Michael Dufresne, P.Geol., P.Geo.
Independent Director and Qualified Person
Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1983) and an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta (1987). He is a Professional Geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), British Columbia (APEGBC) and the Northwest and Nunavut Territories (NAPEG). He has worked as a consulting geologist for over thirty years, conducting and directing exploration programs worldwide 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. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies on early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. He has been integral to numerous large discoveries in Canada and Australia and has published extensively on the regional mineral potential of Alberta.