Ms. Spethmann is an exploration geologist with over 30 years experience in northern Ontario, Canada and internationally, mostly in Latin American and more recently in Botswana.  Danièle was the senior geologist and principal on two projects with significant discoveries (Choco 10 – Carolina zone and Fruta del Norte) in Venezuela and in Ecuador. Companies she has worked with include IAMGOLD, African Copper, Aurelian Resources and Bolivar Goldfields. Danièle spent her undergraduate summers mapping for the Geological Survey of Canada, completed her Geology Honor Thesis at the University of Ottawa and recently obtained her Mining Management Certificate from Ryerson University. She is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, the PDAC, Women in Mining, and a committee member of the Toronto Geological Discussion Group

Consultants and Technical Advisors


Dr. Setterfield is an independent consulting geologist with over 35 years experience in the mining industry, 13 of which was with Western Mining Corporation.  He is a co-founder and principal of GeoVector Management Inc. and currently Vice President, Exploration and Director, Terrax Minerals.  Tom is well known in the industry as an expert in iron oxide copper gold, epithermal gold and volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits. He has extensive Archean greenstone belt experience, including in the Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Noranda and Chibougamau camps of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, and in the productive Yilgarn Block in the Kalgoorlie area of Australia. Tom completed his MSc on synvolcanic faults in the Noranda area, of Quebec, and his PhD in Cambridge, UK.


Mr. Neelands is an exploration geologist with over 40 years field experience in Canada and mostly in Latin American countries with major companies including Teck, Placer Dome, Noranda and IAMGOLD. He has worked as a consultant for junior exploration companies: Bolivar Goldlfields, Aurelian Resources, African Copper, and several others. Tom has been the principal or senior geologist on three substantial gold discoveries including the Detour Calcite Zone (Ontario), the Carolina Zone at Choco 10 (Venezuela) and Fruta del Norte (Ecuador). Tom completed his BSc at Carleton University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists Ontario.


Orix Geoscience partners with exploration and mining companies providing front-end geological services including field mapping and core logging, compilation, interpretation, modelling and targeting. The company is operated by founder Shastri Ramnath, President and Principal Geologist, Ashley Kirwan, Vice President and Senior Geologist. Shastri has 16 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry and has worked throughout North and South America as well as Africa. Shastri earned a BSc (Hons) in Geology from The University of Manitoba, a MSc from Rhodes University in South Africa, and an MBA from Athabasca University. Ashley Kirwan has nine years experience in the exploration and mining industry and has worked in North and South America. Ashley earned a BSc (Hons) in Geology from Laurentian University and is currently completing a MSc in Mineral Exploration at Laurentian University.


Mr. McGuinty has worked in Canada and internationally for mineral exploration companies since 1981. He currently serves as VP Operations at Eastmain Resources Inc. Prior to this he was VP Exploration at  Globex Mining Exploration and Queenston Mining Inc. until its acquisition by Osisko Mining in 2012. As well, he was VP Exploration in South and Central America for Intrepid Mines until its takeover in 2008. His work experience spans all aspects of exploration management through to completion of environmental and feasibility studies in Canada and Latin America. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish and is a registered Professional Geoscientist in the provinces of Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec. He has served as Co-chair of the Advisory Panel to Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility Counsellor and is a member of the PDAC CSR Committee.


Mr. Bottrill is a geological consultant in mineral exploration and mine development with almost 50 years of experience.  He has undertaken fieldwork on every continent except Antarctica and has held corporate positions including Director of Exploration where he has been responsible for gold, silver and copper discoveries and mines.  In the 1980's and 1990's he was very involved in several exploration projects in the Kirkland Lake district, including the discovery of the Amalgamated Kirkland, a deposit currently being drilled by Kirkland Lake Gold Mines.  From 2006 through 2012 he was a lecturer in geology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and is currently the Industry Liaison for the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto.

Gary Grawbowski, P.Geo. – Advisor

Mr. Grabowski has over 35 years experience in the mining industry and is very knowledgeable of the geology and mineral deposits in the Kirkland Lake District.  He has visited most operating mines in the Red Lake, Atikokan, Shebandowan, Hemlo, Elliott Lake, and Sudbury, as well as Noranda, Val d’Or and Oka in Quebec, as well as the diamond mines in North West Territories. As MNDM's Resident Geologist of Kirkland Lake for many years Gary has an exhaustive and in-depth knowledge of the Kirkland camp.