Dr. Mesut Soylu
Exploration Manager Balkans/North Africa/Central Asia
Dr. Soylu’s over 30 years of experience has been directed towards base and precious metals exploration in south-eastern 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, Dr. Soylu 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. During this period, his teams discovered Sisorta, Akarca and several more mineral deposits. Later he joined Asia Minor Mining in 2013 as companies’ Head of Exploration. He served as an independent QP consultant between 2014 and 2018 and during this period he was involved in several company/project assessment studies in Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece and, Portugal. January 2018, he joined Alacer Gold Corporation as Chief Geologist and involved in discovery of Ardich gold deposit. After Alacer SSR Mining merger he continued as Chief Geologist role in 2020. He has been author of several NI 43-101 and JORC Code reports and company new releases.