Dr. David Broughton
Senior Advisor, Exploration and Geology
Dr. David Broughton joined Ivanhoe Mines in January 2008 and has overseen Ivanhoe Mines' discovery of two major mineral deposits, Kamoa in the DRC and the Flatreef in South Africa.
Dr. Broughton is recognized as an expert in sediment-hosted copper deposits, and has been a key participant in several discoveries and successful development projects. His professional career began in 1984 in Canada, where he was involved in the mining and exploration for gold and base metals, primarily in the Abitibi greenstone belt. From 1997 to 2000 he was Geology and Project Manager for Cyprus Amax' Kansanshi pre-feasibility project, which became Zambia's largest producing copper mine. From 2000 to 2003 he was part of the AMIRA P544 research team focused on mineralization controls in the Zambian Copperbelt. Following this he worked as a consulting geologist specializing in stratiform copper deposits. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines he was Exploration Manager, Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits for Phelps Dodge Exploration Corp./Freeport Exploration.
While with Ivanhoe, David was co-leader of the Kamoa Discovery team that was the 2015 recipient of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) prestigious Thayer Lindsley Award for International Mineral Discovery, and co-recipient of AME BC's 2016 Colin Spence Award for Excellence in Mineral Exploration, for the discovery of the Flatreef deposit. He was recently awarded the Des Pretorius Memorial Award from the Geological Society of South Africa for lifetime achievement in economic geology.
Dr. Broughton received a BSc. (Hons) and a MSc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Geological Association of Canada, and the Geological Society of South Africa.