Bush Nichols is a partner at Auratus, a registered entity controlling a conglomerate of companies (Bushman Resources Pty Ltd and Tooloom Resources Pty Ltd) located in Southeast Queensland, Australia. Meaning “gold” in Latin, Auratus is focused on exploration and mining and is presently headquartered in Burleigh Heads, a suburb on the Gold Coast. Bush and his team currently hold an extensive tenement portfolio with exploration and mining leases throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Auratus boasts a robust resource portfolio with over 260k ounces of gold and 1.46 million ounces of silver. With increasing international interest in precious metals and its impressive resource portfolio, Auratus has the potential to be listed on a stock exchange by 2021.
An experienced geologist and entrepreneur, Bush is involved in every aspect of the business, from operations to daily management. In addition to his role as partner at Auratus, he serves as co-founder, executive director, and CEO at both Bushman Resources and Tooloom Resources.
Initially beginning his career in business, Bush majored in marketing and earned a bachelor’s degree from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, before moving on to obtain a post graduate degree in exploration geoscience from Curtain University (Western Australia School of Mines) in Western Australia. In 2013, he and Jean-Marc Manning co-founded Bushman Resources. “Although it was the worst possible time (post GFC) to start a mineral exploration company, we picked up an enviable suite of exploration and mining tenements at a time when companies weren’t acquiring, and we’ve been working hard ever since,” says Bush.
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