As a mineral prospector, Mick Shemesian absolutely defies the stereotype of his profession. He doesn’t wear overalls and a big hat and he doesn’t carry his tools on a burro through the canyons of the American Southwest. That does not mean he is not really good at his job. While he started by working in the Pilbara region of Australia, he has also worked as a prospector on three additional continents; Asia, Africa and North America. That level of experience is likely why he has served on the Board of Directors for Arak Resources and Cobalt 27 for the past few years. It is also why he has been the Chief Executive Officer for EML since 2005.
The fact is, mineral prospecting is a highly skilled profession that plays an enormously important role in the world economy. Whether a prospector is searching for gold, silver, oil, coal, diamonds, or some other mineral that is critical to building technologically advanced systems, the mineral prospector is usually involved in every step and every stage of the process, from start to finish. Mick Shemesian is not only happy with his job, he is happy he can identify, review, and analyze mineral deposits anywhere in the world.