Royal Road Minerals was founded in 2010 by the original founders and shareholders of Lydian International Ltd. Whilst at Lydian, the team discovered, financed and developed the plus 5 Moz Amulsar Gold deposit in Armenia. Royal Road is a publicy traded company listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange under the ticker RYR and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker RLU.


Our team has worked in exciting and prospective jurisdictions throughout the World. We have been integral in the discovery and development of various gold, silver and copper deposits in such places as Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Kosovo, Turkey, Mali and Tanzania. We have particular experience in prospective emerging and post-conflict environments where we have collaborated with governments and multilateral institutions to develop responsible, sustainable and exemplary resource projects.

Meet The Team

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Dr Tim Coughlin

President & CEO

PhD (Structural Geology), MSc Exploration and Mining Geology, BSc Geology, FAusIMM, MSEG. 26 years of experience, senior positions with major mining companies. Founder of Lydian International, discovered and raised finance for the exploration and development of the +5Moz Amulsar gold deposit in Armenia, led successful discovery teams in Australia, Peru, Colombia and Eastern Europe. Specialist in frontier mineral exploration, local partnership programs and mining investment in highly prospective environments such as South America, the Caucasus, the Balkans and Russia.

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Iván Devía

Chief Operating Officer

International risk-management and community engagement specialist with 15 years of experience in Latin America and the Middle East. Graduate Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the university Nueva Granada. 6 years with B2 Gold Colombia (TSX:BTO) as Health, Safety and Security Manager. Operations and Security Center Manager with AngloGold-Ashanti Colombia.

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Roderick Corrie

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Corrie is a founding shareholder and previously served as a director of the Company from May 2010 to 2014. Earlier,Mr. Corrie was a director and Chief Financial Officer of Lydian International Limited during the exploration stage, from December 2007 to March 2014. 

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Peter Mullens


BSc Geology, FAusIMM; over 30 years of extensive mining and exploration industry experience. Successfully developed 4 Canadian listed exploration companies including Lydian International. Strong experience of commercial aspects, ore reserves, financial evaluations, mine planning, JV negotiations and financing. Currently CEO of AIM listed Aurasian Minerals.

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Daniel De Narvaez


BS Mining Engineering, Dip. Negotiating Strategies. Daniel has worked extensively in mining and socio-political aspects of mining in Colombia and throughout the America’s. During the past five years Daniel has been the Executive Director of Exploraciones Oceanicas S de RL de CV, managing the exploration work and permitting of the Don Diego offshore phosphate deposit in the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

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Vernon Arsenault


BSc Geology. 30 years of experience in exploration and project management in South America principally in Peru, Chile and Argentina. 20 years with Noranda in Canada and South America responsible for the reactivation of the El Pachon project in Argentina. Vice President Exploration for Zincore Metals, responsible for the recent discovery of the promising Dolores Cu-Mo prophyry located in Peru.

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Jon Hill


BSc (Hons) Economic Geology, BAppSc. Applied Geology, MAUSIMM; 30 years of global exploration, mining operational and project development experience. Served as a geologist with Anglo American Corporation and with AngloGold Ashanti in a number of roles, most recently as a regional exploration manager. Directly involved in the discovery of several world class projects within both greenfield and brownfield areas in the Americas and in Africa. Jon is the founder and President of Exploration Outcomes Ltd., a geological consultancy, and Advisor to the management committee of Jaguar Mining Inc.