Susan Vearncombe

Dr Susan Vearncombe is an experienced explorationist, having worked in research organisations and as a consultant. She is a geologist with more than 25 years of experience in the mining/exploration industry and has worked internationally in Australasia, Africa, Indonesia, North and South America, and Europe on a range of geological environments and mineralised systems. Dr Vearncombe has published in the areas of petrogenesis, structural geology and regional tectonics, kimberlites, volcanogenic massive sulphide and gold systems, and spatial analysis. She was managing director of Silver Swan Group, a  gold and base metals exploration company with projects in Spain and Western Australia from April 2008 to November 2012, and was responsible for the discovery of the Austin copper-zinc deposit in the Murchison Province of Western Australia and a move into the Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal). Prior to 2008, Dr Vearncombe was general manager of geology for Mercator Gold (now ECR Minerals) and non-executive director of Straits Resources. In December 2012, Dr Vearncombe established Effective Investments which provides exploration and mining opportunities in the Iberian Peninsula to international companies. She was chair of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Dr Vearncombe holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Science (Hons) degrees from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and a Doctorate in Economic Geology from the University of Western Australia.
Bio last updated 17 Nov 2018

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Non-Executive Director
Auris Minerals
Auris Minerals
2017 - 2018286
Managing Director
Caravel Minerals
Caravel Minerals
2008 - 2013313
Non-Executive Director
Straits Resources
2011 - 2013
General Manager
Mercator Gold Australia
2003 - 2007

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Auris Minerals22 Nov 2017Issued2,000,000$0.00OtherIssue of securities: 2,000,000 - Performance Rights.
Caravel Minerals16 Aug 2012Bought354,211$0.03$11,335Rights issue
Caravel Minerals12 Jun 2012Bought2,636$0.05$136On-market trade
Caravel Minerals12 Jun 2012Bought50,000$0.04$2,220On-market trade
Caravel Minerals14 Feb 2012Bought200,000$0.06$12,000Off-market trade

Equity Capital Markets Deals

DateCompanyTransaction TypeTotal Value
02/02/12Caravel MineralsPlacement$5.0m>>

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/10/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
189thBrookside Energy23%-72%
360thCaravel Minerals-2%-30%
451stLatitude Consolidated-17%-27%
613thSovereign Metals-41%-7%
744 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


311th↓Latitude Consolidated$29k
312th↑Sovereign Metals$29k
313th↓Caravel Minerals$29k
314th↓Brookside Energy$29k
315th↑Omni Market Tide$26k
512 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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