Patrick McAndless Geologist
With over 40 years of experience as a geoscientist, and 26 years as the VP of Exploration for
Imperial Metals Corporation in Vancouver, BC, Patrick has been engaged in base and precious metal
exploration in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America and Africa. He has successfully
managed large-scale exploration projects in search of porphyry copper, volcanogenic massive sulphide and
epithermal gold deposits. Patrick was instrumental in the discovery of a high-grade gold deposit at Imperial's
Sterling project in Nevada, and the high-grade copper deposit at Imperial's Mount Polley property in British Columbia.
Since leaving Imperial in 2014, Patrick has combined his passions for exploration and education, you can check out his
Patrick's carreer highlights include
Over 44 years in the mining industry primarily exploring for base and precious metal deposits worldwide.
Managed large-scale exploration projects for senior and junior mining companies focusing on porphyry copper,
volcanogenic massive sulphide, epithermal gold, uranium and diamond deposits.
Part of the Imperial Metal’s team that discovered the copper-gold Northeast zone in British
Columbia and the high-grade gold 144 zone in Nevada.
Recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia 2006 C.J.
Westerman Memorial Award for significant contributions to professional geoscience and outstanding community service,
the British Columbia & Yukon Chamber of Mines 2005 H.H. "Spud" Huestis Award for Excellence in Prospecting and Mineral Exploration,
and the 2003 Northern BC Business & Industry Award for Northern BC Prospector of the Year.
Director of a number of junior mining companies. - Guest lecturer at over 100 universities and colleges across Canada,
US and Europe providing a set of practical tools to assist geoscience and engineering students with their career development.