President, Brazil Operations
M.Sc (Mineralogy & Petrology), PhD (Mineralogy & Petrology), AusIMM,CREAM.Sc (Mineralogy & Petrology), PhD (Mineralogy & Petrology), AusIMM,CREA
Dr Petersen is a Brazilian national with over 20 years' experience in the Brazilian resources industry. Dr Petersen has spent the last eight years in management roles at ASX listed, Brazilian focused companies where he was responsible for project generation and exploration. This includes six years as Chief Geologist at Centaurus Resources (now Centaurus Metals) where he was one of the co-founders.
Prior to this time, Dr Petersen worked with Vale's exploration division on gold targets in Brazil's Iron Quadrangle and later completed his PhD on Anglo Gold Ashanti’s Serra Grande mine in Goiás State, Brazil. In 2003 he moved to Australia to work with the University of Western Australia on the gold mineralisation of complex hydrothermal systems in the Western Australia’s goldfields.
As a Brazilian geologist Dr Petersen has developed an extensive commercial network in Brazil ranging from drilling companies and laboratories to project vendors.