Discovery Team

Dr. Madani Diallo
Exploration Manager, Director

  • Over 35 years of experience in mineral exploration
  • Responsible for multiple gold discoveries in West Africa
  • 7 years as Exploration Manager in Africa for BHP Minerals
  • Former General Manager of AngloGold Ashanti’s Malian operations

Dr. Sandy Archibald, PGeo
Technical Director

  • Over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa
  • Extensive research on precious metal-rich systems
  • Responsible for Compass’s “National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Sikasso Property, Southern Mali.” 
  • Ph.D. in Economic Geology from McGill University & PGeo designation from Professional Geoscientists Ontario

Samuel Tessougue, MSc
Chief Project Geologist

  • Over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration in Mali
  • 19 years in exploration with AngloGold Ashanti (Yatela, Sadiola), including Regional Exploration Manager in Mali

Kandioura Diaby, MSc
Senior Geologist (Administration and Logistics Manager)

  • 21 years experience of gold exploration in the Birimian system of West Africa
  • Has worked with Randgold Resources (Loulo), AngloGold Ashanti (Yatela), Resolute Mining (Syama/Golden Pride, Tanzania), Newcrest Mining (Bonikro, Ivory Coast)

Dr. Souleymane Sangare
Chief Geologist

  • Ph.D. from Moscow State Geological Prospecting Academy (1994)
  • Over 25 years of experience in exploration, project assessment and development
  • Has worked for Newmont Mining Corporation, BHP Billiton, Mantle Diamonds, Verona Capital, Forbes Manhattan, Mantle, Robex Resources Inc., Metalex Ventures Ltd

Mamadou Sangare, MSc
Senior Geologist (Drilling)

  • 18 years experience of gold exploration in the Birimian system of West Africa
  • Has worked with Randgold Resources (Loulo), Etruscan Resources/Resolute Mining (Syama), Avnel Gold (Kalana), African Gold Group (Kobada), Perseus Mining (Tengrela, Ivory Coast)