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  • Andrew Randell

    Andy is a Professional Geoscientist (PGeo) registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists in British Columbia (APEGBC). He has over a decade of experience across a multitude of mineral exploration and mining project types and commodities, specializing in geological mapping, design of exploration projects and drilling programs, geochemical targets, soil sampling, mineralogy and metallurgy. He is experienced with projects at every level, from grass roots to feasibility level properties. He is a geoscientific educator involved in outreach programs to support newly educated geologists and offers consulting services to mining companies.
  • Andrew Watson

    Andrew Watson is the principal of Anterrra Consulting, which provides strategic advice, project generation, investor relations services and digital data management services to clients in Mining, Junior Exploration and Oil and Gas. Andrew's experience covers all aspects of the resource venture capital from project evaluation, IPO's, fundraising, investor relations, cartography, technical report writing, exploration program design, with an applied expertise in mineral exploration in porphyry copper deposits, Athabasca unconformity uranium deposits, RIRG's (reduced intrusive related gold) deposits and layered mafic intrusion Ni-Cu-PGM deposits. With Oil and Gas his experience is primarily in the Madison, Bakken and Nisku Petroleum systems of Southern Alberta/ Northern Montana.
  • Christine Rawluk

    Christine Rawluk has an M.Sc. in Soil Science from the University of Manitoba. She is an Editor at Geology for Investors and is based in Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Courtney Beck Antolik

    Courtney Beck Antolik received a B.S. (2010) in geology from Texas A&M University and an M.S. (2013) in geological sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is based in Denver, CO.
  • Christopher Rawluk

    Christopher Rawluk holds degrees in both Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Manitoba in Canada and has worked in both mineral and petroleum exploration. He has been developing and publishing online for more than 15 years and is the President of showtheplanet inc.
  • Carrie Wong

    Carrie Wong is a Geologist in Training (GIT) with three years good standing at the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). She graduated with Honors from The University of British Columbia and has worked in gold exploration in the Yukon. Academically, she has done statistical research for the geoscience education program. Technically, she has extensive experience using GIS software for exploration, land management and displaying geochemical data. She also has experience putting together QAQC procedures for soil and rock sampling programs. Currently, she is looking for mapping and data management contracts or any new opportunities in the exploration business.
  • David Tilley

    Dr. David Tilley has a wealth of experience in the minerals industry, federal government and academia. Early in his career from 1991 to 1998 he was a PhD scholar, research associate and associate lecturer at the Australian National University, in Canberra. During this time, he lectured geology, mineralogy and field mapping techniques and studied the weathering of minerals and the formation of bauxite. From 1999 to 2005, he was a resources and energy policy writer within the Australian Government. Since 2006, he has worked as an exploration geologist for a number of exploration and mining companies in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Elizabeth Frank

    Elizabeth Frank, Ph.D. is an Applied Planetary Scientist at First Mode in Seattle, Washington, USA. First Mode has over 50 years of combined experience in the design, development, analysis, assembly, test, and deployment of innovative solutions in the space, natural resources, automotive, and high-tech sectors. This experience includes significant responsibility for the success of several NASA missions. First Mode’s interdisciplinary teams work with the latest technology to produce complex system solutions for business, governments, and individuals. While no two solutions are the same, First Mode typically melds hardware, software, strategy, and design into a future envisioned by its clients.
  • Emily King

    Emily King is the CEO Global Venture Consulting, a natural resources consulting firm specializing in bringing technology solutions to emerging and frontier markets with a focus on Afghanistan, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. Emily is a geologist specializing in building and leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve clients' high-priority objectives. Prior to founding GV, Emily led mineral exploration programs in Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of Defense, overseeing tenders of large copper and gold exploration targets, small-scale processing initiatives, and exploration throughout Afghanistan. Ms. King holds leadership positions in multiple professional and industry organizations, including the Advisory Board member of the Afghanistan Mining Think Tank and Founder of Women in Mining USA.
  • Greg Ashcroft

    Greg Ashcroft is an Exploration geologist with a B.Sc (Honors) in Geological Sciences from the University of Manitoba. His adventures as a geologist have taken him from the VMS deposits of Northern Manitoba, to the Au-Ag Epithermal and Cu-Au Alkalic Porphyry Deposits of Central and Southern British Columbia. Greg is also the founder of Alpha Omega Radio, an aspiring composer and pianist.
  • Gregory Schmidt

    Gregory Schmidt, M.Sc is a consultant with 15 years of experience in mineralogy. He has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Mineralogist, Canadian Mineralogist and IUCr Newsletter. He has also presented at several National and International meeting on topics ranging from phosphate mineralogy, reserves and resources to advances in XRD analysis in the mineral sector. He offers laboratory coordination services, technical support and mine site contracting from exploration to feasibility studies and site planning.
  • Ian Burron

    Ian is a geologist and PhD candidate at the University of Manitoba. He is currently studying the geochemistry of uranium mobility in Canadian deposits to better understand their origin and histories, as well as guiding government policy for disposal of high-level nuclear waste. His previous research includes using geochronology to constrain atmospheric chemistry and ore deposition in South Africa’s Witwatersrand goldfields and developing geochemical mineral exploration methods. He also worked as a geologist on the Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario prior to beginning his PhD.
  • Issac Jacques

    Issac is a geologist and PhD candidate at the University of Manitoba whose research is focused on understanding the formation of critical element deposits and developing cost-effective techniques for extracting rare earth elements associated with uranium deposits. His previous research experience includes understanding the behavior of non-conventional isotopes in rare-metal pegmatites to devise a new potential method in rare metal exploration; modelling crystallization dynamics in granites; and advising local communities on aeolian and groundwater resource management.
  • Imoleayo Fashagba

