Keith Barron is an exploration geologist with over 33 years experience in the mining sector. Keith Barron has consulted on all continents except for Antarctica, searching for commodities such as gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, copper, platinum, and industrial minerals.
In 2001 Keith Barron privately co-founded Ecuador gold explorer Aurelian Resources Inc., which was listed on the TSX-V in 2003 and made the colossal Fruta del Norte gold discovery in 2006. The company was bought by Kinross Gold in 2008 for $1.2 billion. He is the founder and a Director of Guyana, Colombia and Argentina uranium explorer U3O8 Corp (TSX:UWE). He is also Chairman and Director of Firestone Ventures (TSXV:FV) and President of private sapphire miner Potentate Mining in Montana, USA. At the PDAC convention in March 2008 he was awarded the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for his role in the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit and he was also jointly named the Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year 2008.
Keith Barron holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and a BSc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of Toronto. Keith Barron is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario.
Keith Barron will join the lineup of speakers at this year’s Mines and Money Asia. Click here to download the program.