Dr. Devarajan Mylappally
Head of Exploration

Dr. Devarajan has nearly 32 years of experience in mineral exploration and mapping. He has strong roots in geological and structural mapping developed during his 17 year-long careers in the Geological Survey of India. Since moving into the private sector in 2006, he has developed expertise in various aspects of gold and base metals exploration from target generation to resource estimation. Recently he has executed over 25,000 m of resource drilling in the Jonnagiri gold project, Andhra Pradesh, India. The entire exploration program was planned and executed as per the international reporting standards and QAQC protocols (JORC).

The projects he has worked on in India include Jonnagiri Gold Project (AP), Malanjkhand Copper Project(MP), Attappady Gold Project(Kerala), and Gurahar Pahar Gold Project (MP). He has also worked in   Ipoh chemical grade limestone project (Malaysia). He has carried out extensive field studies on porphyry copper deposits in Iran. Devarajan’s expertise also includes the mapping of seismically active faults. He headed the site selection studies for the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Maharashtra.

Devarajan is empaneled by the Govt of India, Ministry of Mines (MOM) as a Consultant for exploration for precious metals and base metals under the National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET). He is regularly invited to deliver talks on Quality Control Practices in Exploration and for training Geologists of the Geological Survey of India.  He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).