Chris Hughes

BSc (Auckland), MSc (Auckland), PGeo

senior project geologist

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Chris Hughes

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Joining Equity full-time in 2013, Chris brought global experience in mineral exploration spanning early- to advanced-stage projects. He has honed a distinctive skillset managing complex resource definition projects, with significant experience in iron ore, VMS and epithermal silver-gold in some very challenging environments.

Chris’ unique experience and dedication to work have earned him the respect of his peers and other industry professionals.

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Significant Projects

KZK Project, Yukon, Canada

Co-managed all aspects of this advanced-stage exploration program that included the discovery of an additional 4.2 Mt of high-grade polymetallic VMS mineralization.

homestake ridge project, british Columbia, Canada

Co-managed a multi-faceted program of exploration drilling, geological mapping, soil sampling and IP surveying to help define the different deposit styles on the property. This led to the discovery of a parallel zone of high-grade epithermal Ag mineralization.

Nimba Project, Guinea, West Africa

Managed all aspects of resource definition diamond drilling, including construction of the wireframe geological model, at the Nimba high-grade iron ore deposit.

Simandou Project, Guinea, West Africa

Managed all aspects of RC and diamond pre-feasibility and feasibility resource definition drilling at the Simandou high-grade iron ore deposit, one of the largest untapped iron ore resources in the world.

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