Dargo Associates Ltd

International Coal Consultants



Professional expertise




Larry Thomas


Larry has 30 years experience in the coal industry and is in charge of resource evaluation and mining commercial issues. A geologist by training, Larry has held senior positions in international coal mining companies and has worked in many countries.

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Steve Frankland


Steve has 25 years experience in the coal industry. A coal preparation engineer by training, Steve manages coal quality and coal trading activities. Steve has worked extensively in the commercial coal industry and managed projects in all the major coal producing countries.

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Alan Oakes

Senior Consultant Mining Engineer

Alan has 35 years experience in the coal industry. A mining engineer by training and experience, Alan has held the highest management positions in coal mining companies around the world

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Mike Coultas

Geological and Geotechnical Consultant

Mike has 25 years experience as a geologist and geotechnical specialist. Mike has worked on projects throughout the world for a number of major mining and civil engineering companies.

Rob Evans


Rob has more than 30 years experience in the mining industry and has travelled extensively.  Rob is also a fluent Spanish Speaker.