Albert Chong is the Senior Director, Geology with Wheaton Precious Metals. He has a wide range of progressive industry experience spanning more than three decades and has worked on projects and mineral deposits located on five continents. This includes the technical due diligence for precious metal streaming agreements worth more than US$7B.
Prior to Wheaton, Albert’s experience includes exploration, development, mining, and consulting on base, precious, and rare-earth metal projects located in British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Nunavut, and Nevada. During his early career, Albert was a member of the Noranda Exploration team credited for discovering the Eagle River gold deposit near Wawa, Ontario. Albert’s enthusiasm for giving back to our industry is demonstrated through his ongoing volunteer work with AME’s Roundup Committee and participation in AME’s Mentorship program. He has also delivered informal technical talks at the University of British Columbia for geology and engineering students. Albert is a Professional Geologist (EGBC), has his M.Sc.-Exploration Geoscience (CODES, University of Tasmania, Australia), and B.Sc.-Geology (McMaster University, Ontario). He resides in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia with his wife and two children.