Mr. Dufresne received his B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1983 and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987. He is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) since 1989. Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd. He has worked as a consulting geologist for over 25 years conducting and directing exploration programs for junior and major exploration and mining companies encompassing a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal and industrial minerals in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Quebec, the Northwest Territories (NWT) and internationally. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies for early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. He has additionally published extensively on the mineral potential of Alberta, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territories and was first author of “Diamond Potential of Alberta” Alberta Geological Survey Bulletin 63. Mr. Dufresne was personally involved with and part of the exploration teams responsible for the discovery of the George Lake – Goose Lake gold deposits, Nunavut, the Three Bluffs gold deposit, Nunavut, and the Perseverance gold deposit, which is currently in production, in the Coolgardie area of Western Australia.