Alan Wainwright

Research Associate

ESB 5101
(604) 822-5503

Research lead for the Western Tethyan Metallogeny Project (Phase 2), focused on building a foundational magmatic architecture for the Balkans, Turkey and Caucasus, in a mineral exploration context. The project is sponsored by 8 major/mid-tier mining companies, and the WT2 team is delivering pre-competitive geoscience to support base metal and gold exploration in the belt. This includes new geological maps and magmatic/metallogenic frameworks which are contributing to evaluation of prospectivity at regional to district scales.

Economic geologist with mineral exploration and research experience in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, focused on base metals and gold.  Expertise includes copper/gold exploration, regional metallogeny and volcanic arc geology.


  • MDRU (Research Associate; 2016-Present)
  • Venture One Capital Corp. (Chief Geologist; 2012-2016)
  • Kaminak Gold Corp. (District Geologist; 2010-2012)
  • Consultant (2003-2009)
  • Falconbridge Ltd. (2001-2002)
  • Rio Algom Exploration Inc. (1999-2001)


  • PhD Geology (UBC; 2008)
  • MSc Geology (University of Toronto; 2003)
  • BSc Geology (McGill University; 2000)
  • PGeo (EGBC)
  • Fellow - Society of Economic Geologists (FSEG)