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Daniel Leroux

Daniel Leroux

BUSINESS MANAGER

Daniel is a senior economic geologist with more than 25 years of geological, mining, mineral processing, project management, corporate and executive experience. Mr. Leroux has also completed over 80 qualifying technical reports, project evaluation, country assessment and valuation reports on various commodities.

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Daniel is a senior economic geologist with more than 25 years of diversified geological, mining, mineral processing, project management, corporate and executive experience. This includes a proven track record of successfully designing, evaluating, leading, managing and supervising multi-disciplinary greenfield to advanced exploration and development-mining stage projects on time and on budget for several commodities (i.e. gold, diamond, base metals, PGE’s, industrial minerals and gemstones) located in North America, South America, Africa, and Europe which led to the discovery and/or mine development of several projects. Mr. Leroux has also completed over 80 qualifying technical reports (NI 43-101, AIM and JSX compliant), project evaluation, country assessment and valuation reports on various commodities.

Mr. Leroux has extensive mineral processing experience in the design, commissioning, management, operation and data collection of various jig, rotary pan plant and DMS processing plants (from 5 to 65 tph) and various types of recovery plant equipment used for processing mini-bulk and large-scale kimberlite and/or diamond-bearing alluvial gravel bulk samples. Mr. Leroux also has extensive executive management, financing, corporate affairs experience and a large industry-wide contact network as Vice President of a Canadian based geological and mining consultancy, President and Vice President Exploration for a private Canadian junior mining company as well as provide corporate and technical advisory services for both private and public junior mining companies.

Contact: Daniel.Leroux@sgs.com

Yann Camus

Yann Camus

MINERAL RESOURCE ENGINEER

Yann has prepared technical reports in English, French and Spanish on a wide range of commodities, and is a Qualified Person for a number of deposits types (Au laterites, vein-hosted-Au-Ag-Cu-Zn-Pb, heavy sands, Zn-Pb-Ag-Au VMS, magmatic-REE, cement and lime limestone)...

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Mr. Yann Camus is a geological Engineer with SGS since 2000. Prior to joining SGS in 2000 Mr. Yann Camus had 5 brief work experiences in geology, hydrogeology and geophysics. Then he joined SGS and performed geostatistics and resource estimation for the last 15 years.

Since joining SGS Yann has executed a wide variety of projects from resource estimations,economic evaluations of deposits, and audits of resources and reserves internationally. Yann also offered training sessions on resource modeling and land surveying applied to mineral projects including training on software. He delivered presentations and reports to exploration and mining companies.

Yann has prepared technical reports in English, French and Spanish on a wide range of commodities, and is a Qualified Person for a number of deposits types (Au laterites, vein-hosted-Au-Ag-Cu-Zn-Pb, heavy sands, Zn-Pb-Ag-Au VMS, magmatic-REE, cement and lime limestone)

Contact: Yann.Camus@sgs.com

Maxime Dupéré

Maxime Dupéré

GEOLOGIST

Since joining SGS, Maxime has executed a wide variety of projects involving geostatistics and resource estimations of gold, iron and titanium-vanadium deposits, economic evaluations of narrow vein type gold deposits and audits of resources and reserves internationally...

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Maxime Dupéré is a geologist graduated from Université de Montréal (1999) with a B.Sc. in geology. Prior to joining SGS in 2006 Maxime Dupéré worked 4 years as an exploration geologist with Dianor Resources (and Geos Sciences) on gold and Diamonds projects, assuming multiple roles from soil and sediment sampling to detailed cartography. Maxime also has gained experience in drill logging (Core and Reverse Circulation (RC)), sampling and supervision with Cassidy Gold, in Guinea, Africa as well with Ashton/SOQUEM (2006) for diamond resource estimation purposes.

Since joining SGS, Maxime has executed a wide variety of projects involving geostatistics and resource estimations of gold, iron and titanium-vanadium deposits, economic evaluations of narrow vein type gold deposits and audits of resources and reserves internationally.

Maxime has prepared several technical reports in English, French and Spanish on a wide range of commodities, and can be considered a Qualified Person for a number of deposits types (Ti-V, iron, gold, and base metals).

Contact: Maxime.Dupéré@sgs.com

Lyne Maître

Lyne Maître

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT MANAGER, M. Sc. Env.

Mrs. Lyne Maître is an environmental geographer with SGS since 2006. She delivered reports to exploration and mining companies. She has prepared or participated in the preparation of numerous technical reports in French and English for a wide range of metals and commodities...

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Mrs. Lyne Maître is an environmental geographer with SGS since 2006. Mrs. Maître graduated from Université de Montréal (2001) with a B.Sc. in Environmental Geography, Physical environment orientation, and from Université du Québec à Montréal (2004) with a M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences. Two years of Geological Engineering at École Polytechnique (1999) and her work experience at SGS had also allowed her to participate in various geological projects.

