Mahendra Pal

Advisor and Executive Director Exploration and Technical at FairStar Resources Ltd.

U3 136 Main Street, Osborne Park, Western Australia, Australia
FairStar Resources Ltd.
HQ Phone:
+61 8 9242 5111
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Last Updated 7/26/2016

General Information

Employment History

Principal Geologist  - Rio Tinto Limited

Managing Director  - SAI Geo-Consultancy

Senior Professional Geologist and Exploration Geologist (Chief Geologist)  - ESSO Australia



Non Executive Director MSc  - 


Board Member  - Shree Minerals Limited

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shree minerals limited - Board Of Directors

Mr Mahendra Pal, Non Executive Director MSc, MSGAT (India), FAusIMM, MAICD (Australia) (Appointed 26 August 2008)
Mr Pal is an Executive Director - Exploration/Technical with FairStar Resources Ltd (FAS an ASX listed company) and has an extensive management experience in the mining and exploration industry, both in Australia and internationally and has worked across many commodities, including base metals, gold, uranium, iron, coal, oil shale, oil and gas, etc. Prior to joining Fairstar, Mr Pal spent two periods working with Rio Tinto, commencing in 1970. During this time he was Principal Geologist for Hamersley Iron Pty Limited, where he made concealed iron ore discoveries at the Mount Tom Price and Paraburdoo mines, and also worked in other senior management positions up until 1999. From 1980 to 1984 he worked for ESSO Australia as a Sr. Professional Geologist and Exploration Geologist for the Rundle Oil Shale Project feasibility study. Mr Pal also ran his own Geological Consultancy business, from 2000 to April 2007, where he worked with a range of exploration/mining companies, including: Auiron Energy, Centrex Metals, Rio Tinto Exploration, Hamersley Iron, Consolidated Minerals, Sinosteel Australia,   Sumitomo Corporation, Golden West Resources Ltd., NEX Metals Exploration Ltd., etc., in Australia, as well as a technical adviser to Rio Tinto Orissa Mining Limited (a Rio Tinto Joint Venture with Orissa Mining Corporation, India) and a consultant to Tata Iron & Steel in India, International Minerals and Consulting Company in Iran and Oswal Brasil Refinaria de Petró leo in Brazil, etc.   In 2008 Mr Pal made a new iron discovery (Mahendra's Find), 110 km southeast of Kalgoorlie, and is the first of its kind in the area previously known for its gold prospectivity.

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Mahendra Pal M.Sc FAusIMM MSGAT (India)
Director Executive

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Mahendra Pal M.Sc FAusIMM MSGAT (India): Director Executive; Exploration & Technical
Mr Pal has an extensive professional career includes senior exploration management positions both in Australia and overseas. He is highly versatile and has experience in the exploration and mining of copper, lead, zinc, uranium, gold, iron ore, oil shale, etc. More recently, since January 2000 he has been a geological consultant, within Australia, to Auiron Energy Limited, Centrex Metals Ltd., South Australia, Rio Tinto Exploration, Hamersley Iron, Consolidated Minerals, Golden West Resources Ltd., Sinosteel Australia Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation, FairStar Resources Ltd., and several small companies in Western Australia and overseas as a Technical Adviser to Rio Tinto Orissa Mining Limited (a Rio Tinto Joint Venture with Orissa Mining Corporation), Orissa; Tata Iron & Steel Ltd., India; International Minerals and Consulting Company, Iran; Oswal Brasil Refinaria de Petróleo, Brazil, etc.

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