Our Team


Connor Malek, B.Sc.

Connor has been active in the mineral exploration business for over 13 years. Following two years’ experience in remote geochemical sampling and underground and open-pit gold production in Western Australia, Connor completed a B.Sc. (High Honors) in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan. He then assisted with the expansion of Nexgen Energy’s Arrow uranium deposit before partnering with Krisztina to form First Geolas Consulting. With extensive experience in the research and exploration of many commodities in multiple geological environments and jurisdictions, Connor has come to manage numerous prospecting, geochemical sampling, geophysical, and complex drilling programs, specializing in efficient planning, execution and reporting on field work.

Krisztina Pandur, Ph.D.

Krisztina has been involved in the mineral exploration industry since 2011. She has been engaged in a variety of exploration projects throughout Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Ontario, Nunavut, and the Yukon, with focus on structurally controlled uranium, REE, orogenic gold, SEDEX Pb-Zn, pegmatite hosted Li, orthomagmatic Ni-Cu, and epithermal Ag-Pb-Zn vein deposits. She has experience in geological mapping, prospecting, supervising diamond drill programs and core logging teams. She holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan (2015). She specializes in rare earth element and porphyry Cu-Mo mineralization, and her academic interests include petrography and fluid inclusion research.


We have been consulting for clients since 2017 and have multiple references available, please contact us for more information


Not for Gold Alone: Memoirs of a Prospector – by Franc Joubin and McCormack Smyth

From the Ground Up: An Autobiography – by Viola MacMillan

Mountains of Ore and Rivers of Gold: Stories of a Contemporary Prospector – by M.A. Kaufman

Hills of Silver: The Yukon’s Mighty Keno Hill Mine – by Dr. Aaro E. Aho

The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle over the Greatest Riches in the American West – by Gregory Crouch

The Big Score: Robert Friedland, INCO, And The Voisey’s Bay Hustle – by Jacquie McNish

Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World’s Best Mine Finder – by J. David Lowell