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“The Philippine Mining Luncheon”

(a Luncheon Forum & Networking Event)

At the Manila Polo Club Ballroom.

For your Diary, 2016 Proposed event dates. 12th Feb ” 15th April ” 10th June ” 5th August ” 7th October ” 25th Nov.

The Philippine Mining Club is proud to present for the November 25th luncheon.


About our Speaker:

Topic: “A Humorous View on Looking at ROCKS for 50 Years”

Doug Kirwin began his career as a geology vacation student in the late 1960’s. After graduating with a BSc (Geology) he worked in porphyry copper exploration in PNG, and epithermal gold, VHMS and porphyry exploration in Fiji with Anglo American.

In 1979 Doug joined a specialist exploration team formed by Jack Thompson with AMAX Inc.

From 1979 to 1986 the team carried out exploration in remote areas of Indonesia, Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Australia. During this period Doug was also seconded to AMAX’s latin american subsidiary, Rosario Resources, for 6 months to assist with the geological interpretation of the Cuale Ag base metal mines in Jalisco.

This resulted in what was probably the first recognition of VHMS deposits in Mexico (referenced in SEG Special Publication 8).

From 1986 to 1995 Doug ran his own contracting business – International Geological Services – and for 10 years worked on numerous assignments for major and junior companies throughout the Asian Pacific region. In 1995, following consulting assignments for Robert Friedland in the Philippines and Myanmar, Doug was invited to assist with amassing a package of properties for a new company – Indochina Goldfields Ltd.

In 2004 I was a co-reciprient of the Thayer Lindsly Medal in Canada the the best worldwide mineral discovery in 2003 (the Hugo Dumment Deposit in Mongolia) and I am currently an Associate Professor at James Cook University and an Honorary Professor at the Mongolian University of Science.

This led to the role of exploration manager with the new company, and to a period of extensive exploration and discovery. During his long and distinguished career as an exploration geologist, Doug Kirwin was not only involved in numerous discoveries, he also gathered an astounding collection of mineral and rock specimens from around the world.


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“The Philippine Mining Luncheon” is proudly affiliated with the globally-recognized Melbourne Mining Club and is a member of the Philippine Mining & Exploration Association.

Event Schedule :

Your networking starts 11.00, seated at noon, finished 2.30 approx.
Venue: The Manila Polo Club Ballroom.
Click here for location Map.
Registration: Starts 11.00 am
Ticket Cost: Php 1,650 pre paid before event date OR Php 2,000 at the door.
(Includes 3 course Lunch & drinks).

Bookings not cancelled 3 days before the event will be billed in full.