About Resolution Minerals

Resolution Minerals (ASX: RML) is a resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious, battery and strategic metals such as gold, copper, cobalt, and uranium.

Resolution was founded by Chairman Duncan Chessell and includes an experienced team of geoscientists and skilled board members. The team has proven discovery success and expertise in corporate finance, business, and governance. This equips Resolution Minerals with the tools to meet the changing demands of the mining markets.

The Company was formed in 2017 to focus on the advanced Wollogorang Cobalt Project acquired from the Coolabah Group. It listed on the ASX as Northern Cobalt (ASX: N27) in late September 2017. Over the 2017-18 exploration season Resolution Minerals completed an extensive drilling program to update the known resource at the Stanton Cobalt Deposit to a JORC 2012 compliant resource of 1200 tonnes of contained cobalt.

Resolution Minerals also conducted several extensive aeromagnetic surveys, IP surveys, and undertook shallow RAB drill testing to define several high priority cobalt-copper targets at the Running Creek and Gregjo prospects with intersections of up to 4% copper. 

In October 2019, Resolution Minerals, entered into a binding term sheet with Millrock Resources Inc to acquire, via joint venture earn-in, up to 80% of the 64North Gold Project.

The project lies within the Tintina gold province, Alaska, which hosts more than 100Moz in gold, including the massive 45Moz Donlin Creek deposit. The 64North Project surrounds Northern Star’s Pogo Mine which has a total endowment of 11 million ounces of gold and is currently producing at a rate of 300,000 ounces per annum.

Over the course of 2020 the team conducted a large program of regional work and geophysical surveys to help rank the top 30 prospects across the project. This work has been followed up by drill programs to test high priority targets at West Pogo, East Pogo and Sunrise Prospect. The company is currently focused on following up the high-grade potential at East Pogo Prospect and the low grade ‘Fort Knox style’ mineralisation at the Sunrise and Tourmaline Ridge Prospects.

In late 2020 Resolution acquired the option to buy the Benmara Project from Strategic Energy Resources (ASX: SER) to grow its portfolio of battery and strategic metals in under explored parts of the Northern Territory. In September of 2021 RML commenced its maiden drilling program at the project. The program is focussed on drill testing 2 large targets identified by an extensive VTEM survey.

The company has also continued to have strong lines of communication above the normal ASX requirements such as webinars, video explainers and regular newsletters to "take the shareholders on the journey" with the company.




Chris McFadden
Managing Director

Chris McFadden is a lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in exploration and mining. He is currently the Chairman of NexGen Energy Limited (NexGen) and a Director of IsoEnergy Limited (ISO). Chris is the co-founder of each of NexGen, ISO and NxGold Limited (now Consolidated Uranium Limited). These companies are all listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and NexGen is also listed on the ASX and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). 

He was previously Manager, Business Development at Newcrest Mining Limited, and before that was Head of Commercial, Strategy and Corporate Development for Tigers Realm Coal Limited. Prior to his time with Tigers Realm, he was a Commercial General Manager at Rio Tinto Limited where he had a career of 12 years spanning legal and commercial roles.

Duncan Chessell
Non-Executive Chairman

Duncan Chessell is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in business and in oil, gas and mineral exploration. He is the founder of Resolution Minerals and project vendor (Coolabah Group) of the Wollogorang Project. He was and Executive Director through 2017-2018 and then Managing Director of RML from September 2019 to mid 2022 generating the Carrara Range and Benmara projects in the NT and acquiring the 64North Project in Alaska. He also secured two significant JV agreements with OZ Minerals (now BHP), $5m on the Wollogorang Project and $4m on the Benmara Project. He is currently CEO of Copper Search (ASX: CUS) and the non-executive Chairman of Resolution.

Dr Paul Kitto
Non-Executive Technical Director

Dr Paul Kitto has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry and an impressive track-record including numerous multi-million ounce gold discoveries in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea. He holds a PhD (geology) in structural and geochemical controls on mineralisation from the world renowned, Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences, at the University of Tasmania. Paul currently holds board positions on ASX Listed Tietto Minerals (TIE), Meteoric Resources (MEI) and Peako (PKO).

Geology Team


Ms Christine Lawley MSc, RPGeo (Mineral Exploration), MAIG, MAusIMM - Exploration Manager RML (Global) & COO Resolution Minerals Alaska

Christine has 17 yearsexperience in greenfields gold, base metals and mineral sands exploration & production, throughout Australia and Alaska. Christine brings a strong geochemical aspect and modern integrated geoscience approach into the team. She holds a Masters Degree in Ore Deposit Geology.


Dr David Rawlings - Consulting Geologist

Dr Rawlings has extensive Lithium expertise and served as the exploration manager for Core Lithium (ASX: CXO) for six years from 2016-2021 and drove much of the exploration success to which Core owes it’s success. Dr Rawlings has extensive sediment-hosted battery metals expertise and worked for uranium producer Cameco and Toro Energy as the exploration manager throughout a 30-year career in the industry.


Mr Kelvin Blundell BSc (Hons), DipEd, MAIG, MASEG - Consulting geophysicist

Kelvin was Sandfire’s consulting geophysicist for the significantDeGrussa Cu-Au massive-sulphide discovery. Kelvin has 20 years of experience working on projects in Australia, Canada and Africa and currently consults to a dozen companies from juniors up to Rio Tinto. His breadth of experience in mineral systems world-wide brings significant value to the team.



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