Chrysos Corporation aims to provide technology to deliver the highest quality, real-time analytical information and services to the global mining industry. Our unique ChrysosTM PhotonAssay technology, developed over the past fifteen years by the CSIRO, provides rapid, accurate, non-destructive and fully automated analysis of ore grade.

Chrysos (in Greek χρυσός meaning gold): our logo is based on the ancient alchemical symbol for gold, two concentric perfect circles. A gold atom signals its presence by emitting a unique signature, cutting the circles to form two “C”s, standing for Chrysos Corporation.

Founded in 2016

Chrysos brings together a team of leading scientists, engineers and experienced industry executives. We are developing technology platforms to provide non-destructive, fast and accurate analysis in the bureau laboratory, at the mine-site and in the field.

Chrysos Corporation is based in Adelaide and is working with national and international partners to support mining and mineral processing operations around the world.

Company mission

Our aim is simple: to provide real-time, accurate and cost-effective grade information without laborious, time-consuming and error-prone sample preparation or complex chemical treatment. Timely information supports rapid decision making, improving efficiency, recovery and profitability.

Why we’re different

Stepping around centuries-old chemistry-based assay methods, we provide true ‘atom-counting’ analysis that reports grade irrespective of the physical or chemical form of the material being measured.

Our People

Chrysos brings together an experienced team of scientists, engineers and industry executives. Click on any of the pictures below for more information.


Dirk Treasure
Dirk TreasureChief Executive Officer
Mr Dirk Treasure has joined Chrysos from RFC Ambrian where he oversaw the seed capital raising and establishment of the organisation. Mr Treasure has held technical and commercial roles within the mining industry for the last 12 years, with a focus on new technology and novel process design. He joins Chrysos as Chief Executive Officer.
Dr James Tickner
Dr James TicknerChief Technology Officer
Inventor of the PhotonAssay technology and co-founder of Chrysos, Dr James Tickner spent 18 years with CSIRO. His work broadly encompassed inventing, designing and building new X-ray and nuclear-based instruments to solve a diverse range of challenging measurement and imaging problems for industry. He joins Chrysos as Chief Technology Officer.


Rob Adamson
Rob AdamsonChairman
Mr Adamson is Managing Director of RFC Ambrian Limited, which was established in Australia in 1985 and expanded to a global footing in the late 1990’s. It provides corporate advisory services across a broad spectrum of resources companies, ranging from juniors through to multinationals.
Ivan Mellado
Ivan MelladoDirector
Mr Mellado is Managing Director of Mellado & Co, advising on technology commercialisation, corporate and new venture development and strategic IP management.
Brett Boynton
Brett BoyntonDirector
Mr Boynton is the co-founder and Managing Director of Signature Gold Limited.
Dr Leong Mar
Dr Leong MarDirector
Dr Mar is an accomplished technologist, innovator, and entrepreneur with a unique combination of commercial and technical experience.
Eric Ford
Eric FordDirector
Mr Ford has extensive experience in the global mining industry in executive management and directorship roles. He recently retired as Chairman and CEO of Peabody Energy’s Australian business unit and was previously CEO of Anglo Coal Australia and Executive Director – Operations with Anglo Platinum.

Advisory Board

Dr Nick Cutmore
Dr Nick CutmoreChairman of Advisory Board
Dr Cutmore is research director of the Sensing and Sorting program of CSIRO Mineral Resources. He heads the Chrysos Advisory Board.
A Anthony McLellan
A Anthony McLellanMember
An experienced Australian company chairman, Mr Anthony McLellan lived abroad for more than twenty-five years. A proven leader, he has been the president and CEO of major international corporations overseas. He has lived in eight countries and has transacted business in more than twenty.
Mark Allaby
Mark AllabyMember
Mr Mark Allaby is the Managing Partner of Financial Services at IBM Australia and New Zealand.