Over 30 years’ experience in geothermal and mining research and exploration. Worked for MTA (Mineral Research and Exploration Institute) in mining and geothermal research projects. He was the president of Earth Crust Project of Turkey by using MT, gravity and seismological methods.
He studied at the Cumhuriyet University as lecturer and academician between 2000-2009.
He especially experienced in electric and electromagnetic methods of geophysics. Article which he collobrated was selected one of the most important new technique as approaching a new millennium by A. Khan in Mining Journal, v. 330, February 1998.
İLHAN POYRAZ / Principal Geologist
Ilhan has 23 years’ experience in the mining industry as Geologist, Project Manager, General Manager, and Vice President positions.
His vast experience covers precious/base metal exploration, gold plant operation, heap leach and tank leach plant design, engineering, feasibility, due dilligance, company management, permitting management in Turkey, Africa, East Europe, and Asia.
He managed all discovery, feasibility and engineering period of Turkey-Erzincan-Çöpler Gold Mine (~8,5 Moz Heap Leach) and Sudan-Abu Sara Gold Mine (~1 Moz Gravity&Tank Leach).
This period also includes World Bank class bankable feasibility, company management, vendors relation, EPCM contractor management, and all community and press relations according the IFC regulation as a top executive.