Petri Peltonen, CEO
PhD, AusIMM(CP), EurGeol, FSEG
mobile: +358 40 7590 198

Aurora Exploration team in Kazakhstan

Dr. Petri Peltonen (Ph.D., University of Turku / University of Toronto) has over 30 years of experience in geoscientific research, exploration and mining. After completing his Ph.D. on metallogeny and exploration methods of magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposits, Petri has worked on a variety of commodities and deposit types including volcanic-hosted massive sulfides (VMS), iron ore, Cu-porphyry deposits, technology metals, gold and diamonds. Most recently he was engaged as Exploration Manager Europe for First Quantum Minerals Ltd., being responsible for regional and near-mine exploration activities in Finland, Sweden, Turkey, and Spain.

Petri is an accreted Chartered Professional of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), European Geologist (EurGeol), Qualified Person (QP) and SEG Fellow. He also serves as Professor of Practice of Economic Geology at University of Helsinki.

Pekka A. Nurmi, Senior Adviser
mobile: +358 40 5045236

Dr. Pekka A. Nurmi (Ph.D., University of Helsinki) has over 35 years of experience in the minerals sector. He has been in different director and chief scientist positions at the Geological Survey of Finland, and as an Adjunct Professor in economic geology at the University of Helsinki. He is very well networked with the minerals industry and related public sector authorities in Finland. Pekka he has been involved in global promotion of Finland’s mineral opportunities for over 25 years, and in various mineral policy actions, including Finland’s mineral strategy, mining law and development of major science and innovation programs. Pekka’s experience include economic geology, mineral exploration, sustainable mining and mineral policy mainly in Finland and the Fennoscandian Shield.

Pekka also serves as a Chair of the Board of the Natural Resources Research Foundation of Finland.