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Exploiting the Great Potential That WA Now Offers with Shaun Bunn of Empire Metals

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In this episode, we chat to Shaun Bunn, Managing Director of Empire Metals who is an AIM-listed exploration and resource development company with a multi-commodity project portfolio comprising gold and copper interests in Australia, Georgia, and Austria.


With a metallurgy background, Shaun has over 35 years of industry experience in technical and executive management positions working across many jurisdictions including Australia, Africa, and Europe and has recently taken up the hot seat with Empire Metals and will give us an overview of the company and its prospects.




  • Empire Metals have just acquired the Central Menzies gold prospect.
  • Over a million ounces have already been pulled from that area.
  • Empire Metals has a particularly strong and experienced board.
  • The explosion of mining in the WA area is beneficial has created additional issues.
  • There are shortages of drilling rigs and skilled labour in Australia. Both challenges take time and planning to overcome.
  • CoVid is still making the labour shortage harder to solve.
  • The shortage of construction workers is a huge issue for those building new facilities.
  • Empire Metals are planning to build up a portfolio of projects to extend their base and protect themselves from market changes.
  • They are particularly looking at those projects that will generate cash flow.
  • The project flow rate within the WA market is gathering momentum.
  • New science and technologies are uncovering new deposits in old mining areas and making exploiting them viable.
  • The plan is to exploit their current tenant base, which has huge potential, rather than overstretch themselves. That includes the Eclipse project.



‘we've got a strong, well-balanced board. ´

‘the shortage of construction workers is going to impact the mining industry.’

‘there are large areas of Western Australia, particularly in the Eastern goldfields, that are under-explored.’



Website: https://www.empiremetals.co.uk/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Empiremetalsltd

Contact form - https://www.empiremetals.co.uk/contact/

Shaun Bunn LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/shaun-bunn-3a5b7829










Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.





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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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