Lorrance: a career in the Waihi region
Lorrance started working in exploration in the Waihi region in 1977. From early grass roots exploration to becoming the Exploration and Geology Manager for the Waihi Operation, Lorrance has worked almost his entire career for the operation. Few people know the geology of the region better and Lorrance was involved in the discovery of many gold deposits, including the former Golden Cross mine and more recently our exciting discovery at Wharekirauponga (WKP).
“The exciting thing that’s come out of OceanaGold’s investment is… we’ve booked more resource ounces than has ever been on the books historically during any stage of the life of mine. We’ve also breathed a lot of life into the future,” Lorrance said.
“This place is going to leave a legacy that will outlast my working life… and that’s pretty satisfying to be involved in something that is normally seen as boom and bust and here we are, virtually working out a whole career in one operation.”