Danae Voormeij

Danae Voormeij

BSc (hon), MSc, PGeo

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Gold Exploration in Tropical Landscapes

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Danae A. Voormeij is a Vancouver-based exploration geologist, with a BSc (honours) in Earth Sciences from Simon Fraser University and an MSc from the University of Victoria. She has been a member of the Geological Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining since 2001, a registered Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia since 2007, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists since 2013.

Upon graduating University, she was offered a gold exploration geologist position in Suriname, mainly because of her Dutch language skills. She had to learn on the job about tropical weathering processes. Her work involved local people management as much as recognizing the different horizons of the regolith for sampling. Her focus began to develop in gold and lateritic environments.

By working for junior mineral exploration companies she gained large responsibilities fast. Soon she was forming field teams, generating gold prospects, and drill testing them in such frontier countries as Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Namibia. Persistence paid off and in 2011 she successfully led Hummingbird's exploration team to the discovery of Tuzon; a 2 million ounce inferred gold resource in Liberia, West Africa.

Ms. Voormeij is the principal consultant of Mynah Exploration Inc., so named for the bright mynah bird common to the tropics.