Mesut Soylu

Chief Geologist
BSc (Geol Eng.), MSc, PhD (Geol.)

Dr. Soylu's 25 years of experience has been directed towards base and precious metals exploration in southeastern Europe, Caucasus and Turkey. He worked for Rio Tinto from 1990 through 1996, initially in Turkey exploring for VMS, epithermal, and porphyry deposits, and subsequently as Technical Manager for the Company's program in Bulgaria.

From 1996 through 2000, he worked as a consultant specializing in porphyry and epithermal deposits of the Tethyan Metallogenic Belt, with clients that included companies such as INCO, Mount Isa Mines, and BHP. Dr. Soylu joined BHP Billiton in 2000, and managed that company's porphyry copper exploration programs in Turkey. He joined Eurasian Minerals Inc. in 2003 and established base and precious mineral exploration in Turkey and surrounding countries. Later he joined Asia Minor Mining in 2013 as companies Chief Geologist. He has been serving as a consultant since 2014.