John P. Barry

I 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). I saw the early potential of Yanfolila (Mali) in 2003. More recently, in 2010, I led the exploration team which discovered the Mandiana gold project (Guinea).

I have worked as an economic consulting geologist for over 30 years. Over the past ten years, I started and managed three successful public resource companies. John has seen a lot of mineralized rocks. I worked for respected international consultancies including CSA (now ERM), Chlumsky Armbrust & Meyer and MSA. I am also a specialist in zinc-lead exploration.

In 1992 I helped in the early delineation of Lisheen zinc-lead resources in Ireland. In 2008 I 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.

“Success in exploration is about perseverance, patience, and focus and of course objectivity and knowing the race is run. I have learned valuable lessons from some of my failures. One of my real strengths is in keeping in as simple as it needs to be and communicating quite complex technical ideas . Making such concepts concrete and easy to understand. I like to build and motivate teams by passion and vision. I am committed to the development of young geologists through delegation with support.”

I am always open to new opportunities. Open to share my knowledge, insights, knowledge, strategic vision and an extensive network of contacts. To help you discover and realize the value in your projects. My most recent assignment in 2024 was in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia with the Saudi Geological Survey

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