Rodney Barber, B.Sc., P.Geo


Rodney is a senior geologist with extensive experience in exploration and production. He was most recently employed as the Geology Superintendent for the Barrick’s Williams Mine at Hemlo, Ontario (2010-2018), a position he reached after joining the company in 2001 as a Mine Geologist and rising through the ranks to Senior Production Mine Geologist (2003), Senior Resource Geologist (2006) and Chief Geologist in 2008.


In his most recent role at Hemlo, Rodney was responsible for extending the life of the mine by at least 18 years through the discovery and delineation of over 4.5 million oz of gold in reserves and resources. Rodney was also responsible for all aspects of production geology and exploration in the Williams underground and open pit mines as well as the preparation of NI43-101 compliant reserve reports as well as technical reports at scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility levels.

Prior to this, Rodney held key roles in large exploration projects which added significant value for their owners. These include coordinating, planning and instituting diamond drilling during the exploration and definition phases of the Pamour 60 Pit Expansion (mined by the Porcupine JV), logging core at the Destiny gold deposit, Quebec and the Hoyle Pond 1060 Zone. Rodney also spent over 13 years in grassroots and advanced exploration throughout Canada, developing extensive experience in greenstone-hosted gold deposits, epithermal gold deposits, porphyry copper-gold, VMS base metal, komatiite associated nickel and pegmatite deposits.

Prior to joining Barrick, Rodney gained invaluable experience at Royal Oak Mines, Inc. (1995-1997); Kinross Gold Corporation (1994); Gerald Lajoie Enterprises (1993); BHP Minerals (1992-1993); Gold Fields Canadian Mining Ltd. (1990-1991); Noranda Exploration Company (1989) and other mineral resource exploration and development companies.

Rodney holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Geology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario (1988) and many other diplomas and certificates relating to leadership, geology as well as mine and workplace safety. He is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, the Canadian institute of Mining (CIM), the Prospector’s and Developer’s Association of Canada and PDAC’s Health and Safety Committee.