Atticus Proctor on top of a mountain

Atticus Proctor

M.S. in Geology


After growing up amongst historic placer claims in Helena, Montana, and earning my B.A. from Middlebury College (Vermont) in 2018, I found myself lucky enough to be developing exploration projects for EMX Royalty Corporation in Sweden and Norway. While I spent the better-part of my time in Scandinavia collecting samples and running geophysical surveys, I was exposed to VMS, intrusion related gold, orogenic gold, and shear-hosted cobalt deposits. After this first taste in the economic geology field, I was hooked. After my visa expired in Scandinavia, I returned to the US to work for EMX’s subsidiary company Bronco Creek Exploration (BCE) in Tucson, Arizona. With BCE I was involved with the exploration project development pipeline on porphyry copper and Carlin-type gold deposits in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. In preparation for beginning my master’s degree at the University of Nevada-Reno, in June 2020 I took a position as a contract geologist at Barrick’s Fourmile exploration project. The focus of my master’s project is characterizing the Fourmile deposit’s mineralization. Outside of geology, I spend much of my time outside trail running, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Although, none of these activities surpasses my passion for skiing. As of this writing, I have skied (on snow!) the past 76 consecutive months, all in the northern hemisphere.


  • B.A., Geology, Middlebury College, 2018