Advisory Board

Pierre Bertrand, P.Eng


Vice President of SGF Mines and General Manager of SOQUEM. Holds a BSc.A in Geological Engineering from Laval Engineering in Quebec City. Since joining SOQUEM in 1999, Mr. Bertrand has been instrumental in developing mineral properties located in Quebec including the Renard JV diamond discovery.

Gary Giroux, P.Eng


Registered professional engineer with over 30 years’ experience calculating mineral resources. Has completed mineral resource estimates on a wide variety of gold vein deposits in British Columbia and around the world. Mr. Giroux is Deer Horn’s Qualified Person for all matters relating to the Mineral Resource Estimate in the Deer Horn PEA. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Mr. Giroux has earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc in Geological Engineering.

Dr. Lee Groat, B.Sc., Ph.D

Professor and former Head of the Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Former NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. Areas of research include mineralogy, geochemistry and ore deposits.

Bob Lane, M.Sc., P. Geo

Consultant/Advisor & Qualified Person
Registered professional geologist with a Master's degree in geology and more than 20 years of practical field geology as a research geologist with the BC Geological Survey, as the Regional Geologist with the Ministry of Energy & Mines and as a consulting geologist.

Tracey Meintjes, P.Eng

Consultant/Advisor & Qualified Person
Registered professional engineer and Deer Horn’s Qualified Person for matters relating to mineral processing, metallurgical testing, mining capital, mine operating costs, environmental, infrastructure, financial evaluation, and overall report preparation. He has been involved with copper, gold, coal, molybdenum project evaluations and is a specialist in pit and schedule optimization.

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