John Barry played a pivotal role in unlocking major gold deposits in sub-Saharan Africa. This list of gold deposits includes Nyanzaga in Tanzania (1996) and Ahafo in Ghana (2000). He saw the potential of Yanfolila (Mali) in 2003. More recently, in 2010, he led the exploration team which discovered the Mandiana gold project (Guinea).
He has worked as an economic consulting geologist for over 30 years. Over the past ten years, he started and managed three successful public resource companies. John has seen a lot of mineralized rocks. John worked for respected international consultancies including CSA and Chlumsky Armbrust & Meyer . He is also a specialist in zinc-lead exploration.
In 1992 he helped in the early delineation of Lisheen zinc-lead resources in Ireland. In 2008 he led the first outside group to secure a major zinc-lead project in southern Poland. The Upper Silesian zinc district is the world’s largest MVT zinc-lead district. John (P.Geo and EurGeol) holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from Pennsylvania State University. John has a MBA from the Edinburgh School of Business, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland.
“My track record of success is about tenacity, patience, and focus. I have learned valuable lessons from some of my failures. One of my real strengths is in communicating quite complex technical ideas. Making such concepts concrete and easy to understand. I like to build and motivate teams by projecting my enthusiasm and vision. I am committed to the development of young geologists through delegation with support.”
John is always open to new opportunities. Open to share his knowledge, insights, knowledge, strategic vision and an extensive network of contacts. To help you discover and realize the value in your projects. He is MD of his own Exploration Management and Geological Consultancy – Irus Consulting Ltd.