Paul Askins is a geologist who has held senior management positions with major exploration and mining companies, and has over 40 years’ experience in mineral exploration for a broad range of commodities in Australia and overseas.



Paul is an ore finder, and is proud to have been Western Australian Exploration Manager for Billiton (Shell Metals) when his team discovered the multi-mineral ounce Sunrise Dam gold deposit. He holds an MSc in mineral exploration and has previously been accredited with a Chartered Professional (Geology) from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


Paul has done many deals with many companies over the last 20 years. Some of the great properties have included

  • Sold to Minemakers Ltd:- several tin and tungsten projects in Tasmania including the historical mines at Aberfoyle, Storeys Ck, Anchor, and Royal George,
  • Sold to Boadicea Resources Ltd:- the Western Australian Symons Hill project, right next door to the major Nova nickel deposit held by Independence Group NL.

Lately I have been trying my hand at painting, and have even had the fortune with my GUNGEO portrait to get into the 40 finalists of 720 entries in the Lester Prize for Portraiture at the Art Gallery of WA for 2022.