion modelling and subsequent enhancement of IP data aquired in Africa.
  • Openfile data compilation, image enhancement and evaluation, regional interpretation and new survey design (gravity and magnetics) to assist Qld coal exploration projects.
  • Implimementation, QC and modelling / interpretation of regional VTEM data and design of follow-up ground surveys in NSW.
  • Enhancement of radiometric and magnetic data to produce a suite of products to assist geological mapping, with a focus on uranium exploration in NT.
  • Planning, QA/QC, processing, modelling and target delineation of SAM /SAMSON datasets in Qld and NSW.
  • Modelling and interpretation of an airborne gravity survey for CSG exploration in New Zealand.
  • Identification and subsequent modeling (3D inversion modeling of gravity and magnetic data) of targets within NW Qld Restricted Areas (RA), including data compilation GIS packages for Qld Gov.


  • MEngSc (Hydrogeology), University of NSW (2003)
  • BSc (Hons) Geophysics, University of Sydney (1996)
  • Active Member of ASEG