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Director, President & CEO - M.Sc., P.Eng
Most recently he was the President and CEO of Metallum Resources where he acquired and advanced Canada’s highest grade Zn deposit, the Superior Lake Zinc & Copper Project. He founded Atom Bits diamond drilling bit manufacturer, which was recently acquired by a leading North American drilling products supplier. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PDAC, where he Chairs the Securities and Public Affairs Committees. Kerem is a licensed Geological Engineer in Manitoba and Ontario.
Chief Financial Officer; CPA, CMA
Mr. Boland is an experienced mining finance executive with over 25 years of experience in the industry, holding positions such as VP Finance for Goldcorp, VP Controller for Kinross, CFO for Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines, and he is currently the CFO for Kiboko Gold Inc. He has contributed to securing more than $1 billion of combined equity, debt, and project financing for mining ventures.
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Chair and Director - P. Geo
Dr. Mark Cruise
Mark is a professional geologist with over 25 years of international experience from exploration to production. He has co-founded and led several billion dollar TSX-V, TSX and NYSE-Americas listed exploration and mining companies. Mark is an independent director for Velocity Minerals, NiCAN Ltd and Bunker Hill Mining.
Ms. Williams is Anishinaabe, a member of Curve Lake First Nation, and is currently an elected official for her community. Ms. Williams, LLB has worked in Indigenous communities in government and corporate roles in the capacity of legal counsel, negotiations and governance, and as a strategic advisor, for over 20 years. Ms. Williams has been on negotiation teams that have successfully settled over $1 billion in agreements and has worked on Indigenous community engagement and negotiations to support national energy and mining projects. Ms. Williams teaches at Osgoode Hall Law School as an Adjunct Professor and supports student led negotiations focussing on consultation, Indigenous rights and reconciliation.
Director - ICD.D
Mr. Hoffman is currently Chair and Director at 1911 Gold and NiCAN Ltd. as well as a director of Velocity Minerals, Silver X Mining and Fury Gold. He is a mining executive with over 35 years of experience including engineering, mine operations, corporate development, projects and construction. Mr. Hoffman also has direct northern Canadian mining experience including operations and projects. He is the former CEO of Crowflight Minerals, Kria Resources and Crocodile Gold.-
An experienced Chartered Accountant, senior level Executive Financial Advisor and Director with diverse business experience. Broad experience supporting executive teams from the initial structuring of start-ups and raising capital to building budgets, financial forecasts and supporting valuations and due diligence analysis for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Humphrey has over 25 years of international mining experience. He worked for Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director and North American Precious Metals Analyst, where he was responsible for growing Morgan Stanley's North American Gold research coverage. Mr. Humphrey was also a Managing Director and Head of Mining Research at Raymond James and covered precious metal equities at CIBC World Markets and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Humphrey has held a variety of mining industry roles from contract underground miner to CEO. Mr. Humphrey is currently President and CEO of NiCAN Ltd. And sits on the board of Black Swan Graphene, and was the CEO of QMX Gold, which was acquired by Eldorado Gold.
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Technical Advisor - Ph.D.
Dr. Fred Breaks
Dr. Breaks, a lithium expert, discovered the two largest Lithium-rich rare element deposits (Li-Ta-Rb-Cs) in Ontario: Separation Rapids Pegmatite of Avalon Advanced Materials, and Pakeagama Lake Pegmatite of Frontier Lithium. He spent 29 years at the Ontario Geological Survey where he ran Operation Treasure Hunt and headed regional mapping project predominantly in LCT pegmatites, fertile Granites for Lithium and REE potential. He has an extensive experience with petrography, mineralogy, litho and mineral geochemistry of Archean shield rock types in a wide range of domain settings including greenstone rich belts. He has 118 publications at the Ontario Geological Survey and numerous external publications,. He is highly experienced in most deposit types in shield areas, including rare element pegmatites and related S-type peraluminous granites.