Alan Rubio

Project Manager

Alan has over 20 years experience in engineering design and project management roles developing resource projects from concept stages through to operations. Alan has extensive experience assisting client teams to manage development programs and implement projects both in Australia and overseas. He has a strong background in project evaluation, strategic planning, project de-risking and in managing owner’s teams and third party consultants with specialty experience in the development of rare earths projects. Alan has previously worked for Northern Minerals, Greenland Minerals, Arafura Resources, Bateman Engineering, Worley Parsons and Hatch Associates.

Alan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree specializing in Mechanical Engineering.

Carsten Kraut

Principal Hydrogeologist

Carsten is a hydrogeologist with over 20 years experience in Australia, Asia and the Americas and has been involved with groundwater resource evaluation and development in the mining and construction industries. He has held Senior and Principal Hydrogeologist roles with a variety of Australian and major international companies including Golder Associates, Aquaterra, AECOM, and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and his experience has spanned project direction and management to technical lead on projects both large and small.

Carsten holds a B.App.Sc (Applied Geology) and Post Graduate Diploma (Hydrogeology) from Curtin University, and a M.Sc (Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management) from the University of Technology Sydney. He is a member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (MIAH) and International Mine Water Association (MIMWA).

Adrian Byers

Exploration Manager

Adrian has 13 years experience as a geologist with experience in both underground and open-pit mining across multiple deposit styles (gold, manganese, iron-ore, chromite, lithium) and scale (near-mine, production, exploration). He held a Senior Resource Geologist position with Consolidated Minerals and has was worked with a variety of Australian and International company's (Newmont, FMG, Mineral Resources, Consolidated Minerals).

Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Monash University and a Post Graduate Certificate (Geo-Statistics) from Edith Cowan University. He is a member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Shaun Triner

Shaun Triner

Process Engineer

Shaun Triner (BSc – Mineral Science) Shaun is a highly experienced technical professional with solid business acumen and a deep understanding of the success factors in business activities. He has experience in a variety of commodities including salt, gypsum, wood panels, iron ore, gold and water. The last twenty one years have been with Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt Limited in leadership roles covering process, operations, engineering and technical marketing.

With over thirty years in the mining industry covering operational, technical, compliance and customer support roles Shaun brings an ability to link all parts of the business in a way that maximises value.

Chris Shaw


Chris is a geologist with a career spanning 20 years both within Australia and internationally. Within his career Chris has worked for a variety of junior and major exploration and mining companies, and worked across a broad range of commodities including mineral sands, gold, iron, diamonds, base and rare metals.

Successful exploration efforts include mineral sand resource definition along Namibia’ Skeleton Coast, discovery of the Snapper mineral sand orebody in NSW, significant iron ore delineation in Namibia, and target generation that resulted in a 1.1Moz gold deposit in Burkina Faso.

Chris holds a B.Sc geology from the University of Canterbury, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geologists (AIG).


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