Exploration Team

Jacob Longridge, PhD

Carmacks Project Geologist

Dr. Jacob Longridge is an economic geologist who has assisted a range of companies, from prospect generators through to active miners in Canada and Peru. He has worked on projects from high level district-scale target generation through to resource expansion. He has been actively engaged in mineral exploration in the Yukon, Western Canada and South America for multiple commodities including Copper, Gold and Silver. He prides himself on assisting companies achieving their corporate strategic goals through efficient mineral exploration. Dr. Longridge holds a Doctor of Science in Economic Geology from the prestigious Royal School of Mines, Imperial College and a First Class Honours in Geology from Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Debbie James, P.Geo.

Ms. James  has worked the bulk of her career in the Pacific Northwest on a variety of deposit types with 12 years of specific experience in the Yukon. Her work in the Yukon has led to a strong understanding of permitting requirements as well as environmental, First Nation and community .  As author of the company’s Ni 43-101 on the Stu Project as well supervising previous programs on the property she has extensive knowledge about mineralization and geology on the  property. 

Lauren Blackburn, P. Geo.

Ms. Blackburn has over 13 years of work experience in the Yukon through stints with the Yukon Geologic Survey, junior exploration companies and exploration service providers. Lauren has a vast understanding of Yukon geology and permitting requirements as well as environmental, First Nation and community considerations combined with her vast network of contractors, government officials and explorations.

Scott Petsel, P.Geo.

Mr. Petsel  has over 28 years of experience in global exploration, mine geology, project management and advancement including, former Project Mgr, Ambler & Bornite projects, NovaCopper (now Trilogy Metals), Exploration Mgr, Galore Creek project and Sr Geologist, Donlin Gold project, NovaGold as well as Sr Exploration positions with Placer Dome (now Barrick) & Echo Bay (now Kinross) in North America and internationally 

Dwayne McInnis

Technical Advisor

Mr. McInnis is an entrepreneur with 20 years.of experience in mineral exploration sector with a focus on community involvement.  He was involved in the creation of two joint venture companies, Tahltan Northern Exploration Services and Tahltan Drilling Services, which provided exploration services to clients in Tahltan traditional territory and aided exploration companies in securing access agreements throughout BC.  Previous to his involvement in mineral exploration, he served as an Environmental Manager in the forestry industry. 

Doug Warkentin

Technical Advisor

Mr. Douglas Warkentin is a Metallurgical and Process Development Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the mining and mineral processing industries. Currently Senior Metallurgist at Kemetco Research Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, he has conducted mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, minewater treatment and resource recovery on a broad array of base, precious and high-tech metals projects for Canadian and international clients.

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