Michael Gazley (PhD) is Principal Geochemist at RSCMME and is a recognised world expert in portable X-ray fluorescence technology in mining and exploration. He is also an expert in microcharacterisation, particularly SEM-based and XRF techniques. His consulting focus is use of multi-element geochemistry to measurably improve exploration and mining productivity while reducing costs. Michael is a graduate of Victoria University, New Zealand and has co-authored more than 22 research articles in international journals, 30 conference papers, and 40 confidential and public project reports. More recently he has examined ways to use machine learning and data analytics to enhance interpretation of geochemical datasets with projects in New Zealand, Eritrea, Australia and Mozambique.