Stewart D. Redwood, BSc (Hons), PhD, FIMMM, FGS, FSA (Scot) is an independent geological consultant specializing in minerals exploration and project evaluation. Dr. Redwood has more than 30 years’ experience in minerals exploration including over 20 years in Latin America. He has visited over 60 countries and has crossed both polar circles. He is from Scotland and is resident in Panama.
Dr. Redwood has a degree in geology from Glasgow University (1982) and obtained his Ph.D. from Aberdeen University (1986) for his work on the gold and silver deposits of Bolivia. He then worked for the British Geological Survey in regional mapping and mineral exploration in Scotland (1986 – 1989). From 1989 to 1994 he was the Director of Exploration for Mintec S.A., the largest mining consulting company in Bolivia. In 1994 he joined Inmet Mining Corporation (previously called Minnova Inc. and Metall Mining Corp.) as a Project Geologist than a Senior Geologist in South and Central America. This included secondment to the feasibility study team for the Antamina copper and zinc project in Peru. In Antamina he supervised the reserve drilling program that increased mineable reserves fourfold to 500 million tonnes grading 1.2% copper and 1.0% zinc. Antamina began commercial production in 2001. His last position with Inmet was General Manager Peru. In 2000 Dr. Redwood was with AngloGold Ltd. (now AngloGold Ashanti) as Chief Geologist for South America, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He supervised mine site exploration at Cerro Vanguardia in Argentina; Morro Velho, Cuiaba and Crixas in Brazil; generative programs in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia; and project reviews in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Dominican Republic and Nevada.
Since 2000 Dr. Redwood has worked independently as a consultant geologist and business developer. He has set up several private companies including Exploration & Discovery Latin America (Panama) Inc. (E&D) to carry out exploration for gold, copper, silver and zinc in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Central America and Peru. He has participated in listing and financing several companies on stock exchanges including GoldQuest Mining Corp. on TSX-V of which he was the first President & CEO, and Colombia Goldfields Ltd (Vice President Exploration). He has carried out geological assignments in this period in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guyana, Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Turkey and Ethiopia.
Dr. Redwood is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), a Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FGS), a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, and a Member of the Geological Society of America. He has published over 100technical papers, articles and maps about geology, history and other subjects.
The FIMMM is recognized as a Qualifying Person under Canadian NI 43-101 rules.
Nationality: British, resident in Panama.
Languages: English, Spanish, some Portuguese and French.
1978 to 1982: BSc (Hons) 1st class in Geology, Glasgow University, Scotland.
1982 to 1986: PhD in Geology, Aberdeen University, Scotland. Thesis on Epithermal Gold and Polymetallic Deposits of the Northern Altiplano, Bolivia. Sponsored by NERC (Natural Environmental Research Council) of UK and Anschutz Mining Corp, USA (Churquini Enterprises Inc., Bolivia).
2005 to Present: Independent Geological Consultant. Assignments for exploration and mining of gold, copper and other metals in Panama, Colombia, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Arizona, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Ethiopia.
2006 to 2007: Colombia Goldfields Ltd., Toronto. Vice President of Exploration. Development of the Marmato gold project, Colombia (15 Moz gold resource).
2004 to 2005. GoldQuest Mining Corp., Toronto, Canada. Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director. Listed the company on Toronto Stock Exchange TSX-V. Gold exploration in Dominican Republic. Discovery of La Escandalosa Au-Ag-Cu and Las Animas Au-Ag-Cu-Zn deposits.
2002 to 2005. Minmet plc, Dublin, Ireland, Chief Geologist. Gold and zinc exploration and mining Brazil, Sweden (Björkdal Mine), Spain.
2001 to 2004. Exploration & Discovery Latin America (Panama) Inc (“E&D”), Panama. Founder, Director, Secretary and Chief Operational Officer. Gold and copper exploration in Dominican Republic, Honduras and Central America, silver-zinc exploration in Peru. Listed on TSX-V as GoldQuest Mining Corp in 2004.
2000. AngloGold South America Ltd (now AngloGold Ashanti). Chief Geologist for South America, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Supervised mine-site gold exploration at Cerro Vanguardia, Argentina; Morro Velho, Cuiaba and Crixas in Brazil; generative gold exploration programs in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia; and project review in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Dominican Republic and Nevada.
1994 to 1999. Inmet Mining Corporation (previously Minnova Inc. and Metall Mining Corporation). Exploration for gold, copper and zinc in South and Central America. 1994 to 1995 Project Geologist in Panama and South America. 1995 to 1996 Senior Geologist for South America. 1996 to 1997 seconded to Compania Minera Antamina S.A., Peru (Inmet 50%), as Chief Geologist and on-site project manager for the feasibility study of the US$2.5 billion Antamina copper-zinc project. 1997 to 1998 Chief geologist, Peru. 1998 to 1999 General Manager Peru.
1989 to 1994. Mintec S.A. (Mineria Tecnica Consultores Asociados), La Paz, Bolivia. Director of Exploration. Consulting group for gold, silver, zinc and tin exploration and mining in Bolivia. The company is now called Andean Silver Corporation and is a subsidiary of Apex Silver Corporation. Recommended the San Cristobal deposit where Mintec/Apex discovered 229 Mt grading 1.6% zinc and 63 g/t silver, now the biggest mine in Bolivia.
1986 to 1989. British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, Scotland. Higher Scientific Officer. Regional mapping survey and gold and platinum exploration in Scotland.
1985 to 1986. Geoscience Services Ltd. and Woodward-Clyde Oceaneering Ltd., Scotland. Marine Geologist and Organic Geochemist in offshore oil exploration surveys on ship-board cruises in the Atlantic Ocean (Ireland) and the Norwegian and Barents Seas (Norway).
1981: The Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd., Australia. Gold Exploration Geologist in Victoria, Australia.
Fellow, Institution of Materials, Minerals and Metallurgy, UK (FIMMM).
Fellow, Geological Society of London (FGS).
Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists.
Member, Geological Society of America.
Over 100 scientific papers, articles and maps published about geology, history and other topics.