The Cosmos and Beyond
Kerry Harmanis is a lawyer specialising in contract and mining law and has been involved in the exploration and mining industry in WA and overseas for over 25 years. He is a founding director and Executive Chairman of Jubilee Mines.
A natural entrepreneur and explorer, Kerry Harmanis left the law to prospect in WA’s goldfields in 1979. To survive he operated a seafood van at Leighton Beach for 3 years. Kerry formed a successful business reprocessing old gold tailings in the 1980’s.
During 1987 Kerry successfully floated Sir Samuel Mines and Jubilee Gold Mines on the ASX, the latter 3 days after ‘Black Monday”. Both companies merged in 1991 being renamed Jubilee Mines NL in 1998. Jubilee switched from gold to nickel in 1996, and in 1997 discovered the spectacular Cosmos Nickel mine.