About Dreadnought Resources

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Dreadnought at a glance

Dreadnought Resources (ASX:DRE) is a highly active West Australian mineral explorer focused on finding the metals needed now and in the future.

As a small and dedicated team with more than 50 years experience, we pride ourselves in how we operate, including our established relationships with companies and communities.

Dreadnought currently has three core projects: Tarraji-Yampi Cu-Ag-Au-Co, Mangaroon Ni-Cu-PGE-REE-Au and the Central Yilgarn Project.

Company Overview

  • April 2019

    Dreadnought Founded

  • May 2019

    First boots on ground at Tarraji-Yampi

  • June 2019

    Illaara Project acquired from Newmont

  • December 2019

    Illaara Project consolidated

  • July 2020

    High Grade Gold at Metzke’s Find

  • October 2020

    High Grade Gold at Metzke’s Find and Longmore’s

  • November 2020

    Mangaroon Project Acquired

  • April 2021

    Option/JV with FQM over Ni-Cu-PGE at Mangaroon

  • June 2021

    REE Ironstones Discovered at Mangaroon

  • June 2021

    Rocky Dam Divested

  • July 2021

    LCT Pegmatites at Peggy Sue

  • July 2021

    1km long Ni-Cu-PGE gossan at Mangaroon

  • October 2021

    Orion Cu-Ag-Au-Co Discovery

  • February 2022

    REE Carbonatites discovered at Mangaroon

  • July 2022

    Assays confirm Yin as high-grade rare earth discovery

Our Team

Board & Management

Paul Chapman

Non-Executive Chairman

B.Comm, CA, Grad. Dip. Tax, MAICD, MAusIMM

Paul is a chartered accountant with over thirty years’ experience in the resources sector gained in Australia and the United States. Paul was a founding shareholder and/or director of the following ASX listed companies: Black Cat Syndicate, Reliance Mining, Encounter Resources, Rex Minerals, Silver Lake Resources, Paringa Resources and Avanco Resources. Paul is also Non-Executive Chairman of Meeka Minerals (ASX:MEK), a non-executive director of gold developer Black Cat Syndicate (ASX:BC8), copper/gold explorer Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR) and gold/base metals explorer Sunshine Gold (ASX:SHN).

Dean Tuck

Managing Director

B.Sc (Hons), FGAA, MAIG

Dean is an experienced geologist and exploration manager having worked across a wide range of commodities in Australia, Brazil and Southeast Asia from project generation through to resource evaluation. Dean has held senior level positions ranging from private companies to BHP Billiton and ASX listed junior explorers. Dean has been instrumental in several discoveries covering Cu-Ag-Au-Co massive sulphide, REE ironstones, REE-Nb-Phosphate carbonatites, orogenic gold, LCT pegmatites and iron ore.

Ian Gordon

Non-Executive Director


Mr Gordon is a mining executive with extensive experience in transaction generation, project acquisition, mine development and the management of public companies. Mr Gordon is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Dreadnought Resources Limited (ASX:DRE), Woomera Mining (ASX:WML) and was formerly Managing Director of Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX:RMS).

Paul Payne

Non-Executive Director

B.AppSc, Grad Dip Min Ec, FAusIMM

Paul is an experienced geologist with a strong technical background across a range of commodities and high-level corporate experience both in Australia and Internationally. Paul has held corporate roles including founding Managing Director of Dacian Gold Limited (ASX:DCN) where he was instrumental in the major initial gold discovery at its Mount Morgans project. Paul is currently a non-executive director of Carnaby Resources Limited (ASX:CNB) and Essential Metals Limited (ASX:ESS) and serves as an independent consultant to DeGrey Mining Ltd (ASX:DEG) and Musgrave Minerals (ASX:MGV) through his consultancy PayneGeo.

Jessamyn Lyons

Company Secretary


Jess is a Chartered Secretary, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia with majors in Investment Finance, Corporate Finance, and Marketing. Ms Lyons is also a Director of Everest Corporate, Company Secretary of Echo IQ Limited, Lunnon Metals Limited, Ragnar Metals Limited and Midas Minerals Ltd and Joint Company Secretary of Doriemus Plc. Jess also has 15 years of experience working in the stockbroking and banking industries and has held various positions with Macquarie Bank, UBS Investment Bank (London), and more recently Patersons Securities.

Matt Crowe

Exploration Manager

Matt joined Dreadnought in 2020 after more than 13 years at BHP, and a number of junior exploration companies, exploring for gold, lithium, nickel, copper and PGEs in the Wheatbelt, West Musgraves and Gascoyne.

Matt’s role is incredibly diverse, ranging from planning and managing large field programs, through to walking miles in the bush to collect soil and rock samples, and everything in between.

Frank Murphy

Operations Manager

With a diverse background in exploration, construction, development and production, Frank is a great asset to Dreadnought’s team.

His role in the Company includes operations, logistics, safety, community, and environment on all of our projects.

Frank has a passion for exploration, embracing the challenges it brings; operating in different regions with different stakeholders at different times.

Sam Busetti

Senior Geologist

After graduating with Honours in Geology from the University of Western Australia, Sam began his career at Agnew Gold Mine as a Brownfields exploration geologist. Since then, Sam has gained experience in the Northern Goldfields and Mt Isa District.

As one of Dreadnought’s Senior Exploration Geologists, Sam is responsible for ensuring the delivery of all three projects.

Luke Blais

Senior Geologist

An active member of the geoscience community, Luke thoroughly enjoys technical geology, leveraging his experience from his Honours and Masters Degrees, and previous experience working at BHP.

Luke joined the Dreadnought team at the beginning of 2021 and is responsible for ensuring the technical delivery of the Mangaroon REE, Ni-Cu-PGE, Au project.

Nick Chapman

Senior Geologist

Joining Dreadnought in 2020, Nick has been instrumental in the Company’s early success with high-grade gold drilling at Illaara.

The adventurous nature of his role is what Nick loves most, as well as the campfire conversations after a hard day’s work.

Nick is currently responsible for the delivery of successful programs at Dreadnought’s Tarraji-Yampi and Kimberley projects.

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