Management, Consultants & Advisors

Danièle Spethmann, P.Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer
Salil Dhaumya, Chief Financial Officer
Tom Neelands, P.Geo., Chief Geologist
Dr. Tom Setterfield, P.Geo., Independent geologist
Betty Anne Loy, Corporate Secretary



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Danièle Spethmann, P.Geo. – President and CEO, Director

More than 30 years experience in Canada, Latin American and Botswana including senior geologist on two projects with significant discoveries (Choco 10-Carolina Zone Venezuela; and Fruta del Norte, Ecuador). She has held Senior Geologist positions at IAMGOLD, African Copper, Aurelian Resources and Bolivar Goldfields. She is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a committee member of the Toronto Geological Discussion Group and Women in Mining Toronto.

Salil Dhaumya CPA – CFO

Mr. Dhaumya has extensive experience providing financial services to both public and private companies in the areas of finance, administration and public accounting for exploration and private real estate development companies. Currently, he is also the CFO for Canada Rare Earth Corporation, a TSX-Venture listed company. Other companies he has worked with include Pan American Goldfields Ltd., and Aquilini Investment Group. Mr. Dhaumya earned an Honors Bachelor of Commerce from Panjab University, India and is a Canadian designated CPA.

Tom Neelands, P.Geo. – Chief Geologist

Mr. Neelands has 40 years experience as an exploration geologist in Canada and Latin America with senior mining companies Teck, Placer Dome, Noranda and IAMGOLD and as a consultant for junior exploration companies Bolivar Goldfields, Aurelian Resources, African Copper, and several others. Mr. Neelands 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 B.Sc. at Carleton University and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists Ontario.

Betty Anne Loy –  Secretary

Twenty plus years experience as a corporate secretary of various Canadian and US private and public companies, including responsibility for statutory compliance and regulatory filings. She has managed all aspects of corporate and shareholder communications.

Consultants & Advisors

Dr. Tom Setterfield, P.Geo. - Independent Consulting Geologist

Thirty-five plus years experience, including 13 years with Western Mining Corporation. He is co-founder and principal of GeoVector Management Inc. and current Vice President, Exploration and Director, Avidian Gold Corp. Dr. Setterfield 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. Dr. Setterfield completed his M.Sc on synvolcanic faults in the Noranda area of Quebec, his Ph.D. in Cambridge, UK and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Orix Geoscience Inc. – Consultants

Orix Geoscience partners with exploration and mining companies providing front-end geological services including field mapping and core logging, compilation, interpretation, modelling and targeting. Orix is managed by co-founders and Executive Chair Shastri Ramnath and President and CEO, Ashley Kirwan.