Honza Catchpole is an exploration geologist with 15 years of experience working in Mexico, USA, Canada, Andean South America and Europe. Honza Catchpole received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research focused on the relationship of zoned epithermal silver and base metal mineralization to porphyry-type mineral deposits at Morococha, central Peru. He has extensive experience in mineral exploration with porphyry Cu, skarn (Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu), epithermal precious (Au-Ag) and base metal (Ag-Zn-Pb-Cu) deposits. In former roles he worked for Teck Resources Limited, Sumitomo Metal Mining Canada and Vale Exploration Canada in project generation, exploration and project evaluation of precious metal and porphyry Cu projects.
Prior to joining GR Silver Mining, he was managing Teck Resources’ epithermal Au-Ag and porphyry Cu generative and drill programs in northern Mexico and managing exploration and geoscience activities at the advanced-stage San Nicolas VHMS project in Zacatecas, Mexico.
He is fluent in German, Spanish and French, and is registered as a Professional Geologist (P. Geo) in British Columbia, Canada.