For the past 40 years, Mr. Puritch has been involved in the engineering and developmental studies of open-pit and underground mines worldwide. Mr. Puritch is a specialist in geological modelling, design and optimization of underground and open-pit mines having co-authored more than 300 technical reports as a Qualified Person for gold, silver, and base metal deposits. Since graduating from The Haileybury School of Mines, and later satisfying all requirements to be licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario, Mr. Puritch has also served as chairman of the Professional Engineers of Ontario Sub Committee.
Claude P. Larouche, Ing. (OIQ, Quebec)
Mr. Larouche graduated from the University of Quebec, Chicoutimi with B.Sc. Eng. in 1974 and Carleton University, M.Sc. Geology in 1979. Mr. Larouche has over 40 years of experience in precious and base metal exploration, evaluation, financing and reserve calculations for properties throughout Quebec and Ontario. He is a member of the Order of Engineer of the Province of Quebec (Ing. OIQ) and an active member of both the Quebec Mining Exploration Association and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Jim McIntosh, P.Eng.
Mr. McIntosh has over 30 years of experience in the development and production of Silurian and Ordovician natural gas fields throughout southern Ontario. He specializes in forecasting and evaluating producing and potential oil and gas activities and is thoroughly experienced with all aspects of well and facility design, from planning and completion to well abandonment. Mr. McIntosh graduated from the U of A in Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 with a B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering, and has been actively involved with the Ontario Petroleum Institute since 1988.
Allen Raoul, P.Geo.
Since achieving a B.Sc. from Mount Allison University in 1990, Mr. Raoul has tirelessly served the mineral exploration industry for over 25 years. From the Ontario Geological Survey (MNDM) to the many exploration companies pursuing gold, copper, nickel, zinc, rare earths and iron, he continues to conduct compilations, mapping, core logging, drilling and report writing throughout northwest Ontario. Mr. Raoul has been a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario since 2004.
Andrew Tims, P.Geo.
Mr. Tims has extensive experience with gold exploration activities throughout Ontario. From sensitive consultation with indigenous groups to monitoring and overseeing ongoing multi-drill programs, he continues to provide mineral exploration services of the highest standards. Mr. Tims obtained a B.Sc. from Carleton University in 1990 and has been a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario since 2000.