Duncan Large
Economic Geologist - Exploration & Mining

Curriculum Vitae


Name: Duncan Eyre LARGE
Date of Birth: 17th August 1948
Nationality: British
Address: Paracelsus Str. 40
38116 Braunschweig

Office Tel.:+49 531 251 20 36
Fax:+49 531 251 20 37
Mobile:+49 171 692 7633
Private Tel.:+49 531 51 22 24

Academic Record

1967 - 1971 Oxford University (St. Catherines College), Department of Geology and Mineralogy. B.A. (Hons) in geology (Upper II Class)

1975 - 76 Imperial College of Science and Technology, Royal School of Mines, Dept. of Mining Geology.
      M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration
      D.I.C. (Diploma of Imperial College)

1980 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology
Dr. rer. nat. (thesis "On the geology, geochemistry and genesis of the Tom Pb-Zn-Barite deposit, Yukon Territory, Canada" - classed as Good)

Professional Record

2004 - June 2006 Exploration Manager/Consulting Geologist Europe, Eurasian Minerals Inc, Vancouver, Canada, with responsibility for managing all aspects of mineral exploration programmes, identifying exploration opportunities, establishing local offices, in SE Europe.

2001 - 2003 Chief Geologist/Consulting Geologist, Directorate of Mines and Minerals, Prishtinë, Kosovo, with responsibility for developing and implementing licensing procedures, advising on mining law, compiling geological information for government, promoting the mining industry to potential investors.

Since 1982 Independent Consulting Geologist (list of selected projects attached) specialising in:
  • Consultant geologist to the UNMIK administration, Kosovo, advising on establishment of Geological Survey, development of policy for new Mining Law, and professional advice as required.
  • evaluation of advanced exploration and mining projects (due diligence) for lending banks and investors (Tenke Fungurume, Congo; Lisheen, Ireland; Mae Sod, Thailand)
  • Minerals consultant to British Geological Survey/Department of Trade and Industry for the Mineral Reconnaissance Programme (1990s)
  • evaluation of mineral exploration projects, specializing in stratiform and stratabound Cu-Pb-Zn-Ba and precious metal deposits (Germany, France, U.K., Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Canada, U.S.A., Yemen, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Cuba, Mauritania, Guinea, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania, DR Congo, Argentina, Mexico, Peru)
  • management of precious and base-metal mineral exploration projects (Western and Central Europe, Africa), including diamond drilling, data compilation, regional geochemical surveys, geological mapping, supervising geophysical surveys
  • detailed field geological mapping, sampling and core logging projects (Burma, Canada, Germany, Sweden)
  • regional metallogenetic studies, sedimentary basin analysis, detailed field studies (3 year project in Canada, Germany, western Europe, Scandinavia, SE Asia)
  • detailed petrographic studies on uraniferous granites and nickeliferous serpentinites (thin-section material from Cameroon, Niger, Burma, Ocean Drilling Program)
  • presentation of seminars and workshops on the geology and genesis of stratabound and stratiform mineralization (UNESCO, UNDP, Cominco, Exxon, RTZ, BHP, Billiton)
1994 - 1999 (part time) Project Coordinator and Geologist, Metronix Meßgeräte und Elektronik GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Coordinator of the Brite-Euram CSEMM (Magnetotellurics) Project
  • Coordinator of the Technology Transfer and Validation Project ENVIRO-MT
1981 Senior Geologist, Rio Holdings Exploration GmbH., Hannover, Germany.
Responsibility for and management of the exploration of Rhenisch Schiefergebirge. Supervision of geological mapping, geochemical sampling and diamond drilling of several prospects. Supervision of exploration geologists and field technicians.

1976 - 1980 Research Geologist, Institute for Geology, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.
Development of geological model for the exploration of sediment-hosted massive sulphide (SEDEX) mineralization. Detailed field work in McArthur River area (Australia - in cooperation with BMR), Selwyn Basin (Canada) and Germany. Visits to mines and properties in USA, France, Spain, Canada and Ireland. Published in several papers (see publication list)
  • May-June 1979 - Advisor to German Geological Mission to Upper Volta (Bourkino Faso).
1971 - 1975 Exploration Geologist, Rio Tinto Finance and Exploration Ltd.
  • Mineral Exploration duties in UK and Norway
  • 1971-1975, seconded to Rio Tinto Bethlehem Indonesia, Jakarta - exploration for porphyry-Cu (Sumatra, Sulawesi, Molluccas), epithermal and placer gold (undertook the first geological visit to the "Kelian" gold deposit, Kalimantan), coal (Sumatra, Kalimantan).
1967 - 1971 Various student assignments
  • Australia (1968 - 1 year as a field assistant for CRA Exploration, W.A. and N. Territory)
  • Norway (Sulitjelma Mine)

Other Professional Commitments

Member of Council of the Society of Economic Geologists, Denver, USA (2003 2005)
Past member of the Editorial Board of Economic Geology, USA
Co-Leader of the SEG Field Workshop Geology of SEDEX Zinc-Lead Mineralisation; Rosh Pinah, Namibia, 2002

Invited external examiner of Ph.D. theses:
        University of Toulouse (France) (1989)
        University of Oslo (Norway) (1992)


Fluent English and German, minor French

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, London - Corporate Member, Chartered Engineer.
  • Society of Economic Geologists, U.S.A. - Member
  • Geological Society, London - Fellow
  • Federation of European Geologists Eur. Geol.