Gold and copper explorer Torrens Mining Limited (ASX: TRN) has appointed Patrick Say as exploration manager, effective as from today.
Patrick Say joins Torrens as Exploration Manager, with responsibility for implementing the Company’s exciting exploration plans.
Pat has over 20 years of mining industry experience across multiple commodities, with specific expertise in exploration geology, ore definition and financial evaluation.
Torrens has a strong exploration program planned over the next two years with over $5 million budgeted for exploration in Victoria alone.
Pat is a graduate of RMIT University in Victoria in Applied Geology (Hons). He has 20 years’ mining industry experience, the last 10 years as Chief Geologist with Rex Minerals Limited, where he led the geological team which delineated and evaluated the Hillside copper-gold deposit through to Feasibility Study level.
He worked on the Mt Keith nickel mine in Western Australia with WMC, and within the South Australian copper-gold industry with OZ Minerals Limited on the Prominent Hill copper-gold operation, where he managed the Resource Development team.
Recently he worked with the team which evaluated and acquired, for Rex Minerals, the Hog Ranch gold project in Nevada, USA.
Pat brings to Torrens strong leadership and project management skills, along with valuable industry experience in a broad range of relevant areas such as exploration geology, ore definition, financial evaluation, grade control processes and mining.
Torrens Managing Director Steve Shedden said: “I welcome Pat to the Torrens team. Pat has been an investor in Torrens since 2014. Over this time, he has developed a keen understanding of the Company and its projects, materially assisting with the preparation of its 2020 IPO Prospectus.
“He will spearhead Torrens’ exploration program, with a budget of $5M over two years on the Victorian gold projects alone. I look forward to working with Pat to progress Torrens’ very healthy exploration project portfolio.
“As we are both resident in Victoria, we will be able to give the Victorian projects our full attention.”