Technical Advisors

Ian Neilson

Technical Advisor - Economic Structural Geologist

Subject Matter Expert, Structural Geology
20+ years in Structural Geology, (BSc MSc R.P. Geo MSEG MAIG MGSA)

Ian E Neilson (BSc MSc R.P. Geo MSEG MAIG MGSA) is Structural geologist with a proven track record of Project Generation to Discovery with significant global exploration and mining experience in orogenic gold, porphyry copper, economic mineralization systems and base-metal deposits, >20-years as a consultant for Jigsaw Geoscience, Model Earth and PGN Geoscience working on numerous projects for clients that include Newmont, First Quantum Minerals, BHP, Newcrest Mining, Placer Dome, KCGM and many others. As Chief Geologist for First Au Limited (ASX: FAU), in early 2023 he discovered an entirely new economic Gold system in Eastern Victoria at the Haunted Stream Project in Eastern Victoria arising from his Generative Project Work. Further discoveries from 3D mapping and target generation resulted in the discovery and subsequent development of KCGM’s Hidden Secret UG Gold Mine in Kalgoorlie in 2016.  His ongoing Structural geological work and drill targeting has contributed significant value to several major Victorian gold explorers including Catalyst Metals and Kalamazoo Resources.  He is the Co-Founder and Economic Structural Geologist for Model Earth Pty Ltd, Executive Director of GeoAugment, an emerging cutting-edge technology industry service provider and Chief Geologist of First Au Limited (ASX: FAU).