Ross Brown has a rare ability in recognising the commercial potential of exploration projects and geological process, and has a proven track record of bringing technical-based exploration concepts and projects to market. In 2009 Mr Brown co-founded the gold/copper exploration company, Mystic Sands, which was established for the purposes of conducting exploration in Chile, South America. With the assistance of other technical management, Mr Brown was responsible for the composition of the initial project portfolio. Mystic Sands was purchased by Australian-listed explorer White Star Minerals. As part of the transaction, Sandfire Resources NL became a shareholder of Whinnen as consideration for providing technical services to the company. In 2006, Mr Brown developed an innovative exploration model for “Langer Heinrich-style” uranium mineralisation that was used as a basis for global project acquisitions in 2006 and 2007. These projects were packaged into Oklo Uranium, which completed a successful $8M IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in May 2007.