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BUSHMAN RESOURCES Pty Ltd is a mineral exploration company focused primarily on locating economic Gold, Base Metals and Uranium deposits throughout Australia. The board consists solely of skilled geologists internationally trained in exploring for various commodities; including gold, base metals, uranium, coal and diamonds.

The company is currently focused on exploring their 7 tenements in the Georgetown Inlier in central North Queensland and the Lachlan fold belt in central New South Wales, due to their highly prospective geological settings in highly productive mining provinces.

We believe the area’s identified are currently under-explored and that undiscovered world class mineral deposits exist within these regions.

Due to the board’s wealth of experience, the most advanced exploration techniques will be employed. Methods will range from ground based geological mapping, geochemical and ground and aero-geophysical surveys to aero-geophysical surveys; ultimately culminating in refining and drilling (RC and Diamond Core) priority targets.

Key Personnel

Mr Bush Nichols

BBus, PG Dip. Min Ex GeoSc, MAusIMM, MSEG

BUSH NICHOLS / Chief Executive Officer


Bush initially began his career in Business, majoring in Marketing from Griffith University in 2004, where he used his knowledge to successfully manage a holiday resort until 2010.

In late 2010, whilst completing his postgraduate degree in Mineral Exploration Geoscience, from Curtin University in Western Australia, Bush commenced work as an assistant geologist for New South Resources, a junior gold and base metals explorer based in NSW.

In 2011, Bush moved into the coal sector, where he worked his way up from Assistant Geologist to Supervising Geologist of the Manning Mining Geological Team. His role at the time, also involved coordinating the field movements of the Earthworks and Cultural Heritage departments to ensure the efficient and effective response to any issues on site.

In 2013, Bush worked as the Senior Project Geologist for JKO Mining in the Georgetown region in western North Queensland. It is this experience that introduced him to the potential of the region and put him in an ideal position to make informed recommendations for tenement acquisitions for Bushman Resources.
Mr J M Manning

BSc (Hons) Geophys. & Planet. Phys., B Comms. MAICD

JEAN-MARC MANNING / Executive Chairman


Jean-Marc started his career over 27 years ago as a geophysicist specialising in petroleum seismic exploration. In the late 80′s he based himself in Hong Kong and worked as a project manager and geotechnical engineer on a large scale civil engineering project (Eastern Harbour Crossing). Moving into the financial sector, he held various managerial and audit positions with the HSBC group and BNP Paribas over an 11 year period based in India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China & Australia.

After working as a contract geologist in Australia, Jean-Marc joined Waratah Coal as their Senior Project Geologist and was part of the core exploration team that won the DME’s ‘Queensland –Explorer of the Year 2008 award. Jean-Marc’s role with Waratah Coal included the active management of 24 coal and mineral exploration tenements covering over 28,500 km. in areas including the Galilee Basin, Bowen Basin, Laura Basin, Maryborough Basin and Styx Basin, as well as tenements in NSW. His role was vital in setting up and managing the exploration works from the initial exploration tenements, right up to the eventual sale of the company.

Jean-Marc has been fundamental in assisting clients to maximize the efficiency of their operations, returning value and cutting preventable costs.
Mr D Renneberg

B. Financial Administration – University of New England & Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

DANIEL RENNEBERG / Director


A qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), with over 15 years' experience in senior management and the financial sector, Daniel started his career as a small business owner/manager.

His superior financial aptitude ensured his swift advancement to partner of a well-respected accountant practice on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Daniel now owns and manages his own practicing accounting and financial investment advice firms - Austplan Pty Ltd and Austplan Risk Managers Pty Ltd, located in Robina on the Gold Coast, Queensland. His wealth of experience in Australian finance guides all aspects of Bushman Resources Pty Ltd's financial decisions.
Bruce ‘Chip’ Nichols

BSc & MSc Econ Geol, FAusIMM

BRUCE ‘CHIP’ NICHOLS Senior Consultant / Advisory Board Member


Chip has been involved in mining exploration for over 40 years with a focus on metals exploration in Australia, Papua New Guinea and many other countries. After having obtained a BSc and an MSc in Economic Geology, from the University of Illinois in the United States of America, Chip was hired as a geologist in Papua New Guinea.

It wasn’t until the late 1980’s, over 15 years later, that Chip left Papua New Guinea after working as a contractor for almost all of the major companies involved in the country. It was an offer as President of listed Canadian exploration company, City Resources Ltd based in Vancouver that ended his relationship with the region.

Ultimately, Chip formed his own exploration company and for the last 23 years has been the Managing Director; predominantly focused on exploration in far North Queensland and the Lachlan Ford Belt in New South Wales while also assessing opportunities in Western Australia.