Prior to joining SGS in 2006, Mrs. Maître had 4 work experiences in environmental site assessment (characterization and rehabilitation of contaminated land), analysis of the compliance of certificate of authorization applications for the Ministry of the Environment of Québec (for sandpits, quarries, asphalt plants, and environmental restorations), and in surveying, geomatics, and geology. Then she joined SGS and performed requests of various environmental permits to the government, environmental audits of mining sites, environmental sampling monitoring, surveying, geotechnical and geological field work, validation and management of database, geological modeling, geostatistics, and estimation of resource and reserve for the last 10 years. She also offered software training sessions on geological modeling.

She delivered reports to exploration and mining companies. She has prepared or participated in the preparation of numerous technical reports in French and English for a wide range of metals and commodities, for exploration and mining production companies.

Contact: Lyne.Maître@sgs.com

Marc-Antoine Laporte

Marc-Antoine Laporte

GEOLOGIST, M.Sc.

Marc-Antoine specialized in ore deposit geology, regional to deposit scale targeting and project management. Since joining SGS in 2016 Marc-Antoine has worked as a consulting geologist for exploration, exploration targeting and 3D modeling.

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Marc-Antoine Laporte graduated from Laval University with a M.Sc. in geochemistry and petrology. Marc-Antoine specialized in ore deposit geology, regional to deposit scale targeting and project management.

Prior to joining SGS he work with Falcondbrige exploration team at Raglan Mine and 7 years with Anglo American where he was in charge of North American project generation and work as a project geologist gaining experience on large scale drill program, geochemical and geophysical survey, field mapping and project management. He also works as Senior Geologist with North American Palladium on their greenfield\brownfield program around the Lac des Iles Mine (PGE)

Since joining SGS in 2016 Marc-Antoine has worked as a consulting geologist for exploration, exploration targeting and 3D modeling. Marc-Antoine has prepared technical reports in English and French on a wide range of commodities and his Qualified Person for a number of deposits including Ni-Cu-PGE magmatic deposit, intrusion related PGE, VMS Cu-Au-Mo porphyry.

Contact: Marc-Antoine.Laporte@sgs.com

Luca Arnaldi

Luca Arnaldi

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - GLOBAL

Mr. Arnaldi is a Business Development and Marketing professional with over 12 years experience in the mineral exploration/mining, wine and spirits, uniform and promotional product industries...
 

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Mr. Arnaldi is a Business Development and Marketing professional with over 12 years experience in the mineral exploration/mining, wine and spirits, uniform and promotional product industries.

Building strong relationships with internal and external customers and understanding the value of having strong and competent technical team supporting the sales cycle, has been a trade mark of his success. Throughout his years of experience he has excelled in skills such as; team management, business development and training/coaching employees.

Offering a professional approach in four different languages, he always strives to surpass all objectives at hand.

Contact: Luca.Arnaldi@sgs.com

Nicolas Poupart

Nicolas Poupart

SOFTWARE ARCHITECT

As part of his work Mr. Poupart has developed a very special expertise in algorithmic of projections, scene graphs, calculation of mineral resources and requirements and software processes in this area. He also gained extensive knowledge of the software architecture of CAD and GIS...

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As part of his work Mr. Poupart has developed a very special expertise in algorithmic of projections, scene graphs, calculation of mineral resources and requirements and software processes in this area. He also gained extensive knowledge of the software architecture of CAD and GIS and interoperability problems in these areas at the level of exchange formats.

He also learned specific technologies, for example, the HOOPS and Irrlicht graphic engines and the SQLite embedded database engine or the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) used in the software suite developed in-house (Geostat , SectCad, BlkCAD, PolyCad and GENESIS) ; he has also has developed the software library architecture (Geostat Domain Framework) used in this software suite.

Contact: Nicolas.Poupart@sgs.com

Nicolas Babin

Nicolas Babin

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

With SGS Since 2006 Mr. Babin gained good skills and knowledge in problem solving and has extensive knowledge and experience in the Genesis software, the SGS proprietary software for 3D geological interpretation and block modeling...
 

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With SGS Since 2006 Mr. Babin has gained very good knowledge in many types of programming. During the course of his work, he has gained experience and knowledge in geostatistics, and statistical tools. Besides his computing knowledge, Mister Babin also gets involved on the ground; he participated in certain campaigns of drilling, was a member of a geotechnical team and so made several entrances of data for various clients.

He has good knowledge in object oriented programming and database. Mr. Babin gained good skills and knowledge in problem solving and has extensive knowledge and experience in the Genesis software, the SGS proprietary software for 3D geological interpretation and block modeling.

Contact: Nicolas.Babin@sgs.com

Gaétane Beaulieu

Gaétane Beaulieu

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

With SGS since 1993, Ms. Beaulieu provides full administrative support to a variety of departmental professionals, mid-level to senior manager and department heads...
 
 

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With SGS since 1993, Ms. Beaulieu provides full administrative support to a variety of departmental professionals, mid-level to senior manager and department heads. Incumbent must be capable of multi-tasking to meet the department needs and working with multiple managers and assignments simultaneously. This position operates under minimum supervisor. Often assigned tasks to lead to completion and work independently.

