We’re pleased to introduce our new Explorer’s League honoree, Dr. Sergey Kurzin!
A Russian-born nuclear power research engineer, Dr. Kurzin has played a key role in acquiring and developing several important mining assets in the former Soviet Union. As you’ll read, he’s a man of impeccable character and hard work. And his fascinating story of how he corresponded with his wife in England is stuff from spy novels. With his beautiful Russian accent and a fierce resolve, we think you’ll appreciate why Sergey belongs with the elite of the Explorers’ League. Please help us welcome Dr. Kurzin…
Explorers’ League Editor Jeff Clark: Welcome to the Explorers’ League, Sergey! We’re honored to have you.Read More
We haven't interviewed Dr. Sergey Kurzin since his induction into the Explorers' League in October 2008. As you'll read, he's had his head down in Kazakhstan but is now ready to speak publicly about his company, Orsu Metals (T.OSU), a gold-copper exploration and development company operating in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Sergey is one of the most knowledgeable people we know about the politics in that region, including Russia. Here are his latest thoughts on his company and copper…
EXPLORERS’ LEAGUE EDITOR JEFF CLARK: It’s been two years since we talked, Sergey. Tell us what you've been doing.
Dr. Sergey V. Kurzin, a Russian-born nuclear power research engineer who moved to the United Kingdom in 1990, has played a key role in acquiring and developing several important mining assets in the former Soviet Union. These include Julietta, a high-grade gold deposit in Magadan, Russia, with Bema Gold; Kupol, a high-grade epithermal gold deposit in Chukotka, Russia, also with Bema Gold; and the Varvarinskoye copper and gold skarn deposit in Kazakhstan with European Minerals Corporation. He also played a key role in establishing UrAsia Energy, a uranium producer with mining operations in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Dr. Kurzin’s mining positions have included founder and Executive Chairman of Oriel Resources; VP Corporate Development of Arian Resources (acquired by Bema); VP Corporate Development of European Minerals Corporation; consultant to Consolidated Puma Minerals (a PGM project in Kola Peninsula, Russia); consultant to Zincox (a zinc project in Kazakhstan); and consultant to Eurasia Mining (PGM projects in Russia).
He is currently Executive Chairman of London-based Orsu Metals Corporation (T.OSU, AIM.OSU) and Executive Chairman of Everfor Resources plc (AIM.EVE).