Brian BowerLead Director
Mr. Bower has over 30 years’ experience as an exploration and mine geologist working primarily in British Columbia and Yukon. Brian obtained a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of British Columbia and has extensive experience in supporting strong technical teams in advanced exploration projects in British Columbia & Yukon. He has been instrumental in developing projects like the New Afton Mine, the Kemess South deposit, the Blackwater deposit and the Mount Milligan deposit in British Columbia. He has also worked on the Casino deposit in Yukon during the mid-1990’s completing the deposit delineation drilling, building a new geology model and helping the geo-statistician & mining engineer to develop a new block model reserve estimate for the Casino deposit.
Marty Henning, P. GeoPrincipal Geologist
Marty has 15 years of grassroot to brownfield exploration and mining experience including 10 years focused at the New Afton block cave mine. He has worked with strong technical teams leading geological studies related to resource expansion, geometallurgy, environmental, structural interpretation, and mine planning. He is well versed in Canadian Cordillera geology and has lead exploration programs targeting copper-gold porphyry, gold-silver epithermal and intrusion related gold deposits. Mr. Henning holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of British Columbia Okanagan specializing in applied geochemistry.
Jesse Halle, P. GeoVice President Exploration
Jesse is a professional geologist with over 20 years of geoscience related exploration in senior and technical roles, and is a Managing Director at Halle Geological Services Ltd. Jesse obtained a B.Sc (Environmental Science) from the University of Toronto, a B.Sc (Honours Geology) from Lakehead University, and has since worked on numerous base and precious metal deposits In Canada and US. He has helped advance multiple porphyry copper-gold deposits in Yukon and BC, including Western Copper and Gold’s Casino deposit and Copper Mountain Mining’s Copper Mountain deposit.
Graeme Hopkins, B. Sc.Chief Technical Officer
Graeme has over 20 years of experience in the fields of data management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Previous work experience includes working for a multinational Forestry Company, Interfor, as well as GIS consulting for a variety of clients with resource based projects. Graeme has been involved with the Freegold Mountain project, and the company since starting out as the GIS and Database Manager in 2008. Graeme recieved a Batchelor of Science (Geography), from the University of Victoria in 1994 and completed the Advanced Diploma Program (GIS) from B.C.I.T. in 2000.
Kairan Liu, Ph.D.Project Geologist
Kairan has over 7 years of international exploration experience as well as a PH.D. in Economic Geology from the Colorado School of Mines. Being one of the newest members of the team Kairan has shown a great passion for learning about geology, new software and many other aspects of the junior mining sector, he has proved himself to be an invaluable member of the technical team.