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Charles (Chuck) Fipke, Ph.D.,


Discoverer of Canada’s first diamond mine at Ekati, NWT, Dr. Fipke’s vision and scientific insight was instrumental in the emergence of the Canadian diamond industry. Dr. Fipke is a world-renowned expert on diamond exploration and indicator mineral geochemistry and has received an honorary Doctorate of Technology from Okanagan University College and numerous awards.

John Robins, P.Geo


Driving force within the Vancouver mining sector as co-founder of Hunter Exploration, Stornoway Diamond, Kivalliq Energy, North Country Gold and Kaminak Gold. Mr. Robins was also involved in the successful sale/merger of several public companies including  Kaminak Gold (Goldcorp), Grayd Resources (Agnico Eagle), Troon Resources (Grenville Strategic Royalty), Arauco Minerals (Kinross), Creston Moly (Mercator) and Northair Silver (Kootenay Silver).

Jim Paterson, B.Comm


Mr. Paterson has 19 years of corporate experience with North American publicly traded companies, participating in acquisitions, joint-ventures, spin-outs, reverse transactions and IPO’s. Since January 2010, Mr. Paterson has been involved as an executive or as an active director of companies which have raised in excess of $175 million in equity financings.

Tom McCandless, Ph.D., P.Geo,


Diamond specialist with over 35 years of diamond-specific industry experience including Chief Mineralogist for Stornoway Diamond Corp., Ashton Mining and Superior Minerals. Conducted historic morphology studies on diamonds from the Kahuna project.

Patrick McAndless, B.Sc. P.Geo,


Decorated veteran explorationist with over 40 years of industry experience and a track record of mine discovery. Recipient of the prestigious BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines H. H. “Spud” Huestiss Award for excellence in prospecting and mineral exploration.

Gilles Arseneau, Ph.D. P.Geo,


Geological resource specialist with over 30 years of exploration project management and geostatistical mineral resource estimate and reserve audit experience. Former Manager of Geology at the Toronto Stock Exchange.