Technical Team

Alan King

Consultant - Geophysics

Since 2013, Alan has been owner and principal consultant with his own company Geoscience North. From 1990 to 2012, Alan advanced through global roles to become Chief Geophysicist for Vale / Inco Global Exploration, working on geophysical applications for base metals, iron, manganese, coal and fertilizers (potash and phosphate) as well as target generation using regional and global data sets. From 1976 to 1990 he worked as a geophysicist in exploration and resource development in Canada and Australasia. 

His professional interests include the use of geophysics, new technology (and ideas) and data integration in exploration, mining, environmental, geotechnical and other applications. Alan  received a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Toronto in 1976 and an M.Sc. in geophysics from Macquarie University in 1989.

David O'Connor


David is a professional geologist with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry, specializing in the identification, acquisition and management of mineral projects throughout the world. Following senior positions in major mining companies, including Western Mining Corporation, he subsequently founded five publicly listed junior mineral exploration companies and ultimately managed the merger or acquisition of three of these companies. He obtained a BSc (Hons) degree at Cape Town University and then an MSc D.I.C. in mineral
exploration at the Royal School of Mines in London.

Dr. Lawrence Winter


Dr. Winter is Vice President Exploration for Altius Minerals and exploration consultant to Adventus Zinc. Lawrence is a graduate of Memorial University (B.Sc. Hons., M.Sc.) and The University of British Columbia (Ph.D.), a registered Professional Geoscientist (PEGNL) and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. Lawrence has worked in mineral exploration across Canada and internationally and is responsible for Altius MIneral's project generation efforts globally.

Wilson Robb

Principal Geologist

Wilson is a co-founder of Aurum Exploration Services through which he directed and managed the Company‚Äôs private predecessor company in targeting and exploring its current portfolio of Irish zinc projects. Wilson has 30 years of technical and managerial experience within the mineral exploration industry, with a track record of successfully developing innovative exploration ideas and techniques. 

Vaughan Williams

Principal Geologist

Co-founder of Aurum Exploration Services, Vaughan has over 30 years of experience in both field exploration planning and management as well as geological and mineral resource modelling on advanced drilling projects. Prior to Aurum, Vaughan worked as a Senior Geologist for Navan Resources Plc, managing exploration and evaluation programs in Ireland and elsewhere throughout the world. Vaughan currently manages exploration on multiple projects including advanced prospect evaluation, geological modelling, resource modelling and due diligence assessments.