President, Realgold Resources Corp
Doug Kirwin is an Australian geologist with 48 years of international exploration experience. He commenced his career in Papua New Guinea with Anglo American in 1970 and later worked for AMAX in southeast Asia and the Pacific. From 1985 to 1995 Doug formed an independent consulting company. He was executive vice president of Ivanhoe Mines from 1996 to 2012. As a member of the of the joint discovery team for the giant Hugo Dummett copper-gold deposit in Mongolia, Mr. Kirwin was a co-recipient of the PDAC Thayer Lindsley medal awarded for the most significant global mineral discovery in 2004. Some of Mr. Kirwin’s exploration team’s discoveries and significant mineral resource expansions include a base metal mine in Jalisco, Mexico, three epithermal silver-gold mines in South Korea, the Seryung gold mine in Kalimantan, the Monywa copper and Moditaung gold mines in Myanmar and the Swan and Merlin deposits in Cloncurry, Australia. He is currently an independent consulting geologist working on projects in the Philippines, Peru, South Korea and the Kyrgyz Republic. Doug has an MSc in mineral exploration from James Cook University where he is currently an adjunct professor of geology. He is actively involved with the Society of Economic Geologists and is passionate about student training and development.