Our Chilean Experts

  • 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. 

  • Jack Pritting

    Technical Advisor - Chile

    Mr. Pritting (B.Sc. Geology) is a 40-year mineral exploration veteran with many notable achievements, including a 10-year stint with Kinross Gold in regards to the La Coipa mine, he went on to build Kinross’s regional mineral exploration arm in Chile that expanded to Argentina, Ecuador and Colombia.

  • 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.