John Ryan, CEO & Director of Gold Express Mines: Why Despite Peaks and Troughs Mining is Always a Great Industry to Work in.

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Rob Tyson

In this episode, we chat to John Ryan, CEO & Director of Gold Express Mines, a multi-asset mineral resource company focused primarily on the acquisition, exploration, evaluation, and development of precious metal properties across the US. John is a mine engineer by background and also studied finance enabling him to start, develop and operate a handful of natural resource companies during his career.

We chat about his career and about many of the projects he has worked on with a handful becoming a success.


John has worked in the industry for decades. Filling a range of roles. He has been involved in most forms of mining. Gold Express is the result of the movements in gold created off the back of CoVid. John plans to be drilling for various minerals in Western Montana, this year. Mining is cycles of boom and bust. Part of the reason dusting off old properties works so well. Make full use of any historical data that exists. This is very inexpensive exploration. With any property, the first step is to look for flaws rather than discovering them after you have spent a lot of money. Having the right people in place at the right time is essential. Many in the industry are nearing retirement. There is not yet a new generation ready to step up, creating a skill gap. Electric vehicles and climate change pressures is likely to lead to soaring demand for copper, uranium, cobalt, and other minerals.


‘Good old cold calling can help you to reach the right person. ´

‘California is not called the golden state for nothing, it has produced 120-150 million ounces.’

‘People are making use of databases and satellite data more.’


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Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

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