Peter Stacey has over 50 years’ experience in all aspects of pit slope and mining geotechnical
design, project management and review. He holds a B.Sc. Hons. degree in Geology and a
D.I.C. from Imperial College, London, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada and
Fellow of the Engineers of Canada, and a Chartered Engineer in the UK. He worked for the
Geological Survey of Sweden and subsequently with the Iron Ore Company of Canada before
joining Golder Associates Ltd. in Vancouver. During his 29 years with Golder, Mr. Stacey
worked primarily in the areas of pit slope design and the application of geotechnical
engineering to the operational aspects of open pit mines, as well as a project manager for
open pit mining studies. As a Principal with Golder Associates, he gained an international
reputation and worked on open pit geotechnical projects in North and South America, Africa,
Southeast Asia and Australia.
In 2003, Mr. Stacey retired from Golder Associates and formed Stacey Mining Geotechnical
Ltd. to concentrate on independent review consulting related to the geotechnical aspects of
open pit mining. In this capacity, he has served as a review consultant for several international
mining companies, including Anglo American, Barrick, BHPBilliton, DeBeers, Debswana,
Kinross Gold, Newmont Goldcorp, Rio Tinto, Teck Resources and Vale, as well as for a
number of smaller mining and consulting companies.
Peter is co-editor and contributor to the book entitled “Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design”
which was published in 2009, and “Guidelines for Open Slope Designs in Weak Rocks”, which
was published in 2018, both by CSIRO Publishing of Australia. He has also given courses on
pit slope design through UBC/Infomine and to mining company teams.
He is currently Chairman of the Large Open Pit Project Sponsors’ Representative Committee,
and an advisor to the Board of the University of Arizona Centre of Geotechnical Excellence.