Chris Welton

Chris is an exploration geologist with over 25 years in the exploration and mining industry. Chris has worked all over the World in roles ranging from grassroots geochemical sampling, drill out and supervision of advanced projects including drilling the discovery hole at the Copler gold deposit in Turkey, and various management and commercial roles establishing Rio Tinto exploration in its copper exploration programme in Kazakhstan. Chris also led the Chinalco: Rio Tinto Exploration Joint Venture based in Beijing.

Chris is currently the Exploration Director for Rio Tinto Exploration’s Americas region and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah; where he lives with his wife and 14 year old son.