With a predilection towards all things earth-related, G. Joel Chury comes from a lineage of resource based men. Grandson of a drill-bit innovator and hobby gold-panner, and son of a successful mineral landman based out of Calgary, AB, Mr. Chury has propelled his pedigree into a career surrounding all things underground at the end of the drillbit.
Currently a veteran columnist for Vancouver-based Resource World Magazine, Mr. Chury's “Oil Patch Report” has contributed plenty of valuable material pertaining to oil and gas, and now he is expanding into writing about his other passion: gold and minerals. This process is the culmination of over ten years of published writing, and a life time of sage wisdom and advice from his predecessors.
Upon obtaining his degree in Economics from the University of Alberta, Mr. Chury began his career as a communications co-ordinator for a Calgary-based Investor Relations company dealing primarily with oil and gas companies and energy trusts. Wanting to get his hands a little dirtier, G. Joel moved into a land brokerage as a licensed surface land agent, obtaining hundreds of leases all over the province of Alberta and learning the lay of the land.
A move to the west coast in 2007 would prove to be enlightening, and Mr. Chury began to spread his oil and gas related attributes into the gold and precious metals arena. Contracted by several junior gold and mining companies, Mr. Chury wrote content for websites, advertising materials, presentations and press releases. His exposure to this side of the industry has proven to give G. Joel the insight to read between the lines and offer to you an accurate and enlightening look at the field of mining, and to bring out the inner prospector in all of us.
In his spare time, Mr. Chury is an avid sports fan, having written plenty of sports articles and spent time coaching little league baseball. His writing can also be read in a Vancouver-based magazine as an indie music reviewer bi-monthly. A large supporter of non-profits, G. Joel has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his favourite charities including research for the cure for Multiple Sclerosis.