Grant Thomas

Grant Thomas is a geoscientist with 30 years' professional experience covering mineral exploration, project acquisition, resource evaluation and valuations for several commodities including copper, lead, zinc, uranium, coal, gold, diamonds, phosphate and fluorspar in Australia, China, South Africa, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia and Mongolia. As managing director of Tianshan Goldfields, Mr Thomas discovered the 2.4Moz Xinjiang Gold Mountain deposit (Xinjiang, China) and led teams that completed resource estimates, evaluation and pre-feasibility studies for the project. As managing director of Celsius Coal, Mr Thomas established exploration and mining operations in Kyrgyzstan and led teams that defined the first JORC code compliant resources of coking coal at Tuyuk and Kargasha deposits. Mr Thomas has completed several substantial capital raisings in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to Tianshan Goldfields, he held senior positions with Rio Tinto Exploration (Australia, Brazil and China) and Hamersley Iron and was involved in major projects such as Century and Dugald River (Zn/Pb), Westmoreland (U), and discovery of Homestead deposit (Fe). Mr Thomas has consulted for Dragon Mining Consulting (HK) primarily as a Competent Person and Valuer to various international and Chinese coal companies listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In this role, he completed Technical and Valuer reports including JORC conversions, for several coal projects in Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang provinces of China and Tajikistan and gold projects in South Africa. Mr Thomas' expertise includes exploration (several discoveries), project generation, project acquisition, resource evaluations and valuations, mine establishment and strategic planning; liaising with Australian and international Resource Departments, negotiating with foreign governments and joint venture partners; statutory and Stock Exchange reports; and presentations to companies, stockbrokers and financial institutions. Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Science from Adelaide University in Australia and is a Member of AusIMM and AIG.
Bio last updated 13 Oct 2018

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Total Shareholder Return as at 28/09/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
580thAntipa Minerals-27%-12%
599thArdea Resources-30%0%
802ndAmani Gold-71%-11%
739 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Technical Director (since April 2018); (Non-Executive Director 2017-2018)
Year started and most recent title


382nd-Aldoro Resources$0
383rd↓Amani Gold$0
385th↓Antipa Minerals$0
386th↓Ardea Resources$0
510 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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