GeoAqua Consultants Limited was incorporated in 2019 in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla, in the West Indies, the home of one of its principal consultants. Having lived in Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Australia and Canada, working in those countries and many others, GeoAqua's consultants draw on decades of practical, hands-on experience, and offer technical, strategic consulting and advisory services to the mineral exploration and water resource management sectors.
In the field of mineral exploration and resource evaluation, Dr. Alan Wilson is a well known, published expert in porphyry copper exploration and research. Additionally he has worked extensively in the exploration for and technical evaluation of sediment-hosted copper, iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG), intrusion-related gold-copper, orogenic copper, epithermal gold-silver, manto-style copper and porphyry tin-silver deposits from grassroots to pre-feasibility study stage. He also has broad experience in the area of negotiating and structuring many different types of commercial exploration agreements.
In the area of integrated water management Aveline Wilson is a graduate of the International Water Centre in Brisbane, Australia with a Master's degree in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland in collaboration with Griffith University, Monash University and the University of Western Australia. Her Masters research was a study of the water security of Anguilla, British West Indies, encompassing a situational review of the environment, economy and social situation, government and water governance and the water circumstances at the time. Stakeholder engagement and a participatory multi-criteria analysis was conducted to critically assess areas of concern, possible solutions and to rank solutions mitigating the issues raised as important to the community.
GeoAqua is currently advising clients in North America, South America and Australia.
Alan is an experienced economic geologist with significant track record in exploration for and evaluation of base and precious metal prospects and deposits globally. He has near three decades of exploration experience for base and precious metals throughout South and North America, Central and Southern Africa, Australasia and Europe with a demonstrated focus on practical field geology and due diligence for all stages of resource projects. In particular, Alan is a recognised world expert in the geology of and exploration for alkalic porphyry gold-copper deposits, based on his PhD research at Newcrest Mining's giant Cadia Valley cluster of porphyry deposits (>50Moz Au, >10Mt Cu) in New South Wales, Australia.
Prior to GeoAqua, Alan was the International Exploration Manager for Antofagasta plc (2010 to 2019) where he was responsible for the development and execution of Antofagasta’s global exploration program outside of Chile, including technical evaluation of opportunities, negotiation of commercial agreements, and ensuring safe and cost-effective evaluation of exploration targets. From 2006 to 2010, Alan was the Copper Commodity Leader for Anglo American plc, where he was tasked with ensuring technical excellence at all copper exploration projects globally and with oversight on copper exploration R&D projects and new initiatives.
Alan holds a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania, a MSc in Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester and BSc (1st Class Honours) in Geology from the University of Edinburgh. He was the 2018 International Exchange Lecturer for the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG, www.segweb.org), and is currently a Fellow of the SEG (FSEG) and a member of the SEG Council (2019-2021). Additionally Alan is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London (FSEG) through which he holds accreditation as Chartered Geologist, and also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Aveline is qualified water management specialist, having graduated with a MSc in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland in 2018. She also holds a MSc in Industrial Mineralogy from the University of Leicester and BSc (1st Class Honours) in Geology from the University of Hull. She is presently a Member of the American Water Resources Association, and is a volunteer with Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society and the Anguilla National Trust.
Prior to requalifying in the field of water management, Aveline worked for a number of mining companies in Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Australia in the areas of map and section production, geological and assay database development, construction, maintenance and amalgamation, government report preparation, sample assay quality control and geological mapping.