DR. JEAN-PHILIPPE DESROCHERS
Dr. Desrochers holds a PhD in geology from University of Montreal and has over 20 years experience in the mineral exploration industry in Canada, Central America and South America. He has been involved with intermediate and junior mining companies with exploration projects ranging from grassroots to mine-scale, on both surface and underground. Dr. Desrochers specializes in the field of structural geology applied to ore deposits in the search for Archean lode gold, volcanogenic massive sulfides, porphyry copper, skarn, and epithermal gold deposits. Dr. Desrochers was the Vice-President of Exploration for Murgor Resources Inc. (MGR: TSX-V) from 2005 through to May of 2010. Past experience also includes senior positions with Aur Resources and SRK Consulting.
NEIL W. RICHARDSON, P. Geo.
Mr. Richardson has over 22 years experience in mineral exploration and mining operations of base metal and precious metal deposits throughout Canada. Mr. Richardson was most recently the Manager of Exploration for Murgor Resources Inc. where he was responsible for delineation of two projects to National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimates, project generation, process discipline and corporate growth strategies. Prior to joining Murgor in 2006, Mr. Richardson worked for HudBay Minerals Inc as a Senior Exploration Geologist responsible for greenfield and brownfield projects in the Flin Flon - Snow Lake area. He was part of a team that discovered a number of new mineralized zones throughout the belt. He also has past experience as a Senior Mine Geologist with extensive background in resource - reserve estimations and operations. Mr. Richardson graduated from Cambrian College in 1988, with a Geological Engineering Technology diploma. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.
Darrell Turcotte holds a Geology degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and has over twenty-six (26) years in the mineral exploration field in Canada, East Africa, the Caribbean and Central Asia. His experience ranges from grassroots regional reconnaissance surveys to more advanced detailed surface exploration and underground mine development projects. He has hands-on experience using a wide range of exploration methods that include ground-based geophysics, bore-hole physical properties surveys (surface and underground), field geochemistry (soil, stream and heavy mineral concentrates), and a variety of spectral techniques including infrared hyper spectral analysis. He also has a solid background of commercial laboratory work experience involving the processing and testing of mineral exploration samples. Mr. Turcotte has been involved in numerous metal projects that include Archean lode-style gold, Paleozoic epithermal gold, porphyry copper-gold, volcanogenic massive sulphides, molybdenum-tungsten skarn-greisen, and rare earth type deposits. He also has experience in nonmetals, specifically, diamond exploration, and spent several years working in the development of an advanced metallurgical (coking) coal deposit project that is presently a producing coal mine.