Contact: Gaétane.Beaulieu@sgs.com

Maria Coliban

Maria Coliban

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Maria Coliban holds Bachelor's degrees in Tourism and Hospitality Management. With her experience, she has the necessary skills to manage and plan the daily and monthly administrative operations
 
 

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Maria Coliban holds Bachelor's degrees in Tourism and Hospitality Management. She takes on the roles of Project Coordinator for Geologists and Administrative Assistant.

With her experience, she has the necessary skills to manage and plan the daily and monthly administrative operations, as well as to coordinate the travel arrangements of SGS Geostat employees.

Her known languages: French, English, Spanish, Russian and Romanian.

Contact: Maria.Coliban@sgs.com

Olivier Vadnais-Leblanc

Olivier Vadnais-Leblanc

GEOLOGIST

Olivier is a Geologist with 10 years of experience in mining and mineral exploration in analysis and interpretation of field data, 3D modelling of sites and deposits using Vulcan, ArcGIS, Autocad/Promine and AcQuire
 

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Olivier is a Geologist with 10 years of experience in mining and mineral exploration in analysis and interpretation of field data, 3D modelling of sites and deposits using Vulcan, ArcGIS, Autocad/Promine and AcQuire

Contact: Olivier.Vadnais-Leblanc@sgs.com

Didier Ouedraogo

Didier Ouedraogo

GEOLOGIST

Didier Ouedraogo is a Mining Geologist, specialized in open pit mining. He has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in mining exploration and exploitation in Africa.
 
 

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Didier Ouedraogo is a Mining Geologist, specialized in open pit mining. He has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in mining exploration and exploitation in Africa.

He bring his expertise and experience to optimize mining profitability and better management of advanced project.

Contact: Didier.Ouedraogo@sgs.com

Allan Armitage

Allan Armitage

GEOLOGIST PH.D

Allan is a professional geologist with over 25 years’ experience in exploration, resource estimation and assessment of a wide variety of commodities. He has extensive experience preparing 43-101 reports, having authored or co-authored more than 35 NI43-101 reports, including being responsible for resource estimates.

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Allan is a professional geologist with over 25 years’ experience in exploration, resource estimation and assessment of a wide variety of commodities, with a particular emphasis on Au, base metals (Cu-Pb-Zn) and U.

Since 1991, he has been involved in and managed mineral exploration projects for gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and uranium in jurisdictions that include Canada, Mexico and Honduras and, to a lesser, extent the United States, Chile, Bolivia, and the Philippines. These projects ranged from grass roots to the advanced exploration/resource definition stage.

He has extensive experience preparing 43-101 reports, having authored or co-authored more than 35 NI43-101 reports, including being responsible for resource estimates.

Additionally, he has authored or co-authored numerous refereed journal papers and un-refereed government reports, exploration reports and abstracts, and has extensive experience presenting papers at conferences.

Contact: Allan.Armitage@sgs.com

Ian Lafrance

Ian Lafrance

MAPPING / GEOMATICS TECHNICIAN

15 years experience as a technician in cartography / GIS (Geographical Information Systems) / GPS (Surveyor Technician).

Creating plans, 3D model drawings with AutoCAD, ArcGIS and MapInfo, topography, validation database

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arrow 15 years experience as a technician in cartography / GIS (Geographical Information Systems) / GPS (Surveyor Technician).

Creating plans, 3D model drawings with AutoCAD, ArcGIS and MapInfo, topography, validation database.
10 years experience as a graphic designer, design, advertising, magazines and newspapers kiosk.

Contact: Ian.Lafrance@sgs.com

Thierry Plamondon-Tremblay

Thierry Plamondon-Tremblay

JUNIOR ENGINEER - GEOLOGICAL SERVICES

As part of SGS Geostat, Thierry uses the predictive power of AI as a decision-making tool to identify new exploration targets. He also possesses skills in 3D modelling, mapping and data validation and control.

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As part of SGS Geostat, Thierry uses the predictive power of AI as a decision-making tool to identify new exploration targets. He also possesses skills in 3D modelling, mapping and data validation and control.

Contact: Thierry.Plamondon-Tremblay@sgs.com

Julian Waingortin

Julian Waingortin

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - MINERALS

Alan Goldschmidt

Alan Goldschmidt

SENIOR GEOLOGIST

Alan is a highly experienced geologist with over 25 years in the mining industry giving him a broad exposure across commodities and countries.

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He holds an Honours Degree in Geology and has completed a Post Graduate Mining Engineering Diploma specialising in geostatistics, geological modelling

He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and is considered to competent person for many commodities for the purpose of reporting mineral resource estimates in Australia (JORC), South Africa (SAMREC) and Canada (NI-43-101)

Alan is capable of conducting independent reviews, audits and assessments with the aim of exploration targeting, feasibility studies, improving grade control and mineral resource modelling.

Contact: Alan.Goldschmidt@sgs.com