Libby Sharman – BHP Xplor: Accelerating Discovery Through Partnerships



Libby is an exploration geologist currently working as the Technical Lead for BHP Xplor having spent five years prior with BHP Metals Exploration contributing to global exploration strategy through project generation and prospectivity analysis.

She completed her PhD at McGill University and has since gained experience in different facets of the exploration and mining industry including as a project geologist, researcher and communications specialist. Libby has experience on varied deposit types across five continents (including magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE, porphyry, VMS and sedimentary copper) from project generation to resource drilling for companies of all sizes and scopes.

Libby’s eclectic background and personal experiences have fostered an interest in improving the mining industry and making it a more inclusive and appealing sector in which to work. She pursues this through various volunteer roles in industry organisations including the Society of Economic Geologists.