Richard Valenta

Dr Richard Valenta has over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration research, consultancy and management in Australia, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and other parts of Latin America. He has a proven track record for discovery and development of high-grade gold resources. Dr Valenta spent 13 years in senior roles within TSX and ASX-listed junior companies, and has held managing director roles since early 2007. He was managing director of Chesser Resources and led the team that took the Kestanelik Epithermal Gold deposit in Turkey through to pre-feasibility before selling the project at a significant premium to the prevailing market. Prior to joining Chesser, Dr Valenta was chief operating officer of TSX-listed Fronteer Development, chief geoscientist of TSX-listed Aurora Energy Resources, and Central American exploration manager for Mount Isa Mines Exploration. He has a PhD from Monash University, is a Fellow of the AUSIMM, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bio last updated 19 Aug 2018

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/10/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
387thHipo Resources-7%-20%
393rdSalt Lake Potash-8%-9%
493rdPrairie Mining-22%3%
494thPeel Mining-23%4%
685thAuStar Gold-50%-33%
744 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Non-Executive Director (Executive Director 2016-2017)
Year started and most recent title


158th↓Prairie Mining$494k
159th↓Hipo Resources$479k
160th↑AuStar Gold$477k
161st↑Peel Mining$474k
162nd↑Salt Lake Potash$457k
512 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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