About Lode Resources

Lode Resources Ltd

Lode Resources is an Australian exploration company with multiple base and precious metals projects in the highly prospective New England Fold Belt in New South Wales, including three advanced gold silver and copper projects.



Highly prospective but under explored. Current in situ resource value is estimated to be just 2% of the entire state due a lack of exploration


Andrew Van Heyst

Executive Chair

With more than 30 years’ experience in Institutional Equities and Advisory Has worked at Merrill Lynch in New York as Head of Australian Sales and for ABN AMRO as Head of Australian Sales and Head of Americas Client Account Management for Global Equity product In 2005 Andrew moved back to Australia joining Shaw and Partners as a Corporate Advisor focussing on Small Cap resources and was recently Executive Director at Bridge Street Capital Partners.

Ted Leschke

Managing Director

With more than 30 years’ experience in resources industry including MD of ASX listed Equus Mining from start up to project development covering areas such as project identification, acquisition and generation, geological mapping, exploration drilling, local community and government liaison, financial management, strategy, fund raisings, ASX listing and statutory reporting Previously worked as a resources analyst in stockbroking/funds management as well as a geologist in the mining industry.

Keith Mayes

Non-Executive Director

With more than 30 years’ experience in the resources sector in exploration, business development, operational and financial roles with major mining companies including North Ltd, Newmont, Rio Tinto and Oxiana in Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa Keith is currently GM of RDG subsidiary Australian Garnet and formerly COO at ASX listed KGL Resources that is undertaking exploration and development of the large Jervois copper/silver/gold project in central Australia and COO at Altura Mining Ltd where he discovered the world class Pilgangoora lithium deposit.

Jason Beckton

Non-Executive Director

With more than 25 years of geological corporate experience in Australia, North and South America and China was Project Manager for Bolnisi Gold NL’s Palmarejo silver/gold project in Mexico where he managed a program defining 3 moz AuEq Managed the discovery of Exeter Resource Corp’s 30 moz AuEq Caspiche Porphyry prospect in the Maricunga Gold Copper Belt of Chile Previously MD of ASX listed Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources exploring the Mt Isa, Lao and Chilean copper districts Holds BSc (Hons) Melbourne and a Masters of Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania. Currently Managing Director of Prospech Ltd (ASX:PRS) and White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX:WRM)

Mitchell Tarrant

Project Manager

With more than 12 years’ experience in the resources sector working as a geologist in both exploration and mining roles with companies including Red River Resources, Hillgrove Mines and Crocodile Gold His most recent roll was at the Hillgrove Mine where he was the holder of the statutory Mining Engineering Manager Certificate in recent years Mitchell also managed Hillgrove’s 51 tenement and conducted all exploration from geological mapping to managing drilling campaigns Mitchell is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

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