Technical Team

  • Dr. Christopher Leslie - Vancouver, Canada

    Christopher Leslie, Ph.D., P.Geo., is an economic geologist with over 15 years of experience in mineral exploration primarily focused on the discovery and advancement of gold deposits. Mr. Leslie has previously held senior management roles including Vice President Exploration for multiple junior mining companies. In 2009, he was an integral member of the discovery team at the Blackwater Gold project in central BC where he supervised the exploration and initial resource delineation drill programs that lead to the most recent mineral reserve estimate of 8.2 Moz Au. Prior to Blackwater, Mr. Leslie was involved in mineral exploration and government geoscience, working on numerous deposit styles both in grassroots exploration and in production. Mr. Leslie has a Ph.D. in economic geology from CODES, University of Tasmania, an M.Sc. in geological sciences from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. in geological sciences from the University of Alberta. Mr. Leslie is a registered Professional Geoscientist with EGBC.

  • Matthew Hernan - Ballarat, Australia

    Mathew Hernan, BASc, Geology, is a geologist with nearly 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Hernan specialises in Central Victorian Nuggetty narrow vein gold systems and has extensive experience in underground mine geology, resource estimation, geological management and leadership.  Previously Mr. Hernan served as the Senior Resource Geologist and Geology Manager for the Ballarat Mine and as Project Mine Geologist for Bendigo Mining.