EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Dr Robert Spencer Taylor BSc (Mining Geology) PhD (Geology), ARSM, Member IMM
Rob Taylor is a hands-on explorationist whose key role is target generation and coordinating exploration. Rob comes from a large company background and brings with him a strong track record of discovery in gold, base metals and diamonds.
Rob was General Manager Exploration for Goldfields Limited (1997–2001), through its merger with Delta Gold NL in 2001 to form Australia’s largest domestic gold producer AurionGold Limited, and then General Manager Exploration for AurionGold in 2002 up to its highly publicised takeover by Placer Dome Asia Pacific Limited.
He was closely involved in consolidating the Kalgoorlie gold district which included the takeover of Gilt Edged Mining NL to acquire the Rubicon and Hornet deposits, the acquisition of Centaur Mining and Exploration Ltd and exploration assets including the Quarters operating mine, and the Goldfield’s discoveries at Aphrodite (0.9 million ounces gold) and Raleigh (1 million ounces grading 42.6g/t gold), as well as the Darwin Zone at the Henty Mine, Tasmania, adding 350,000 oz to the resource.
Prior to this, Rob spent 23 years in senior positions. He was directly involved with a number of discoveries including gold (Yellow Aster, California), copper-gold (Minas de Oro, Honduras), diamonds (Zimbabwe), and base metals (Maranda Zinc, South Africa). He brings this wealth of practical field and senior managerial experience to Aurora Minerals.