Chilean Exploration Advisory

  • Patrick Burns

    Head of Exploration

    Mr. Burns is a Canadian geologist with over 40 years of experience throughout the Caribbean, Central/South America and is a prominent figure in the South American mining sector. He is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience, 35 of which specifically focused on Chile, including the direct involvement in the discovery of the Escondida porphyry – the world’s largest copper producer. 

  • Chris Ford

    Technical Advisor – Chile

    Mr. Ford (B.Sc. Hon’s Geology & Mining; M.Sc. Mineral Exploration) started his career in 1974 with Anglo American Corp and later with BHP Minerals from the 1980s to late 1990’s. From 2008-2011 he led the successful discovery at Salares Nortes working as the exploration manager for Gold Fields.