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. In May 1984 his professional career began in Canada where he was involved in the mining and exploration for gold, uranium and base metals, for a number of companies including Hemlo Gold, Agnico-Eagle, Canamax and Cyprus Amax. From November 1997 to June 2000 he was Geology and Project Manager for Cyprus Amax’ Kansanshi pre-feasibility project, now Zambia’s largest producing copper mine. From August 2000 to October 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 in Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Namibia, China, United States, Canada and Poland. He was co-leader of the Kamoa discovery team that is the 2015 recipient of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) prestigious Thayer Lindsley Award. This award, honouring the memory of one of Canada’s greatest mine finders, recognizes an individual or a team of explorationists credited with a recent significant mineral discovery.
Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines he was Exploration Manager, Sediment-Hosted Copper Deposits for Phelps Dodge Exploration Corp./Freeport Exploration from December 2006 to October 2007, focusing on projects in the DRC (Tenke-Fungurume), Zambia, Canada, United States and Peru.
Dr. Broughton is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He also is a member of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits and the Geological Society of South Africa.
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.