Dr. Larry Hulbert
Dr. Hulbert holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Regina (1975-78) and a D.Sc. from the University of Pretoria, South Africa (1983). Dr. Hulbert has been registered as a Professional Geoscientist since 2003 and as a Qualified Person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101.  From 1984 to 2007 Dr. Hulbert was employed by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) conducting research on the metallogeny of mafic-ultramafic rocks with an emphasis on Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization. Dr. Hulbert left the GSC in 2007. From 2007 to the present he has been working as a Ni-Cu-PGE specialist consulting for exploration companies engaged in Ni-Cu-PGE and Cr-V exploration in Canada, USA and Mexico. Dr. Hulbert has authored numerous professional papers, was the recipient of the Barlow Medal from CIM in 1993, a Robinson Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological and Mineralogical Association of Canada for 2001-2002, and in 2003 received the Earth Sciences Sector Merit Award from Natural Resources Canada.


Gregory Bell
Mr. Gregory Bell is a Professional Engineer with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universities of Colorado and Wyoming, respectively.  With more than 35 years experience in energy exploration, specializing in coalbed methane and unconventional natural gas development, Greg Bell has had a long engineering career in the mineral resources sector.  He formed an independent field and laboratory services business in the U.S. with a branch in Calgary, Alberta, and offered a variety of engineering and geological consulting services to more than 80 companies.  Through this vehicle, Mr. Bell has worked on or managed a variety of geoscience-based projects in coal mining, groundwater disposal and remediation, coalbed methane exploration and development, and coal mine methane extraction in North America, Asia and Australia.  As a Professional Petroleum Engineer, Greg is a competent reservoir engineer and oil & gas well completions specialist, and has recently been designated a Certified Groundwater Professional by the National Groundwater Association. Since 2008, Greg Bell has consulted on a variety of mineral resource projects in China, Australia and Canada, serving as Chief Technical Officer or Project Manager for mining and gas resource exploration programs.  More recently, Mr. Bell has concentrated on identification of new discoveries in the energy-minerals sector, concentrating on graphite and lithium resources.

Successes include:

  • Founded and operated multinational engineering, geological and analytical services consulting firm for 28 years
  • Engineering Project Manager for Gas Research Institute with contributions to directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing which are the foundation to today’s unconventional resources production successes
  • Identified and demonstrated commercial potential of coal seam gas wells in the Eastern and Western U.S., Eastern and Western Canada, China and Australia
  • Identified and acquired mining rights to a new graphite prospect in the Western U.S.


Paul Stacey
Mr. Stacey holds a B.Sc in Geography from Carleton University (1994) and has over 15 years experience as a GIS and IT specialist for mineral exploration and mining.  He operates his own mineral resources consulting company where he manages large datasets and outputs the information into key map visualization components for timely analysis and effective decision making.  Operating through his consulting company, Mr. Stacey has provided high-end data management services, analysis and visualization to clients such as Cliffs, Falconbridge/Glencore, Pure Nickel, Macdonald Mines, Nickel North, Duluth Metals, and Walbridge Mining. Paul is the key GIS/IT consultant and data manager for Fathom.

J.H. (Jim) Decker
Mr. Decker holds an Engineering degree from Queens University (1970) and has over 40 years experience in senior management, consulting, mine operations, project financing and engineering.  Mr. Decker is Fluent in Spanish and somewhat in French. Mr Decker is currently a Director of several junior mining companies, specializing in gold where he, and is active in corporate strategy, planning and financing activities. “Through his consulting company “Jim Decker and Associates” Mr. Decker provides operations management input for operating mines and mining projects, as well as conducts supervisor training programs (which he co-developed) in Canada, US, Indonesia and Latin America. Clients include Alamos Gold, Barrick, BHP, Cameco, Capstone, Cleveland Cliffs, Fording Coal, Kinross, Newmont, North American Construction, North American Palladium, Nyrstar, Placer Dome, Prodeco, Suncor, Teck, Walter Energy and Xstrata. He also performs operating audits and due diligence of various mines (for sales and acquisitions), and conducts senior review of bankable document feasibility studies (planning, scheduling, cost estimating and economics).

Dave Passfield
Mr. Passfield holds a BSc in Mine Engineering from Queens University (1978) with 37 years of varied and extensive operational experience. Mr. Passfield has a Foundation in management of open pit and underground operations with diverse and thorough knowledge of operations, mine engineering, budgeting and cost control, mobile and fixed plant maintenance, mineral processing and construction. Commodity exposure includes PGMs, gold, diamonds, coal, copper, lead/zinc, iron ore, phosphate and a management style which focuses on team building and problem solving to achieve results for safety, production and cost effectiveness. 

Mr. Passfield was Vice President of Opertions and President of Lac des Iles Mines Ltd. and a member of senior management team at North American Palladium that was directly responsible for over seeing the company’s operational activities relating to the Lac des Iles (LDI)open pit/underground, PGM-nickel-copper mine near Thunder Bay Ontario and the Sleeping Giant(SG) underground gold mine near Amos, Quebec. He was also directly involved in various feasibility studies, M&A activities, investor relations etc. as required. 

Other specific experience includes Senior Project Director at Cliffs Natural Resources, Vice President of Operations and General Manager at Grande Cache Coal Corp., Mining Manager at Diavic Mines and Open Pit superintendent at Black Hawk Minong Ltd.


Aiden Carey
Mr. Carey holds a BSc in Geography from Memorial University (1993) and has over 20 years of mining experience including multiple postings in engineering/geology and operations positions with increasing responsibility. Mr. Carey’s experience includes large company corporate positions, mine start-ups, and junior company executive-level positions. He has an proven track record of high Safety performance and Safety system improvements both at mine operations and corporate levels and is a Facilitator of  "The Professional Supervisor" program, sponsored by Queen's University’s Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining. Mr. Carey is currently Senior Vice President of an operating iron ore junior company.

Specific Experience includes Senior VP Operations at Labrador Iron Mines Ltd., Senior Manager of Engineering at Barrick Gold Corp., Mine Superintendent at North American Palladium, Area Manager for Cleveland Cliffs, Economic Development Officer for the Government of NWT and Nunavut and Mine Superintendent at Royal Oak Mines.


 

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