Magma’s in-country technical team adds significant weight to furthering understanding of the potential of the Company’s project portfolio, with a significant exploration track record in Fiji. Magma is pleased to have secured the services of highly experienced geologists, which will assist to bolster the Company’s growth strategy and build the value of the Company’s assets and subsequently value for shareholders.
MR ALLEN JAY (Consulting Geologist)
Mr Allen Jay has vast experience as a geologist and analytical chemist, working in Australia, Fiji, the Philippines and Indonesia in the mining industry in roles ranging from regional exploration to project management. For five years, Allen led the exploration team in the evaluation of Fiji’s Namosi porphyry copper deposits. These are located on tenements now owned by Newcrest that are adjacent to Dome’s Central Viti Levu Project.
Allen has been a Geologist / Geochemist for the last 40 years and is a member of AusIMM. Previously Allen worked as an Exploration Manager for Philippines Manager Projects (Placer Dome Asia Pacific), overseeing project work in the Philippines, Indonesia, NSW and WA.
He holds a Bachelor of Earth Science (Geology) from Macquarie University and a Chemistry Certificate – Inorganic Analytical Chemistry from the Newcastle Technical College, Newcastle.
MR SULIANA NIUROU (Country Manager – Fiji)
Mr Suliana Niurou is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the Fijian mining and exploration sector. Suliana has extensive experience working on large scale gold exploration projects in Fiji, initially working for 10 years at the Vatukoula Mine (formerly the Emperor Gold Mine), Fiji’s largest operating gold mine. Suliana was also the former Senior Economic/Resource Geologist with the Mineral Resources Department in Fiji, a position he held for 8 years.
Since 1994, Suliana has worked as a geological consultant assisting a range of major companies with their operational activities in Fiji.
Suliana holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.