Aurum Exploration Team

Meet Our Team

We are proud of the caliber of each and every member of the Aurum exploration team and believe it is the combination of accumulated knowledge, expertise, and approach to working with our clients that defines Aurum and our service offering.

Wilson is a co-founder, Principal Geologist and Executive Chairman of Aurum. Wilson specialises in generating new targets and developing intuitive exploration programmes.

Wilson Robb


Johnny is Aurum’s Operations Director. Johnny is responsible for Aurum’s operations, commercial and business management systems. Health and Safety management and welfare at work are to the fore with Johnny.

Johnny Meehan

Operations Director

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.

Vaughan Williams

Corporate Secretary

Sandy is a Principal Geologist at Aurum and his expertise is in gold, base-metal, uranium, diamond and nickel exploration. Sandy has participated in academic and industry projects throughout America, Europe and Africa.

Dr Sandy Archibald

Technical Director

Graham Parkin is a Principal Geologist at Aurum. Graham oversees exploration programmes in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for gold, base metals, PGE’s, uranium and industrial related minerals such as phosphate and gypsum.

Graham Parkin

Principal Geologist

Karel is a Senior Geologist at Aurum and his expertise is in developing exploration projects in remote areas through to drilling & resource evaluation.

Dr Karel Maly

Senior Geologist

Jim is based in Canada and has been active in mineral exploration and research for almost 40 years. He is also a Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University.

James Clark


Tara is a Senior Geologist at Aurum. Tara has experience across all mineral exploration related activities, co-leaded on exploration projects and has worked on a range of base metal projects throughout Ireland and Scotland.

Tara Leacy Smith

Senior Geologist

Steven is Aurum’s GIS Manager and has expertise in using a range of GIS software applications for data validation, processing, analysis, 3D visualization and modelling. Steven is responsible for data management at Aurum and supporting/maintaining Aurum’s and GIS systems and IT.

Steven Downey

GIS Manager

Jessica is responsible for the day-to-day management of the office, business accounts and company payroll. She assists the operation director & company directors with the day-to-day operation of Aurum.

Jessica Sharkey

Office Manager

Laura is working in the Minerals Programme at GSI. Extensive experience in data management & analytics and 2D & 3D land seismic processing. Currently an MPhil Data Analytics student at TU Dublin.

Laura Smith


Dan is a field geologist with experience taking part in and leading geochemical sampling campaigns throughout Ireland.

Dan Collison


Victoria is a Geologist at Aurum, currently working with Geological Survey Ireland as part of their Tellus programme. She has a range of industry experience, and has worked on exploration and mining projects in Europe, Africa, Central Asia and Australia.

Victoria Lowe


Michele is a geologist and environmental scientist currently subcontracted to the education and outreach team of Geological Survey Ireland.  I work mostly in communications but my main task is being the Museum Geologist at the “Down to Earth – Exploring Ireland’s Geology” exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland where I guide visitors and answer their queries.

Michele Castiaux


Joe comes from a background in farming obtaining a degree in environmental science. His scope of expertise ranges from geotechnical core work, 3D seismic surveys to wastewater treatment plant management.

Joe Kelly


Laura is a Geologist at Aurum currently working with the Geological Survey of Ireland as part of their land mapping department. Previous experience in Geophysical techniques throughout Hawaii and Ireland.

Laura Reilly


Colm is an exploration geologist who has worked on a wide variety of commodities. From the remote tundra and mountains of Canada, to the island of Norway and fields of Ireland. Also performs target generative studies across multiple commodity types.

Colm Long


Margaret is a GIS and Data Manager, with experience in projects across Europe, Africa and USA. She specialises in a range of GIS applications, data processing, validation and analysis, 3D visualization, digital data capture and Web GIS.

Dr Margaret Browne

GIS & Data Manager

Project Geologist with over 6 years of exploration experience in precious, base, and energy metals in Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa.

Dan Ryczek


Michael is a geoscientist who has worked on geochemical surveys across Ireland.

Michael O’Sullivan


Sean is an exploration geologist with experience ranging from grassroots exploration within the Irish orefield, relating to carbonate hosted zinc deposits, to battery metals in LCT pegmatites.

Sean McCormack


An exploration geologist working on various stages of different gold and base metal projects throughout the whole of Europe and Africa.

Peter Kiss


Emma has exceptional organisation skills and assists with our day-to-day activities to ensure all aspects of Aurum run smoothly. She is the go-to for all departments and will always come up with a solution to whatever problem comes her way.

Emma Lynch


Ongoing gold exploration in Co. Wicklow/Wexford since 2013.

Experience in open pit mining, wireframing, ore block modelling and drill programmes.

Excited to be working on sustainable precious, Green, REE and base metals projects.

Chris Reynolds


Meet Our Associates

Geologist / project manager with more than 30 years of experience from grass roots to resource drilling to mining.

Dan Meldrum


Marilia has been working in mining companies as GIS Manager since 2007. She has been responsible for the development and management database of exploration results, creating maps, logs and sections for geological research and reports. She has worked in Brazil, Canada, and Ireland.

Marilia Bueno

GIS Manager

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