    Imoleayo Fashagba is a graduate of the Applied Geophysics programme at The Federal University of Technology, Akure, where he graduated with a First-Class Honors. Currently, Imoleayo is a graduate intern at Ankor Pointe Integrated. His interests are petroleum, engineering, and mining related studies. Imoleayo is open to take on graduate research opportunities.
  • Jessica Bogossian

    Jessica Bogossian is an exploration geologist with a PhD from the University of Western Australia (2020). Her main interests include topics related to the nature and genesis of mineral deposits. Jessica is an active member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), and the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN).
  • James E. Bond

    James E. Bond is an attorney, prospector, mining executive and mineral land consultant with more than 40 years experience in the mining sector. Mr. Bond has also been active in exploration, acquisition and evaluation of precious and base metal properties in the U.S. and Canada. He has actively prospected for gold, base metals, and the PGEs in many parts of North America. He is currently actively engaged in consulting and advisory efforts for a number of publicly listed junior exploration companies both in gold and in base metals. Mr. Bond’s hard rock and metal prospecting activities have resulted in the confirmation of significant PGE and nickel-copper-cobalt mineralization at Samuels Lake, gold and copper at Minnitaki Lake, and copper, nickel and PGE at Rainy Lake in the Province of Ontario. These projects were or are now controlled by publicly traded companies and have all had significant exploration and core drilling. In addition over the last few years he has been actively involved in the acquisition of additional coal, platinum, gold and base metal properties by a number of other private and public mining companies. He has actively vended numerous mining properties in the province of Ontario, Canada which have been, or are now, the subject of significant exploration and drilling. In addition to his coal and related activities in the US Mr. Bond has been actively involved with Gold, Base Metal and industrial mineral properties in a number of states in the US including Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, North and South Carolina and Virginia. Mr. Bond was awarded his permanent Ontario prospectors licence in 2004
  • Jason Fisher

    Jason Fisher is a geologist, researcher and science writer. He works primarily in the Caribbean and Central America on a wide range of projects including copper and gold exploration, geothermal energy, hydrogeology, oil and gas and environmental assessments.
  • Liubomyr Gavryliv

    Liubomyr Gavryliv is a PhD in Geology holding MSc degree in Geochemistry and Mineralogy. His work has focused on primarily mafic and ultramafic rocks, along with interactive visualizations of mineralogical data and geostatistical analysis. He currently lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Lis Sowerbutts

    Lis Sowerbutts has been both a mine and exploration geologist and has worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada. She has a BSc(Hons) in Geology from New Zealand's Victoria University of Wellington. Lis is also a published author of travel and technical books and has written many articles for online websites.
  • Maiko Sell

    Maiko Sell is a professional geoscientist and geophysicist with 10 years' experience in diamond exploration in northern Canada. He is an active member of the Society of Economic Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers and the Alpine Club of Canada. Maiko is currently a graduate student and research assistant in Mining Engineering at McGill University in Canada.
  • Natalie Deseta

    Natalie Deseta hails from sunny South Africa and holds a BSc Hons in Geochemistry and a PhD in Geology from Wits University. During her time in academe Natalie has carried out research on a wide range of subjects including the geochemistry and microstructures of deep earthquakes, meteorite impact craters, as well as soil hydrology and digital soil mapping using LiDAR and geostatistical techniques. She has also lectured courses in geological mapping, surface processes, mineralogy and metamorphic petrology. A fan of working in the field, her career as a geologist has taken her to many spectacular locations including the Cape Verde Islands, alpine Corsica and the Manicouagan Reservoir in northern Quebec. Natalie is passionate about science communication and illustration and is continually striving to grow her skills in these fields.
  • Olena Rybnikova

    Olena Rybnikova is a Gemologist and PhD candidate (Mineralogy) holding a Masters degree in Gemology from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Her work focuses on the formation and alteration mechanisms of gem-quality minerals and synthetic materials.
  • Peter Mugai

    Peter Mugai is a Kenyan-based Mining Engineer. He is a member and current Operations Officer for the Mining Engineering Society of Kenya (MESK). Peter offers consultancy services in geology, mining and mineral economics. He additionally offers knowledge management, technology transfer and communication services in artisanal and small-scale mining. Peter has wide range of experience having led execution of exploration programs and mine plan developments for rare earth elements and limestone in Kenya. He has also worked in quarry operations (stonecutting) and soda ash mining and beneficiation. Peters owns and operates the website mininghubafrica.com.
  • Kylie Williams

    Kylie Williams has worked in the mineral exploration and mining sector for 20 years. Her experience ranges from a boots-on-the-ground geologist in outback Australia, to a health & safety coordinator in the Canadian Arctic, to a freelance writer interviewing experts across all disciplines from around the world. She has published hundreds of articles in industry publications and websites, and holds B.Sc. degrees from the University's of Melbourne and Canberra and a M.Sc. from the Australian National University. Her goal is to inform and entertain by translating complex science into everyday language.
  • Jess Peláez

    Jess Pelaez is a geoscientist, researcher, and mining industry expert with work experience in North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Previously, Jess taught geology and oceanography at California State University, and she is an active member of the Geophysical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Geological Society of America (GSA), and the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI). She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and provides consulting services globally.
  • Vitalii Ponomar

    Vitalii Ponomar is a researcher at M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation of NAS of Ukraine, where he has received a Ph.D. degree in mineralogy. His research interests lie in the area of Applied Mineralogy, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Chemical Engineering, and Nanomaterials.