Woy Woy Bay, NSW, Australia
Aaron is the Principal Geologist – International Mining Group for Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas (OSSA) based in Sydney, Australia and works directly for the OSSA manufacturing facility headquartered in Boston, MA, USA. He is also an embedded researcher & project manager at the Deep Exploration Technologies – Commonwealth Research Cooperative (DET CRC) based in Adelaide, Australia & co-inventor of the recently commercialized Lab-At-Rig® product. Aaron has been working with Olympus since 2008 and has become an Industry specialist in the application of field portable x-ray fluorescence (pXRF) & x-ray diffraction (pXRD) for mineral exploration, mining, mineral processing & environmental applications. He is currently focused on the research & development of real-time mineral analysis technologies, including the adaption of systems used by NASA on the Mars Curiosity Rover for terrestrial mineral analysis.

Professionally, Aaron is a qualified Geologist with over 20 years’ experience, spanning analytical products, consulting, mining operations & mineral exploration. He is a graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines - Kalgoorlie and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Exploration & Mining Geology, with 1st Class Honours. Prior to joining Olympus, Aaron spent time with Barrick Gold, Outokumpu, Mincor Resources, Straits Resources and Breakaway Resources working in a variety of management and operational roles, throughout Australia & Canada in various gold, nickel and copper deposits. Aaron is also a Member of the AusIMM, AIG, SEG, AAG, GSA & WASMGA.

Aaron is also a qualified snowboard instructor and when not working, you can find him hitting up the slopes in the USA, Canada & Australia, as well as wake boarding, fishing & kayaking with his family in the summer time.

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