Mining In Papua New Guinea – with Matt Salthouse – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we chat to Matt Salthouse, Chief Executive…


In this episode we chat to Matt Salthouse, Chief Executive Officer at Kainantu Resources, an Asia-Pacific focused gold mining company with two highly prospective gold projects in a premier mining region, the high-grade Kainantu gold district of Papua New Guinea (PNG). We talk about their recent listing on the TSX and their relationships with K92 Mining. 

Matt has a background in law and has wealth of experience in the mining industry, so we chat about what’s been happening in PNG with many companies facing challenges with the government.


  • The legal aspect of mining always comes during the early stages, when operations must take a commercial, corporate approach to planning.
  • Jurisdictions in different countries differ wildly, but there are foundational elements that remain similar across the board. Generally, more developed countries lead the charge on implementing new measures and legalities.
  • In places such as Japan, benefits are carefully weighed against the needs of the population, and mining operations are far more selectively permitted to operate.
  • In Papua New Guinea, the overall resource industry must be expanded. This is reflected in the country’s eagerness to encourage outside concerns and infrastructure


‘If you take a corporate philosophy to it, it gives you a base to wrap a company around the project’

‘All of these initiatives have a commercial aspect to them’

‘People and governments should have a greater say in what comes from the benefits of projects’

‘Clearly there is a desire to encourage junior exploration in PNG’


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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 to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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