Jim Atkinson* P.GEO., M.Sc.
Jim has over 45 years North American and International experience on a variety of base and precious metal deposits and mines. He has worked as a Project Manager, Exploration Manager, and VP Exploration for both major mining and junior exploration companies, which includes extensive PGM experience in Canada, Brazil, Ecuador, and United States (Duluth Complex). As Director of Exploration at Noront from 2008-2010, Jim led the technical team in the discovery of seven mineral deposits, including the 20 million tonne high grade nickel/palladium Eagles Nest Deposit in northwestern Ontario’s Ring of Fire. He has also consulted for numerous nickel exploration projects in the Labrador trough and Quebec.
DR. LARRY HULBERT* PhD
A specialist in magmatic nickel, copper and platinum-group element (PGE) deposits, Dr. Hulbert’s extensive international career as a geoscientist includes work in both the private and public sectors, in addition to the academic community. His work on many major magmatic nickel-copper-PGE complexes in the world is recognized throughout the international geological community.
Dr. Hulbert began his career in the Lynn Lake nickel camp in northern Manitoba, followed by his extensive PGE work in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, and completion of his Doctor of Science at the University of Pretoria in 1983. From 1984 to 2007, Larry worked as a Research Scientist in the Mineral Deposit Research Division of the Geological Survey of Canada where he had the opportunity to analyze most potential PGE deposits in Canada, including Forum’s area of focus within the Peter Lake Domain in Saskatchewan. Since 2007, Dr. Hulbert has consulted for companies exploring for nickel-copper-PGE deposits internationally.
Dr. Hulbert is a Registered Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and a Registered Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Barlow Medal from Canadian Institute of Mining and metallurgy in 1993, the Robinson Distinguished Lecturer for 2001-2002 (Geological Association and Mineralogical Association of Canada ), and the Earth Sciences Sector Merit Award (2003) by Natural Resources Canada in recognition of his exemplary effort in the sustainable development of Canada’s northern mineral wealth.
DR. BOEN TAN* PhD
Dr. Tan is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, and possesses over thirty-five years of uranium exploration experience. Dr. Tan joined Uranerz, a private German company, in 1969 and after a number of years as a field geologist in Germany and Australia, moved to Canada in 1973 as a senior geologist and Project Manager for Uranerz Exploration & Mining Ltd. (UEM), conducting uranium exploration in the Athabasca Basin.
Dr. Tan was instrumental in the discovery of the Key Lake uranium deposit and the development of the Key Lake Mine which produced approximately 200 million pounds of U3O8 at a grade of 2.5% over a fifteen year mine life from 1983 to 1997. After the development of the Key Lake Mine, Dr. Tan continued to supervise UEM’s uranium exploration and drilling programs in the Athabasca Basin, including regional exploration in the greater Key Lake area. Dr. Tan monitored the exploration and diamond drilling of UEM’s joint ventures with Cameco until 1998. For the next seven years, Dr. Tan acted as a consultant to a number of companies and joined Forum as a Chief Geologist in 2005. In 2007 he received the 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
* Is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101