Technical Advisors

Mr. Thorsen has over 40 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industries; including 15 years with Selection Trust, 3 years with Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation (Cameco), 21 years with Teck Corporation and six years as a consultant. Mr. Thorsen was directly involved at the field level with the discovery of three ore bodies and at the management level with the discovery and development of three additional ore bodies. Mr. Thorsen is a Professional Engineer, registered both in Ontario (1974) and British Columbia (2002), and obtained his BSc, Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 1970. 

Mr. Leslie was most recently the Senior Project Geologist at Richfield Ventures Corp.'s (now New Gold Inc. NGD:T) successful Blackwater Gold project southwest of Prince George, BC. During his time at Richfield, Mr. Leslie was an integral member of the discovery team at the Blackwater Gold project where he supervised the exploration and resource drill program that led to the most recent resource estimation of 6.52 Moz Au (NGD News Release September 19, 2011). Mr. Leslie has been involved in mineral exploration and government geoscience since 2005, working on numerous deposit styles both in grassroots exploration and in production. He holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. degree in geology from the University of British Columbia.