Our Team

Meet the team behind Metalzoic

Christine Lawley and Justin Gum are geologists with over 40 year’s combined experience in base metals, gold, platinum group metals, uranium and mineral sands exploration.
Christine Lawley

Christine Lawley, Exploration Geologist                                                                                                                                                              MSc, RPGeo (Mineral Exploration), MAIG, MAUSIMM in

A senior geologist with over 13 years’ experience in the mining and exploration industry. She has worked predominantly in exploration, but also has significant experience in development and production geology. She has a proven track record in the successful planning and implementation of numerous exploration field campaigns including; RC/Diamond/AC drilling, geophysical surveys, surface geochemistry and geological mapping. She has a comprehensive knowledge of an extensive range of mineral systems, developed through the completion of a Master of Science in ore deposit geology and through on ground experience exploring for a range of commodities.



Justin Gum, Principal Geologist                                                                                                                                                                                      PhD, MAIG, MGSA, MAAG in

A principal geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry. He has spent time working in both the public and private sectors, mainly in the Northern Territory and South Australia. He has focused on orogenic gold and magmatic sulphide mineralisation. In the early 1990’s, he lead the exploration team that discovered the world class Callie Gold Mine in the Tanami, Northern Territory. He completed a PhD on SEDEX mineralisation in the Kanmantoo Group of South Australia. Recently, as Exploration Manager, he contributed to the successful floating of Musgrave Minerals on the ASX (2011).