Geological Team

Dr. Sergei Diakov, MSc Economic Geology and Mining Engineering, PhD Economic Geology, Associate Professor, Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow, Russia

  • Extensive global expertise as exploration manager for Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, and BHP in the exploration and discovery of porphyry Cu-Au deposits.
  • Assembled and led the exploration team in the discovery of the Oyu Tolgoi Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit in Mongolia.
  • Managed and led the exploration team in the discovery of the Nuevo Chaquiro Porphyry Cu-Au deposit in Colombia.

John P. Schloderer, BA Geology, New York University, New York City, USA, MSc Geology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, USA

  • Over 35 years of international mineral exploration experience and mineral property evaluations including 25 years with the BHP organization and 3 years with Gold Fields.
  • Involvement with projects from conception to grassroots exploration to feasibility drill out.
  • Member of the exploration team on the drill-out of the Escondida porphyry copper deposit, Chile.
  • General Manager on the resource definition drilling of Reko Diq porphyry complex, Pakistan, and the pre-feasibility study on the Tanjeel Copper Project, Pakistan. Successful listing of the Tethyan Copper Company on the ASX and eventual sale to the Barrick Gold/Antofagasta consortium.

Rick Redfern, MSc Geology UCLA, USA, AIPG, QP

  • Extensive working experience as Sr. Geologist for ABX and Homestake with Au and porphyry-type projects across the Southwestern US and Mexico.
  • Discovered the Moly Dome molybdenum porphyry deposit in northern Nevada.
  • Worked on porphyry prospects in the Cananea district of Mexico, studied porphyry deposits in the Highland Valley and Endako areas of B.C., Canada.

Octavio Urbina, BSc (Hons) Geology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

  • Over 20 years of mineral exploration experience
  • Expertise in Cu and Cu-Au porphyries in Central Andes, IOCGs, precious metals epithermal system in Central and Southern Andes, and Deseado Massif in Argentina.
  • Significant fieldwork experience in mapping, prospecting, and sampling.
  • Experience in running diamond/RC drilling programs.