Robert Schafer

Robert Schafer has over 30 years of international experience as a geologist exploring for mineral deposits in more than 70 countries. As an executive, manager and field geologist with companies including Billiton, BHP, Kinross and Hunter Dickinson, he led teams to the discovery of several deposits in the western USA (Briggs and Griffon gold mines), as well as developing strategies that led to brownfields discoveries in western Canada, southern Africa and far east Russia (Birkachan gold mine). Mr Schafer was a past president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) as well as past president of both the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). He is also an active member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) in the USA, where he served on its board for more than a decade. Mr Schafer is a board member of both the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and National Mining Hall of Fame in the USA. He is the recipient of the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and the Daniel C. Jackling Award from SME for career achievements - two of the highest mining recognitions in the USA.
Bio last updated 20 Jul 2019

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Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Non-Executive Director
Cardinal Resources
Cardinal Resources
2017 - 2018314

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Cardinal Resources21 Dec 2017Issued2,897,000OtherIssue of securities
Cardinal Resources21 Dec 2017Bought10,000$0.55$5,500On-market trade
Source: Morningstar

Directors Shareholdings

CompanyDirect sharesIndirect sharesTotal sharesTotal value
Cardinal Resources10,00010,000$3,400

Total Shareholder Return as at 28/06/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
440thCardinal Resources-21%75%
570thValor Resources-41%-17%
698thKogi Iron-60%27%
792ndRagnar Metals-75%-34%
804thAccelerate Resources-79%
731 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


314th↑Cardinal Resources$12k
351st↓Valor Resources$324
352nd↑Kogi Iron$275
354th↓Ragnar Metals$260
355th↑Accelerate Resources$0
488 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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