The Directors

7am Crew Change

Wilson Robb, BSc (Hons) – Chairman

An experienced Exploration Geologist with a solid managerial and entrepreneurial background, Wilson is a co-founder, Principal Geologist and Executive Chairman of Aurum. With technical and managerial experience within the mineral exploration industry, he has a proven track record of developing intuitive exploration programmes and successful identification of new gold and base-metal mineralization.


EurGeol Vaughan Williams, PGeo, MSc, ACSM – Corporate Secretary

Co-founder of Aurum Exploration Services, Vaughan has over 30 years 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 programs in Ireland (Zn-Pb-Au), Almagrera / Sotiel (Cu-Pb-Zn-Au), Aguas Tenidas (Cu-Pb-Zn) and Los Santos (Tungsten).  He also worked at Bulgaria’s Chelopech high-sulphidation gold deposit as a senior mine and regional exploration geologist.

While at Aurum he managed the Curraghinalt mesothermal gold project for Dalradian Gold Limited (2003-2011), significantly increasing the resource from 620,000 oz through to the present 2.7 million oz.   He has also managed other projects including an extensive phosphate QA/QC, exploration and resource evaluation project in Saudi Arabia.

He is a registered Professional Geologist (PGeo) through the Institute of Geologists of Ireland.


EurGeol Dr. Sandy Archibald, PGeo – Technical Director

Sandy has over 27 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry and has participated in academic and industry projects throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa. He has been involved in gold, base-metal, uranium, diamond, and nickel exploration and has carried out extensive research on Au-Ag metal-rich geothermal systems. He is also a former Director of AIM-listed Alba Mineral Resources, a past-President of the Irish Association of Economic Geology, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology.

Sandy is currently a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), and a former Council Member (Canada and SE Asia) for The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).  He is a registered Professional Geologist (PGeo) through the Institute of Geologists of Ireland, and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).


EurGeol Ian Farrelly PGeo, BA (Hons), PGradDip (Stat) – Director

Ian is a skilled exploration geologist and manager with over 20 years of international experience in both grassroots and mining environments.  He began his career with Noranda where he worked extensively on carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb exploration programmes in Ireland and North America.  During this time he was part of the team that discovered The Pallas Green Zn-Pb deposit in Ireland.  Later, Ian worked for Anglo American before joining Aurum in 2003.  With Aurum, he has managed exploration programmes for a variety of deposit types and commodities in different jurisdictions.  He has also established significant expertise in evolving technologies such as Carbon Storage and Sequestration (CCS).  Ian is an experienced computing geologist specialising in QA/QC, orebody modelling and resource estimation.

He is a registered Professional Geologist (PGeo) through the Institute of Geologists of Ireland.