President & CEO, Chakana Copper Corporation
David Kelley is an economic geologist and exploration geochemist with more than 25 years of international exploration experience throughout the Americas, Central Asia and Australasia. Most recently David was responsible for developing the exploration program at Las Bambas for MMG as the General Manager Exploration – Americas. Prior to this he worked for Oz Minerals, Zinifex, Newmont, Western Mining, BHP, Westmont Mining, and Gold Standard.
He was directly involved in the discovery of the Zuun Mod Mo-Cu deposit in Mongolia, the Wayamaga Au deposit in French Guiana, and the High Lake East VHMS deposit in Nunavut. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in geology from Colorado State University in 1985 and an M.Sc. degree in geology/geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines in 1989. He is a past President of both the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation and the Association of Applied Geochemists.