Chief Geologist, Golden Predator
Mike Burke is a professional geologist with over 30 years’ experience. Mike joined Golden Predator in 2011 as Chief Geologist. Prior to joining Golden Predator, Mr. Burke was employed by the Yukon Geological Survey since 1990, most recently as the Head of Mineral Services which includes the Yukon Minfile database, placer geology, Yukon Mining Incentive Program and the H.S. Bostock Core Library. Mr. Burke was responsible for liaising with mining and exploration companies, visiting active exploration sites, authoring the annual Yukon Mining, Development and Exploration Overview and presenting information on Yukon to investment bankers, financial institutions and mining analysts in meetings and conferences around the world.
Mr. Burke has worked since 1983 in the mineral exploration and mining industry in British Columbia and Yukon. He was fortunate to be part of the exploration team which discovered the Sa Dena Hes lead-zinc mine and the Ketza River Gold Mine in Yukon. Mike worked at the Ketza River Gold Mine from exploration through mine development, production and closure as the Mine Geologist before joining the Yukon Geological Survey in 1990. Mr. Burke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists. He is the President of the Yukon Chamber of Mines, a member of the Yukon College Board of Governors, the Governing Council for the Yukon College Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining and a past director for the Association for Mineral Exploration BC.