Buddy Doyle leads Amarillo Gold
Seven years in the malaria-infested rainforests of Papua New Guinea and six years in Canada’s Arctic led Buddy Doyle and his exploration teams at Rio Tinto (rio-n, rio-l) to the two biggest discoveries of his career: the 30-million-oz. Minifie gold deposits at Lihir and the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. But after two decades at a major the geologist from Brisbane, Australia, decided it was time to strike out on his own. He made the jump into the juniors in 2004 and today heads Amarillo Gold (agc-v), a company with ground in Brazil.
“It was a good 23 years and I must admit leaving it was one of the scariest decisions I have ever made,” Doyle reflects in an interview.