Consultant Geologist, Geological Consulting
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, Mexico and the Pacific. From 1985 to 1995 Doug formed an independent consulting company working mostly in southeast Asia. He was executive vice president of Ivanhoe Mines from 1996 to 2012 and a founding director of Ivanhoe Mines Australia. 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 VMS base metal mine in Jalisco, Mexico, three epithermal silver-gold mines in South Korea, the Seruyung gold mine in Kalimantan, the Monywa copper and Moditaung gold mines in Myanmar and the Swan and Merlin deposits in Cloncurry, Australia. He is now an independent consulting geologist working on projects in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Peru, South Korea and more recently the Kyrgyz Republic. Doug has an MSc in mineral exploration from James Cook University where he is currently an adjunct professor of geology. He was 2019 president of the Society of Economic Geologists and is passionate about student training and development.