Tribeca Resources is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and
development of copper properties in the IOCG Belt of the Coastal Cordillera in Chile and Peru

Technical know-how

We have a strong IOCG focussed exploration track-record

South American experience

Our team worked across 6 Latam geographies

 Industry Expertise

We learned our trade at major copper producers

Our Team

Paul Gow, Excutive Director

Paul has over 25 years experience in the mineral exploration and project evaluation sector, initially as an exploration geologist, but later with a focus on the feasibility study and permitting phases. Prior to co-founding Tribeca Resources, Paul worked in various roles at Glencore (originally Xstrata).

He has particular expertise with iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) deposits, having led exploration and development programs in most of the world’s major IOCG provinces. These include the Gawler Craton, the Carajás district, and the Mount Isa-Cloncurry Belt. He has also worked with porphyry copper-gold projects in Papua New Guinea and Chile.

His early experience was in Australia, and included roles in the research and consultancy sectors, as well as management of significant grassroots and brownfields exploration programs in the Gawler Craton and Mount Isa terranes.

From 2007, Paul worked for four years in Brazil, managing Glencore’s one million hectare copper exploration portfolio, with notable exploration success and consequent sale of the project portfolio to various parties.

Most recently, he spent 2 years as General Manager of the company’s Frieda River Project, a large porphyry copper-gold feasibility-stage project in Papua New Guinea, taking the project through the study process to the ultimate sale of the project in 2013.

Paul is currently a Director of Gow Mineral Consultants, offering geological consulting, primarily to private equity funds investing in the metals and mining space, with a focus on base and precious metals projects.

Paul has a B.Sc. (Hons I) from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Monash University.  He speaks English and Portuguese.

Thomas Schmidt, Executive Director

Thomas is an M&A and Finance professional with 20 years experience, 17 of which have been in the mining sector.  Formerly with Glencore (originally Xstrata), J.P. Morgan and Barclays, he has extensive experience executing copper and gold transactions across Latin America, having spent five years in Glencore’s copper business in Santiago de Chile.

Prior to co-founding Tribeca Resources, Thomas worked with Barclays’ $3.4 billion natural resources private equity fund, BNRI (now GNRI), managing new and existing mining investments.

Previously, Thomas was Business Development Manager at Glencore in Santiago de Chile, responsible for sourcing and executing copper and gold M&A transactions across six Latin American countries.  Later, as a General Manager, he was responsible for the financial aspects of the company’s holdings in major Chilean and Peruvian copper joint ventures Collahuasi and Antamina. 

Prior to joining the copper business following the C$18 billion acquisition of Falconbridge in 2007, he spent 18 months in the coal business in Sydney where, as Business Development Manager, he worked on six acquisitions and one divestment. 

Thomas joined Xstrata (now Glencore) in 2003 as a Manager in the corporate M&A team in London where he was involved in the analysis of major transactions and supported the group’s investor relations activities.

Thomas started his career with J.P. Morgan, working three years as an Analyst and later an Associate in the Investment Bank in London.  Thomas has a BSc (Hons) in International Business from the University of Warwick.  He is fluent in Spanish, German and Danish and conversational in Portuguese and French.